Prescription drop-off box available at Broussard Police Station

KLFY - The nation is battling an opioid crisis, and Acadiana is not immune to the problem.

Attorney General Jeff Landry says drug overdoses have tripled in Louisiana since 1999 and adds that 60% of opioid abusers become addicted after taking someone else’s prescription.

He believes the best way to stop the opioid crisis from growing is for people to dispose of their unused prescription medication.

“We came up with a goal. That is to put a prescription take-back box in every parish,” Landry said.