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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.


  • Step 1: Gossip Talk trash about someone. Research shows that gossiping promotes the release of the feel-good chemicals within the body called endorphins.
  • 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.
  • Step 3: Laugh 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.
  • 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.
  • TIP: People who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life than those who don't volunteer.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • FACT: When a mother sees her baby smile, it activates a region in the brain that produces euphoric feelings -- much like a drug.

You Will Need

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

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