How to Get High Naturally

You don't need drugs or alcohol to get buzzed. Try one of these harmless, natural ways to get high.


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You Will Need

  • Gossip
  • Drums
  • Laughter
  • Altruism
  • Mindful walking
  • Shopping spree
  • Chili peppers


  1. Step 1


    Talk trash about someone. Research shows that gossiping promotes the release of the feel-good chemicals within the body called endorphins.

  2. Step 2

    Bang the drum

    Bang a drum. Drumming provides a one-two feel good punch -- it induces relaxation, and it also may promote the release of endorphins.

  3. Step 3


    Do something that makes you laugh for a natural high. A good chuckle lights up some of the same areas of your brain that cocaine does.

  4. Step 4

    Help someone

    Help someone out. Altruism -- whether it's a one-time favor or a steady volunteer job -- is known to produce a so-called "helper's high" in the do-gooder.

  5. People who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life than those who don't volunteer.

  6. Step 5

    Go bargain-hunting

    Go bargain-hunting. One study showed that shopping can produce feelings of euphoria, especially if you snag a great deal.

  7. Step 6

    Eat something spicy

    Eat a meal that contains chili peppers. They contain capsaicin, a chemical that not only produces the peppers' heat, but causes the brain to flood your nerve endings with endorphins to help you handle it. Just have a glass of milk on hand: it'll douse the fire in your mouth if things get too hot to handle!

  8. When a mother sees her baby smile, it activates a region in the brain that produces euphoric feelings -- much like a drug.