4th Wave of the Opioid Crisis – What Does it Mean for Massachusetts

February 26, 2020

On February 26, 2020, RIZE Massachusetts hosted an in-person briefing and panel discussion to inform the field about the 4th Wave of the Opioid Crisis, including the rising rates of stimulant use. Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders presented on the impact of the opioid crisis on the Commonwealth, followed by a panel discussion with opioid experts moderated by Dr. Sarah Wakeman, Medical Director, Substance Use Disorders Initiative at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Daniel Ciccarone, MD, MPH, Professor of Family Community Medicine at UCSF School of Medicine gave the keynote address focusing on his work as the lead investigator on the Heroin in Transition study funded by NIDA as well as recent trends in polysubstance use.