You can’t see, taste or even touch digital drugs, but some people say all you need to get high is your computer.
Digital drugs, also referred to as sonic drugs or “I-dosing,” are sound files that are downloadable, legal and popular with teenagers.
For as little as $1, you can download audio files that promise to deliver the experience of being drunk or of taking marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy or just about any other drug you can name.
“There’s one track that actually mimics driving under the influence of alcohol. There’s other ones for crystal meth, cocaine, heroin, all different kinds of drugs,” Stephanie Moran, program director at the Governor’s Prevention Partnership, said. http://www.preventionworksct.org/
Her organization has been tracking the trend in Connecticut for the past six months.
“We are expecting there to be a spike since kids are curious and they do like to try different things occasionally,” she said.
The music is on i-doser.com and YouTube and people wearing headphones claim they feel the effects while listening to the music.
A teenager, who only wants to be identified as Zach, is in treatment for dependency on actual drugs and admits to doing digital drugs.
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