The Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition (KyHRC) improves the public health of Kentuckians by reducing overdoses, overdose deaths, and the transmission of blood-borne diseases such as HIV and HCV.

KyHRC does this by increasing access to Syringe Service Program Sites, increasing the distribution of Naloxone, and by providing Hep C and HIV testing throughout the community.

Naloxone Distribution & Training 

Naloxone (Narcan®) is a medication called an “opioid antagonist” and used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

Syringe Services Programs and Information

Syringe Services Programs (SSPs) help stop the spread of infectious diseases such as HCV and HIV in a community.

Hep C and HIV Testing

A majority of HCV infections are due to injection drug use.  HIV that is undetected and untreated can lead to AIDS.

Mobile Outreach

Services include psychiatric care, case management, access to treatment for substance use disorder (SUD), family support, and education.

It is never to late to change your life for the better!

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”

The purpose of the KYHRC is to educate, train, empower, and engage the community and active users about the benefits of Naloxone and safe needle exchange in the harm reduction process.

Recovery Information and Intervention Laws

Do you need to help someone struggling with addiction?
Are you not sure where to go or what options are available?
Let us help guide you.

KyHRC in the News!

September 10, 2022|

The Two Simple Edicts of Successful Addiction Treatment – New York Times Op-ed

August 17, 2022|


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To reduce substance addiction overdoses and deaths, the stigma associated with substance use disorder, and to offer harm reduction solutions.


To use harm reduction modalities by engaging, educating, and empowering first responders, police, firefighters, treatment centers, and others closely involved with those suffering from substance use disorder, by partnering with local and state government, as well as medical and civic leaders.

Your donations will help us continue our work

We do not receive any funds from Kentucky, Louisville, or any other government-related institution. We rely solely on donations to continue our work of educating, training and distributing naloxone to those in need.

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