Saturday’s Yellow Jug article was very pleasing

I was very pleased to see the Yellow Jug documentary article on the front page of Saturday’s Alpena News. This is a vital program in the efforts to collect and dispose of unwanted prescription medication. I would like to go further and let readers know that there is also a program called the Red Barrel Project where you can dispose of any Rx medications for free, no questions asked, including controlled substances which are the most dangerous of all. There is a Red Barrel at the Alpena City Police, the Sheriff’s offices in Alpena and Alcona, and eight other sites in surrounding counties. Let’s keep up the fight against prescription drug abuse and keep our water and homes safe by properly disposing unused or expired medications.

Laurie T. Ames

Certified Substance Abuse

Prevention Specialist

Catholic Human Services