Indiana attorneys holding educational summit on drug abuse in Indiana

FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo, shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. Prescription painkillers should not be a first-choice for treating common ailments like back pain and arthritis, according to new federal guidelines designed to reshape how doctors prescribe drugs like OxyContin and Vicodin. Amid an epidemic of addiction and abuse tied to these powerful opioids drugs, the CDC is urging general doctors to try physical therapy, exercise and over-the-counter pain medications before turning to painkillers for chronic pain. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo, shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. Prescription painkillers should not be a first-choice for treating common ailments like back pain and arthritis, according to new federal guidelines designed to reshape how doctors prescribe drugs like OxyContin and Vicodin. Amid an epidemic of addiction and abuse tied to these powerful opioids drugs, the CDC is urging general doctors to try physical therapy, exercise and over-the-counter pain medications before turning to painkillers for chronic pain. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A group of Indiana attorneys is hoping to shed light on the issue of drug abuse in the state.

The Association of Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys is holding an education summit called “A closer look at marijuana and synthetic drugs.”

The summit is Thursday starting at 8 a.m. and runs until 4:30 p.m.It will be at the Indiana Historical Society.

Leaders from law enforcement, a Purdue professor and a doctor from the Poison Control Center are all scheduled to speak Thursday on the drug epidemic.

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