Senior Vice President Katherine Jaeger of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores tells News965 that Florida's painkiller abuse is rising.
Last year the CDC listed Florida as having anywhere between 72 and 82 prescription painkiller medications per 100 people.
According to Jaeger, drug abuse is the leading cause death for adults between 24 and 44.
"More people die from overdosing on prescription pain medication than cocaine and heroine combined."
Jaeger also credits this rise of abuse to young adults who can get to the medication easier.
"Most young Americans get these prescription pain killers through their family's or friend's medicine cabinet."
Some of the more popular medications people are getting their hands on are Vicodin, Percocet, and Hydrocodone.
However, Florida did experience a plunge in prescription drug abuse when the state government cracked down on 'pill mills', or clinics that conspire in
prescribing and dispensing controlled substances outside of medical practice standards.
The CDC reports Florida experience a 23 percent decrease from overdoses on prescription pain medication from 2010 to 2012.