interesting... just what 'raves' need, to be in the spotlight again and with a story like this to go along with em..
Scott introduces his children to the drug ecstasy in "Small Town Ecstasy."
Scott raves on.
April 24, 2002
This Sunday, a small-town family's drug-induced downward spiral is chronicled in "Small Town Ecstasy," part of HBO's "America Undercover Sundays" series. Tonight on the ET cover story, we have an inside look at the intoxicating special and the dangerous new party drug!
Filmed over the course of a year in a small Northern California community, "Small Town" introduces SCOTT and SHERI, high school sweethearts who married young and have three children, 13-year-old SAM, 15-year-old HEATHER and 18-year-old CRAIG.
The son of a local minister, Scott did not drink or use drugs until he turned 40. Entering a mid-life crisis, this highly extroverted suburban father embarked on a self-destructive path, resulting in a divorce and custody battle because of his addiction to ecstasy -- and the fact that he allowed his children to do drugs with him.
"Small Town Ecstasy" follows Scott as he takes his younger children to outdoor raves and drug-fueled parties and subtly encourages them to join in. Although they try to intervene on his behalf, he resists their attempts and ultimately gives them money to buy and try ecstasy.
Scott is in complete rebellion mode, dying his hair blonde and attempting to adopt the same lifestyle as his 18-year-old son, a college dropout and drug user. But his actions have left Sheri no choice but to file for full custody of the kids after she learns just exactly what her husband is doing to them.
Tonight on ET, we have your first look at this intense and insightful documentary. "Small Town Ecstasy" debuts on HBO Sunday, April 28, at 10 p.m. ET.