Massachusetts has been disproportionately affected by the opioid epidemic. Since 2013, the state has seen a 60% increase in opioid overdose deaths.

As the state continues to address this crisis, it is time for a collective effort to strengthen and enhance the work that is being done.

RIZE Massachusetts is a state-wide, private sector initiative created to build a $50 million fund focused on bringing real and lasting change to those struggling with substance use disorders in the Commonwealth. Work supported by this fund will address the opioid epidemic through a full continuum of programs from prevention to long-term sustainable recovery, and focus on the specific areas where more resources are immediately necessary.