zero stigma. zero deaths.

RIZE Massachusetts is the only public-private partnership solely dedicated to funding solutions to end the overdose crisis.

zero stigma. zero deaths.

RIZE Massachusetts is the only public-private partnership solely dedicated to funding solutions to end the overdose crisis.

zero stigma. zero deaths.

RIZE Massachusetts is the only public-private partnership solely dedicated to funding solutions to end the overdose crisis.

zero stigma. zero deaths.

RIZE Massachusetts is the only public-private partnership solely dedicated to funding solutions to end the overdose crisis.

RIZE Massachusetts 2022 Annual Report

In 2022, we commemorated our fifth year in the fight to end the overdose crisis with pride in our progress and steadfast determination toward our vision of zero stigma, zero deaths.

The number of overdose deaths nationally in 2021, the deadliest year on record

The number of people who die every day in Massachusetts from overdose

Our Areas of Impact

Ending the overdose crisis requires a comprehensive and flexible approach. No one policy or program alone is sufficient to address the magnitude of the crisis. We organize our work into three focus areas:

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Investing in Community

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Generating Knowledge

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Building Inclusive Networks

"Forward-thinking by RIZE Massachusetts helped support leading innovators like AHOPE to break the mold on overdose prevention and public health response.”

Traci Green, Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) on Opioids and Overdose at Rhode Island Hospital and co-author of The Bronze Age of Drug Checking: Barriers and Facilitators to Implementing Advanced Drug Checking Amidst Police Violence and COVID-19

"RIZE is the gravitation center of the conversation and work against OUD…using research, creating space for lived experience… thinking about being the voice and the convener more than the doer."

Funder

“My biggest takeaway from Together in Recovery was giving me—a person in long-term recovery—the opportunity to have my voice heard.”

– Julie Bunch, Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery

The latest from RIZE

RIZE Massachusetts Awards $253,000 in Grants

RIZE Massachusetts today announced that it has awarded more than $253,000 in grants for three innovative projects that address existing and emerging factors contributing to the overdose crisis and improve access and equity in substance use treatment services.

Support Our Work

Contributing to RIZE’s growing fund that is dedicated to ending overdose amplifies the power and reach of your donation many times over, helping thousands of people and families across Massachusetts.