Prescription Drug Abuse
Lawmakers want to help curb prescription drug abuse in Colorado, a state they say has one of the highest abuse rates in the country.
Colorado has the second highest rate of prescription drug abuse in the nation. More people die from drug overdoses than car crashes every year. Now health officials are teaming up with law enforcement to tackle the problem.
Prescription drugs called “Benzos” are a class of one of the most widely prescribed medications in the U.S., but there is new concern in Colorado that they are being overused.
The group that brought edgy ads to television and billboards in an effort to reduce meth abuse is bringing that same approach to a statewide effort to prevent teen prescription drug abuse.