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If you think your kids aren’t listening, think again!

DS Student Surveys reveal that our kids are listening to us!

Kelly Sullivan, English Teacher

Kelly Menice, DS English Teacher & SADD Advisor

  Currently, I am an English teacher at DSHS. I have been teaching English at DSHS for 9 years,  and […]

Peter McGowen

Peter McGowen, Dover Chief of Police

 Q.  Why do you care so much about preventing drug and alcohol use among Dover-Sherborn teens? A.   Drug and […]

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Effects of Alcohol on the Adolescent Brain

Our speaker this fall will be Marisa Silveri, PhD, Wednesday October 15th 7pm, Mudge Auditorium. Dr. Marisa Silveri, nationally acclaimed […]

NCAA Student-Athlete Substance Use Study

  Excessive drinking is down significantly among student-athletes. Since 2005, the percentage of male student-athletes who reported drinking excessively (defined […]

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Social Norming Posters

Posters feeding back the positive information retrieved from a student survey and 2 focus groups are hung in key locations […]

Keep Talking!

December 16, 2014

A DS Student survey revealed that the majority of kids who responded, listen and believe what their parents tell them. 

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Posted in Peer Pressure, Social Norming

Marijuana’s Addictive Risk Shouldn’t Be Ignored

October 30, 2014

Cheryl and I had at one time enjoyed getting stoned together occasionally, and then we changed. For her it became […]

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Posted in Marijuana, The Teenage Brain

Andrea Merritt, Health Educator, DSHS & DSMS

October 12, 2014

SPAN-DS – Faces of Prevention, Andrea Merritt Health Educator, DSMS/DSHS Q. Why do you care so much about preventing drug and […]

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Posted in Faces of Prevention

Instagram has a drug problem

October 10, 2014

            Instagram has ushered in a golden age for the drug trade. You read that correctly: […]

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Posted in Other Drugs, Parents

Parents Teaching Teens “Responsible Drinking” is a Myth: Study

October 10, 2014

          Parents who provide their teens with alcohol and a place to consume it may think […]

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Posted in Alcohol, Parents, Students

Why Wait?

October 10, 2014

Choosing to wait until 21 to drink reduces your chance for addiction by 90% Read More

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Posted in Alcohol, Students

Understanding Addiction in 3 1/2 minutes

October 10, 2014

Watch video here.

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Posted in Other Drugs, Parents, The Teenage Brain

Steve Bliss, Superintendent

October 3, 2014

Steve Bliss is in his second year as Superintendent of Dover Sherborn Schools, and served as Assistant Superintendent for four […]

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Posted in Faces of Prevention

Drinking at an Early Age Linked With Later Problem Drinking

September 28, 2014

Starting to drink at an early age can increase the risk of alcohol abuse in teens, according to a new […]

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Posted in Alcohol, Students

5 Lessons For Parents of Substance Abusing Teens

September 28, 2014

Having an adolescent or young adult child who abuses drugs and alcohol can be a nightmare. Not only do you […]

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Posted in Parents

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