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HARM REDUCTION/SYRINGE EXCHANGE PROGRAM

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:

http://gethelplex.org/

https://findhelpnowky.org/

https://operationunite.org/2017/11/ky-help-line-announced/

https://www.help.org/

341 East Main Street, Paris, KY 40361

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

Andrea Davis-Viney, MPH
Public Health Director

Amanda Thornberry, DMD
Board of Health Chairperson