Harm Reduction

Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use. It's also a movement for social justice built on a belief in, and respect for, the rights of people who use drugs.


      Outreach Services (formerly syringe services)

      Louisville Metro’s Department of Public Health and Wellness’ Harm Reduction Services Program provides support to people using drugs to regain a health life and reduce the impact of drug use on the community. Through our Outreach Services we provide a wide array of supportive services including linkage to substance use treatment programs, screening and linkage to care for HIV and viral hepatitis, naloxone distribution and education about overdose prevention, referrals to other social, mental health, and medical resources.

      Overdose Prevention

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