Medical marijuana? That is so ’01,’ isn’t it? There is a new teen moral crisis on the horizon: i-Dosing. We are convinced.
I-dosing is simply the process of listening to specially prepared audio and sounds in order to achieve a simulated drug “high.” Various “digital drug recordings” may simulate the exhilarating effects of cannabis, anti-depressant prescription meds, LSD, ecstasy, cocaine… If Keith Richards had it, they’ve got a song for it, according to supporters of this new industry of “legal drugs.”
But, in reality, Idozer (also known as I-doser) is an exceedingly old “drug” in a new wrapper. And don’t worry, my fellow parents—not it’s actually a drug—called its binaural beat treatment. i-Dosers use the methos as a moderately antisocial rather than hazardous pastime that involves listening to sounds through headsets to generate a high without the use of drugs.
Long-term i-Dosing, of course, raises the possibility of much louder noises: if caught early enough, your kids may be sneaking into factories to obtain their dosage of heavy machinery, or lurking outside the bedrooms of chronic snorers.
In an essay featured on the Psychology Today webpage, freelance journalist Ron Doyle claims that I-Dosing is an offshoot of youthful culture’s persistent obsession with modified moods.
Others argue that modifying your body with music and sound to the extent of hallucinating and other abnormal states is just not feasible.
This is, in my opinion, a lot of hullabaloo. Count yourself lucky if your youngster spends his or her time playing music: at least he or she isn’t hijacking cars or mugging people on the street. Tell him or her to apply for work or study a scientific book.
Or, you could also slip into their iTunes playlist and put Taylor Swift’s Speak Now on there, as genuinely drug-induced music may be enough to frighten anyone.