Massachusetts Drug Supply Data Stream (MADDS)
The goal of the Massachusetts Drug Supply Data Stream (MADDS) is to learn more 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. Piloted in 2019 in Boston and New Bedford, MADDS currently partners with New Bedford, Quincy, Lynn, Boston, Greenfield, and Berkshire County communities, with new sites coming on board across the state. MADDS is part of the state’s responses that align with the Harm Reduction Commission’s recommendations.
MADDS has an Advisory Board that convenes regularly to review drug trends, recommends actions in response to data, and advises on how and to whom communications are indicated. The Board's membership represents the expertise and knowledge to best inform the work of MADDS: harm reduction organizations, analytic chemistry, and lived and living experience using and supplying drugs.
MADDS is funded by grants from the Centers for Disease Control, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services. To Learn more about MADDS and specimen collection view our onboarding video.
Berkshire Harm Reduction 510 North St. Suite 6, Pittsfield, MA 01201
Berkshire Harm Reduction
6 West Main St, North Adams, MA 02147
386 Stanley Street Fall River, MA 02720
Greater Lawrence Family Health Center
100 Water Street, Lawrence, MA 01841
774 Albany St, Boston, MA 02118
North Shore Health Project
5 Center St. / 9 Center St. Gloucester, MA 01930
100 Willow Street 2nd Floor Lynn, MA 01902
Tapestry 16 Center St. #415 Northampton, MA 01060
Brockton Neighborhood Health Center
63 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301
40 School Street
Greenfield, MA 01301
1177 Acushnet Avenue New Bedford, MA 02746
Manet Community Health Center
549 Washington St. Quincy, MA 02169