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Effects of Alcohol on the Adolescent Brain Hear Dr. Silveri, Wed., 10/15, 7pm Mudge Auditorium Social Norming Campaign Faces of Prevention: Amy DiSanto, Pastor Grace Church Faces of Prevention: Detective James Godinho, Sherborn Police Department
 
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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 Behavioral Neuroscientist,will deliver an address on her research on adolescent brain development and the effects of alcohol and drug use on brain function.  

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Hear Dr. Silveri, Wed., 10/15, 7pm Mudge Auditorium

  Dr. Marisa Silveri, nationally acclaimed Behavioral Neuroscientist,will deliver an address on her research on adolescent brain development and the effects of alcohol and drug use on brain function.  

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Social Norming Campaign

Social Norming posters hung at DS sending positive messages to students about peer behavior around drugs and alcohol.

Amy DiSanto
Pastor, Grace Church

Faces of Prevention: Amy DiSanto, Pastor Grace Church

Pasto Amy DiSanto is one of SPAN-Ds “Faces of Prevention”. To learn more about Amy and other “Faces” you can read more by clicking on the Faces of Prevention link.

Faces of Prevention: Detective James Godinho, Sherborn Police Department

Dr. Marisa Silveri

September 14, 2014

Wed., 10/15, Mudge Auditorium, 7pm- Dr. Marisa M. Silveri is a behavioral neuroscientist who holds appointments as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Associate Research Psychologist in the Brain Imaging Center at McLean Hospital. Dr. Silveri also holds an appointment as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Boston University School […]

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Harvard Scientists Studied the Brains of Pot Smokers, and the Results aren’t Good

September 7, 2014

Researchers at Harvard and Northwestern study the brains of Pot smokers and the results don’t look good. Even those who only smoked a few times a week had significant brain abnormalities in the areas that control emotion and motivation. Read More

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What You Need to Know About Molly

September 1, 2014

What’s in a (drug) name? The now-popular party drug named “Molly” sounds friendly and safe, and young people know that the name is supposed to refer to the pure crystalline powder form of 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine or MDMA—what used to be taken in pill form as Ecstasy. But many are learning the hard way that, despite appearances, […]

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There’s Something About Molly

August 30, 2014

How a supposedly safe party drug turned lethal. Read More      

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What parents should know about E Cigarettes

August 24, 2014

The electronic cigarette is an inhaler meant to be a substitute for regular tobacco cigarettes. It seems smokers started puffing them a few years ago, in public places from restaurants to airplanes. Since then, the trend has raised questions about etiquette. But it is now raising questions about health, too, specifically for teens that may […]

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CDC: Teen Drinking and Driving Rates Cut in Half

August 24, 2014

The number of teenagers who are drinking and driving has dropped by 54% in the past two decades, according to a new report released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More

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Sexual Assault and Drinking

August 24, 2014

In one awful high-profile case after another—the U.S. Naval Academy; Steubenville, Ohio; now the allegations in Maryville, Mo.—we read about a young woman, sometimes only a girl, who goes to a party and ends up being raped. As soon as the school year begins, so do reports of female students sexually assaulted by their male […]

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Spring Breaks Greatest Danger

August 24, 2014

While spring break is often portrayed as a rite of passage for thousands of college students– often a week of non-stop fun, socializing, and going to different events–things can quickly turn deadly. According to Dr. Eric Collins, a psychiatrist who specializes in treating addiction, and Physician-in-Chief at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, CT, the […]

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Binge Drinking

August 24, 2014

Harvard College Alcohol Study calls for changes at U.S. Schools Fed up with their inability to deter underage students from binge drinking on campus, 120 U.S. college presidents proposed this past summer to open up a national debate about the legal drinking age. “21 is not working,” the presidents opined. Younger students were flouting the […]

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Butane Hash Oil: Powerful Marijuana High

August 24, 2014

One of the hottest products on medical marijuana dispensary shelves and on Craigslist is a potent hash oil often made at home with the help of DIY YouTube clips and canisters of butane. Read More

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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