What is Harm Reduction?

Harm reduction is a set of policies and practices intended to reduce the negative effects of drug use.

Syringe Exchange Program

The Bourbon County Health Department Syringe Exchange Program is a harm reduction strategy to help:

• Reduce the transition of HEP C and HIV
• Reduce overdose deaths
• Safe location to dispose of used needles
• Connection to counseling, treatment, and recovery

Participants of the Bourbon County Health Department Syringe Exchange Program will receive:

• Safe disposal of use syringes
Narcan distribution and training (available to the community upon request) 
• Confidential testing for HEP C and HIV (optional)
• Hepatitis A vaccine (optional)
• Education on reducing harm when using intravenous drugs
• Counseling and treatment referral (if requested)

Hours of Operation:
Tuesdays from 3-6pm, Bourbon County Health Department 
Fridays from 1-4pm, Bourbon County Health Department
Recovery Recourses:





341 East Main Street, Paris, KY 40361

  • Phone: (859) 987-1915
  • Fax: (859) 987-3230

In lieu of publication, our approved budget can be viewed on the Department for Local Government (DLG) website.

Andrea Brown, MPH
Public Health Director

Amanda Thornberry, DMD
Board of Health Chairperson