Opioid Policy Research Collaborative

Other Resources


Massachusetts Drug Supply Data Stream (MADDS) is designed to learn about the local illicit drug supply to better inform public health and public safety responses. MADDS is a state-funded collaboration between Brandeis University researchers, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, various town police departments and local community partners.


Rapid Assessment of Consumer Knowledge (RACK) is a brief, mixed methods research approach to gain insight into local challenges and responses to the opioid crisis as shared by the people who use drugs there. RACK reaches beyond clinical and administrative data to learn about fentanyl and other drug use, treatment experiences and access, and the lived effects of recent policies, like prescribing limits and the Good Samaritan Law.

State Resources