Colts and Indiana A.G. working to stop prescription drug abuse
Posted: Jul 23, 2014 12:52 AM EDT | Updated: Nov 6, 2014 6:10 AM EDT
The Indianapolis Colts are teaming up with Indiana's Attorney General to prevent prescription drug abuse.
The U.S. Center for Disease Control said that Indiana is currently listed as one of the top 10 states for prescribing narcotics.
The state is also ranked 17th in the nation for dying from a drug overdose.
According to the Indiana State Department of Health more than 1,000 Hoosiers died from drug overdoses in 2012, compared to fewer than 500 in 2003.
"First, we have to block the misuse by bringing the symptoms of prescription drug abuse. We get the play by play by asking doctors about prescription drug abuse. And we want to focus on the turnovers for expired and unused medication by finding a local take back," said Greg Zoeller, Indiana Attorney General.
The Indiana Prescription Drug Task Force will be on hand during during Colts home games and at Colts special events.