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Pastor Max Olmstead, The Dover Church

  1. Why do you care so much about preventing drug and alcohol use among Dover-Sherborn teens? Our teens have […]

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This is the Best time of year!

Click here for more tips to help keep your teens safe this holiday season.

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Jeff Parcells, Athletic Director, Dover Sherborn High School

  Why do you care so much about preventing drug and alcohol use among Dover-Sherborn teens? As someone who has […]

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SPAN-DS Annual School Update

With the school year coming to a close, we wanted to share some of the progress and accomplishments of SPAN-DS […]

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SPAN-DS Awards DS Seniors Positive Role Model Award and Scholarships

On June 1st, SPAN-DS (Substance Prevention and Awareness Network-Dover Sherborn) gave the third annual Positive Role Model Award to Kerry […]

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Paul Butterworth, Librarian, Dover Sherborn High School

  Why do you care so much about preventing drug and alcohol use among Dover-Sherborn teens?   Each and every […]

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Raiders Rock!

On Friday, April 15th, all students at the Dover Sherborn Middle School came together to participate in the first annual […]

Conversations that Count- Thursday, 4/6, 10-11 a.m., St. Theresa Parish Center, Sherborn

April 2, 2017

Don’t miss this upcoming Conversations that Count! (CTC) Thursday, April 6th, 10-11 a.m. @ St. Theresa Parish Center, Sherborn. Please […]

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Limits on Local Control: The Hidden Feature of the Massachusetts Ballot Initiative to Legalize Marijuana

November 1, 2016

  If the initiative to legalize marijuana, Question 4, is approved by voters in November:   Any city or town […]

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Dover Police Chief Statement Regarding Question #4

October 27, 2016

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Prescription Drug Safety

March 19, 2016

Considerations If You or a Family Member Requires Prescription Drug Medication   Doctors frequently prescribe pain medication following injury or […]

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Ann Dever-Keegan, Assistant Headmaster, Dover Sherborn High School

March 18, 2016

Why do you care so much about preventing drug and alcohol use among Dover-Sherborn teens? We know so much now […]

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Governor Charlie Baker signs an opioid legislation into law at the State House on March 14,2016. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Governor Baker Signs Opioid Bill

March 14, 2016

In an emotional ceremony, Governor Charlie Baker on Monday signed into law a measure that places tighter state control on […]

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Posted in Other Drugs, Parents, Students

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SPAN D-S Launches Button Campaign

March 5, 2016

On Friday Feb. 26, all Dover-Sherborn High School faculty and staff adorned a red and white button that simply read […]

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E-Cigarettes Can Be Toxic

February 11, 2016

Many people claim e-cigarettes are a less harmful option than conventional cigarettes. But research suggests that may depend on which […]

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Posted in Latest News, Marijuana, Parents, Students

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Marijuana Facts for Parents

January 25, 2016

Marijuana Facts for Parents

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Posted in Latest News, Marijuana, Parent Strategies, Parents

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Marijuana Facts for Teens

January 25, 2016

Marijuana Facts for Teens

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OUR MISSION

SPAN-DS seeks to prevent and decrease substance abuse in our communities, especially among youth. To that end we help build networks among parents, students, and other individuals that will:
  • Heighten awareness
  • Promote responsible behaviors
  • Encourage strong support systems

Donations

If you would like to make a donation, you may write a check payable to SPAN-DS and mail it to PO Box 40, Dover, MA 02030 or pay with your credit card via the donation link below. SPAN-DS is a 501c3 organization and donations are tax deductible in accordance with applicable laws.