The Problems Overview

Substance abuse is not a problem that is unique to Dover. Every community across the country is challenged with addressing teens use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.

Through community surveys and assessments, Dover has been able to collect and analyze data to help us focus on specific substance misuse problems. The information we have gathered has allowed us to develop prevention programs and strategies to target these issues.

Currently, we focus on teen use and misuse of nicotine (both traditional tobacco products and electronic cigarettes), alcohol, marijuana, and prescription drugs.