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Jordan Filler, pictured throughout the years. He died of a heroin overdose in 2014, and shortly after his family started the Jordan Michael Filler Foundation, seeking a solution for opiate addiction that treats both aspects, the physical addiction and the mental health aspect. Xavier Ward/22nd Century Media
Julie and Mark Filler sit on the couch inside of their Highland Park home.
Xavier Ward, Editor
12:02 pm CST December 5, 2017

When Jordan Filler was 12 years old, he told his mother, Julie, “there’s a monster in my head, you’re never going to figure it out and it’s never going to go away.”

A little more than a decade later, in 2014, he overdosed on heroin and died.

He had been out of rehabilitation for around two weeks.