A nice fresh thought among the mundane ones that are taking over even this medium.
The escaping route is required only from the falsehood that a person creates around himself.If the understanding of reality as it is, is practiced then the problem of escapism can be greatly reduced.
Most of the trivial things that we try to escape from are better of attended to before they become a nagging pain. Some other Situations can be complicated which can not be resolved or clarified instantly.
In such cases taking stock of the reality and trying to gauge and quantify the situation as it is becomes important.When human relationships are involved in such situations quantification and measurement becomes really tricky.
As you have rightly mentioned what ever escape route you take validate if it is healthy and will help you align yourself with reality or is pushing you further away.If it is pushing you further away then you will be a slave of escapism till you change directions and start afresh to use the escape route to come closer to reality.
I look forward to some more great insights and thought provoking articles from you to improve as a human being.