Stepfather’s unexpected words probably saved Michigan substance user’s life
They’d already stopped for breakfast and a couple of cigarettes and now Tommy Kraus was back in the passenger seat of his stepfather’s red Dodge Durango.
That he’d asked Michael Todd to drive him that day in April 2014 was a matter of practicality — Kraus didn’t think anyone else would be willing to take him; heroin addiction had left him estranged from much of the world. It was also a matter of comfort. Even though he and his stepfather had struggled with their relationship, he felt closer to his stepdad than any other member of his family. He didn’t want to spend the morning before checking into rehab with anyone else.