The affluence and seclusion of suburbia didn't shield Todd Crandell from becoming a drug addict.
“I'm not the typical kid that grew up in the inner city with nothing,” said Todd Crandell, 50, now a clinical addiction counselor. “I had it all, and I still lost everything.”
Crandell, who founded Racing for Recovery in 2001 to promote physical fitness as an addiction treatment pathway, lived the idyllic suburban existence. He grew up in the middle-class, northwestern Ohio town of Sylvania, about a 20-minute drive from Toledo, where he still lives.