While sitting on my couch trying to think of an article to write, I came upon a very weird search topic, “are kids using the internet to get high”. I googled this search topic and came across a few sites talking about a website called i-doser.com. They also talked about how Oklahoma’s Mustang Public School district took this very seriously, and banned Ipods from school grounds. Now, I think I am missing something. As an avid user of marijuana I am no stranger to being high, and as an avid college student I am no stranger to being drunk. I understand that both of these things have negative effects on the body, and must be taken in moderate doses. I also understand that the negative effects on the body are one of the reasons parents are against these substances today, despite the facts that other, legal, substances are much more harmful even when taken correctly. But if you can get high from a bunch of white noise, wouldn’t you want that as a better alternative to these substances? Or is it just the negative stigma that goes along with drugs and their users that has sent this school into an uproar?
So I decided to look into this matter a bit further. I found the i-doser.com site, and clicked my way over to this page: http://www.i-doser.com/freedoses.htm, which gives you the I-doser software and two free doses, one is called “alcohol” and is likened to gunning five glasses of gin, and one is called “content” and is likened to feeling content. The “alcohol” dose is 35 minutes long, and the “content” dose is 20 minutes long. Both are labeled as being moderate in strength. I listened to the “acohol” track first, for about five minutes, and I felt something but nothing that could come close to being called a moderate high or a moderate level of intoxication. After a little bit the noise started to irritate me because the noise is an oscillating middle pitched sound with a background of white noise and this goes on for what I can assume to be the full length of the track. The pitch and background noise is different with the “content” track but that did not do much either. I am still experiencing a slight disorientation effect, which did not increase during either track. I can liken this to taking a shot and waiting 30 minutes, or the extreme low end of smoking a few bowls, where you feel good but nowhere near as good as the beginning of taking that shot or toke.
After browsing the I-doser.com site, I learned that these sounds are called binaural brainwave audio doses and these audio doses are specially formatted to synchronize your brainwaves, which help to induce a state of “mood lift, euphoria, sedation, and hallucination” to quote the faq on the site. Now be honest, what other types of music aim to induce something? Off the top of my head I can think of two, those CD’s they sell at holistic shops that are supposed to lull you to sleep with sounds of nature, and those sonic cannons the cops turn on protesters. What’s the difference? Well only the end purpose of these sounds. One type aims to lull you to sleep, the other aims to induce moods and euphoria, while the last aims to pacify you and cause nausea for easy “clean up” by the police.
I have not however tested any higher doses. I assume they intensify what I am already feeling. I can see myself using this if I was going on a long trip, but after a while the noise would get very annoying, for me at least. I urge you to try this yourself, and to not get scared away by the entire “drug” thing, this is in no way a drug. I would consider this the holistic approach to getting high; ignoring the fact that marijuana is a plant. I would also suggest browsing the site and visiting the faq to gather your own opinions. I have one phrase of wisdom to aid you on your journey to discovery, learn, study, and form your own opinions about any products that are brought to you attention.