Prescription Drug Abuse
Prescription drug abuse in Colorado has dropped by 18 percent, but heroin use has become an epidemic. On Friday federal and state officials talked about how to fight the deadly trend.
A federal health official is visiting Colorado to highlight the problem of prescription drug abuse and to praise the state for addressing the issue.
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.