KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Local and state legislators are trying to crack down on Tennessee's prescription drug epidemic.
They met Tuesday to talk about laws at the 3rd Annual Substance Abuse Prevention Legislative Luncheon.
A recent Knox County survey found nearly 16% of teens have abused a prescription medication.
"It kills more people than motor vehicle accidents. So, we hope to see prescription drug abuse going down. Enforcing the laws and developing stronger laws is a key way to do that," said Heather Sutton of the Metropolitan Drug Commission.
Sutton said it will take the community to work together to prevent substance abuse.