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Harm Reduction

What is Harm Reduction?

Harm reduction is an evidence-based approach that is critical to engaging with people who use drugs and equipping them with life-saving tools and information to create positive change in their lives and potentially save their lives. Harm reduction is a key pillar in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Overdose Prevention Strategy.

More than 30 years’ worth of research demonstrates that SSPs protect the public’s health. They save lives, help those experiencing a substance use disorder get the support needed to regain a healthy life, and reduce the impact of drug use on the community.

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LTDHD Harm Reduction Syringe Service Program

Providing anonymous and confidential services.

HRSSPs are community-based programs that provide access to sterile needles and syringes, safe disposal of used syringes, and other comprehensive harm reduction services.

Services Include: 

  • Sterile injection supplies 
  • Hepatitis C testing 
  • HIV testing 
  • Hepatitis A vaccination 
  • Safer sex supplies 
  • Access to clinical services 
  • Referral to substance use treatment 
  • Access to Narcan/Naloxone 
  • Peer Support Services 
  • Fentanyl test strips 
  • Disposal of used syringes 
 
Individuals do not need to reside in the county to access services. 

HRSSP Principles

  • A commitment to respecting the human rights of people who use drugs
  • A commitment to practices that are based on scientific evidence.
  • A commitment to social justice and collaborating with community partners
  • A commitment to reducing the impact of stigma related to drug use
  • A commitment to encourage participant involvement on the path to recovery

Nelson County HRSSP

Nelson County Health Center
325 S. Third St
Bardstown, KY 40004

502-348-3222
Thursdays 
     9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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LaRue County HRSSP

LaRue County Health Center
215 E Main Street
Hodgenville, KY 42748

 270-358-3844
Tuesdays 
     1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. 

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Marion County HRSSP

Marion County Health Center
516 N. Spalding Ave.
Lebanon, KY 40033

 270-692-3393
Wednesdays
     9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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What can a HRSSP do?

  • Infectious disease testing (HIV and Hepatitis C)
  • Referral for other clinical services such as STD testing
  • Referral to substance use treatment
  • Referral to medical care, mental health services, and other support services
  • Referral to community agencies to assist with basic needs (e.g. food and shelter)
  • Vaccines for diseases like Hepatitis A
  • Access to Narcan

Harm Reduction Resources

Providing anonymous and confidential services.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

KENTUCKY OPIOID RESPONSE EFFORT (KORE)

FACTS ABOUT FENTANYL

VISIT FINDHELPNOW

SAFER SEX

FACTS ABOUT XYLAZINE

SAFE PROJECT

UNSHAME KENTUCKY

HRSSP DATA

HIV SELF-TESTING

TOBACCO & VAPES

SUBSTANCE ABUSE & MENTAL HEALTH
RESOURCE GUIDE

988 SUICIDE AND CRISIS
LIFELINE

Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition

INTENSIVE HEALTH, STEPWORKSMOBILE UNIT

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