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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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Posted in Events, Faces of Prevention, Get Involved, Latest News, Parents, Social Norming, Students


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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Posted in Latest News, Parents, Peer Pressure, Social Norming, Student Athletes, Students


Raiders Rock!

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

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Posted in Events, Latest News, Students

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

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

E-Cigarettes Can Be Toxic

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

marijuana facts for teens

Marijuana Facts for Teens

Marijuana Facts for Teens

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What Is There To Do Around Here Other than House Parties?

  See Student Ideas Here: Ways to Have Fun Other Than House Parties.jpeg    

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Teens and Peer Perceptions

Adolescent misperceptions, in line with Dover-Sherborn Social Norming Campaign. Read More

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Posted in Parents, Social Norming, Students

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

          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?

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

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Posted in Alcohol, Students


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


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.
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