When Escape hit the streets, no one was really quite sure what it did. People would go on and on about how it would change life forever after the first dose- that it would give you everything you wanted, everything you imagined.Sometimes people areMoreWhen Escape hit the streets, no one was really quite sure what it did. People would go on and on about how it would change life forever after the first dose- that it would give you everything you wanted, everything you imagined.Sometimes people are right.
Sometimes they leave out the rest of the truth.Calling Escape a potent hallucinogen is an understatement: the designer drug is just the latest display of how badly the US government has lost the War on Drugs. However, that means nothing to Jeremy or kids just like him, teenagers and post-adolescents who live in a world that seems destinedto betray them, to leave them to rot from the inside.For Jeremy, Escape seems like the golden ray of hope that everyone says it is. At first, he gets to use his imagination and create fantasy scenarios, false relationships, entire worlds while on the drug, but for him it only starts to prove what he had already known- that he just doesnt belong.For others like Marc, Escape is the last resort of desperate men.
As the creator of Escape, he knows the danger and the temptation it presents, but the death of his girlfriend pushes him over the edge and it is only too easy to justify another hit if it means seeing her again.Then there is Lynn Stafford, a hypocritical congresswoman who uses a childs Escape-related death to resurrect her career.
To her, this controversy is a godsend, but she is in denial that this just another symptom of a society that has failed its people. They are trapped in a world that has given up on them, dependent on systems that do not care about them.And for many, there is no escape from that reality.