Local Man Starts Support Group for Families Affected by Narcotics

By: News 10
By: News 10

MGN Online

An Okemos father is on a mission to help stop the epidemic that killed his son: heroin.

It's a big problem among teens and young adults right now.

Phil Pavona doesn't want to see the drug ruin any more families, so he started a local chapter of Families Against Narcotics.

They're going to meet once a month to support those who are affected by drug abuse.

Pavona says he wants to change the stigma attached to addiction.

"Often people look at it and think addiction is an inner city problem that looks and acts a certain way," Pavona says. "But this is a problem that literally affects all stratospheres of people."

Several volunteers are involved in this group, including an Ingham County judge and the Meridian Twp. police chief.

The first meeting is Tuesday at the University Lutheran Church on Harrison Rd. in East Lansing.

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