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Boone Co. mother who lost son to addiction runs group for parents to help their loved ones

Posted at 7:33 PM, Jan 24, 2017

BOONE COUNTY, Ind. -- A growing number of families are learning what it’s like to lose a loved one to addiction, but one Boone County mother is turning her heart wrenching loss into a gain for the community.

Michelle Standeford said her son, Troy, started taking pain pills after a Jet Ski accident when he was 15. His reliance on that medication became an addiction, according to his mother.

Troy died just over a year ago from an overdose, he was only 33-years-old.

Michele has since founded a group called Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL). She hopes her story, and support will help others be able save the lives of the ones they love.

Watch the video above to see Michelle’s story.