08/11/2010 // Dallas, Texas, US // TiffNews10 // News Desk
Dallas – Some teens say listening to music can give them a high similar to that received by taking drugs. As reported by CBS 11 News, a new trend called iDosing has sparked concern among some experts who suggest the motivations for children and teens seeking to get high using music signal a possible need for help.
Dr. Bryon Adinoff, a psychiatrist at UT Southwestern Medical Center, is quoted in the report as stating of the effects of listening to music, “That’s why we listen to music… It [music] makes us feel different things. It makes us feel happy or sad.”
As noted in the report, iDosing creators propose that listening to certain beats can make one’s brain think they are high without taking actual drugs or alcohol. However, some experts say this may not be a harmless activity.
Lois Jordan, a drug addiction expert and creator of Solutions Outpatient Services in Dallas, is quoted in the report as stating of what excessive use of things like iDosing could lead to for users, “What’ll happen is, they’ll build up a tolerance and what used to be euphoric, won’t… So, at some point, they’re going to start doing some other things.”
More information about addictions and recovery may be found by visiting, http://sosdallas.com.
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