Teens Now Getting High Off 'Digital Drugs' - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

Teens Now Getting High Off 'Digital Drugs'

Posted: Updated:
Web sites are luring kids with free downloads of "digital drugs," which are audio files designed to induce drug-like effects. Videos of teenagers trying the digital drugs are all over YouTube. Web sites are luring kids with free downloads of "digital drugs," which are audio files designed to induce drug-like effects. Videos of teenagers trying the digital drugs are all over YouTube.
Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics spokesperson Mark Woodward said parental awareness is key to preventing future problems, since I-dosing could indicate a willingness to experiment with drugs. Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics spokesperson Mark Woodward said parental awareness is key to preventing future problems, since I-dosing could indicate a willingness to experiment with drugs.

By Adrianna Iwasinski, NEWS 9

MUSTANG, Oklahoma – I-dosing on "digital drugs" is becoming an alarming new trend amongst teens.

Web sites are luring kids with free downloads of "digital drugs," which are audio files designed to induce drug-like effects. The sites claim it is a safe and legal way to get high, but parents fear it could lead to illegal drug use.

Videos of teenagers trying digital drugs are all over YouTube, leaving parents, educators and law enforcement officials with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs concerned.

"Kids are going to flock to these sites just to see what it is about and it can lead them to other places," said OBNDD spokesperson Mark Woodward.

The digital drugs use binaural or two-toned technology to alter your brainwaves and mental state.

"Well it's just scary, definitely scary. Just one more thing to look out for," said parent Kelly Johnson.

Recently Mustang Public Schools sent out a letter warning parents about the new trend after several high school students reported having physiological effects after trying one of these digital downloads. Students and graduates are still talking about it.

"I heard it was like some weird demons and stuff through an iPod and he was like freaking out," said Mustang High School student Meghan Edwards.

"People do need to be concerned about it. It's not just something that should be overlooked," said Shelbi Reed, Mustang High School graduate.

"We had never come across anything like this and anything that is going to cause these physiological effects in a student, that causes us concern," said Shannon Rigsby, Mustang Public Schools Communication Officer.

Mustang schools are doing what they can to put a stop to it, including cracking down on the use of cell phone and other technology while on campus.

The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics said parental awareness is key to preventing future problems, since I-dosing could indicate a willingness to experiment with drugs.

"So that's why we want parents to be aware of what sites their kids are visiting and not just dismiss this as something harmless on the computer," Woodward said. "If you want to reach these kids, save these kids and keep these kids safe, parents have to be aware. They've got to take action."

Another concern the OBN has is that many of these I-dosing sites lure visitors to actual drug and drug paraphernalia sites.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Update: Stolen Disaster Relief Equipment Found

    Update: Stolen Disaster Relief Equipment Found

    A Rogers County man is reunited with his disaster relief trailer after he says thieves took it earlier this week. 

    More >>

    A Rogers County man is reunited with his disaster relief trailer after he says thieves took it earlier this week. 

    More >>
  • Floral Haven Funeral Home Holds Annual 'Avenue Of Flags' In Broken Arrow

    Floral Haven Funeral Home Holds Annual 'Avenue Of Flags' In Broken Arrow

    At Broken Arrow's Floral Haven nearly 4,000 flags are flying at its annual Avenue of Flags. Each flag has draped the casket of a veteran. Sunday, the Civil Air Patrol and the Youth on Guard program put on a reenactment of Arlington National Cemetery's Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. "It's all about the veterans and their families because their families are a big part of it. They gave their lives for us,” said Noah Felando of Youth on Guard. This...More >>
    At Broken Arrow's Floral Haven nearly 4,000 flags are flying at its annual Avenue of Flags. Each flag has draped the casket of a veteran. Sunday, the Civil Air Patrol and the Youth on Guard program put on a reenactment of Arlington National Cemetery's Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. "It's all about the veterans and their families because their families are a big part of it. They gave their lives for us,” said Noah Felando of Youth on Guard. This...More >>
Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.