Young people in Kyrgyzstan are increasingly turning to drugs for a cheap escape. But, with the police on the lookout for bribes, the habit is becoming more and more costly. You have reached a premium content area of TOL. To read this entire article please login if you are already a TOL subscriber. Not a subscriber? Subscribe today for access to: Full access to the website, including premium articles videos, country reports and searchable archives (containing over 25,000 articles). You can subscribe here to gain access to the entire website.