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"I-Dosing" Supposedly Simulates Drug High Through Music

Melynn Huntley, AISD's Safe Schools, Healthy Students Melynn Huntley, AISD's Safe Schools, Healthy Students

By Megan Moore
NewsChannel 10

AMARILLO, TEXAS - Kids listen to all kinds of things on their iPods, but now they reportedly can also get high from them.

"I-Dosing" is basically listening to a song which simulates the effect of getting high on a certain drug.  Websites which sell the tones say they severely alter your mood.

There are different tones for different drugs.

For example, the cocaine tone is marketed as simulating the high you get when using the real thing.

The tones are downloaded to a computer or music player.

In the Amarillo school district, parents will be warned of I-Dosing once school starts.

Melynn Huntley, in AISD's Safe Schools, Healthy Students, says "we want parents to stay one step ahead of kids, so we try to stay one step ahead of the kids. We found out about this in the spring, researching it this summer. We try to research it so parents don't have to."

Huntley says her research so far shows no one knows if the effects of I-Dosing are good or bad.

But right now, she believes if kids like the effects, they will want to try the real thing.

One state is already warning parents: the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics wants parents to be on the lookout for these so-called digital drugs.

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