Drugs, Decisions and Difference

Drugs, Decisions and Difference

I Wish I’d Known: Neurodiversity and drug use in young people

Fiona Spargo-Mabbs


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These materials are designed to accompany I Wish I'd Known, and provide additional information, insights and advice specific to neurodiversity, both for parents and professionals.

Each section looks at differences in the effects and risks of drugs, differences in motivation, and challenges to decision-making and the management of risk, and how these conversations at home can be approached differently if your child is neurodivergent, with an ADHD, Autism or other diagnosis. This pack also explores the differing approaches to support and treatment if drug use has become problematic or developed into an addiction, and shares insights from teens, their parents and teachers.

You will be able to access this title online, or download it to the John Murray Learning Library app. Please note you will not be able to save the files to your computer.


Fiona Spargo-Mabbs:
Fiona Spargo-Mabbs was a manager in adult education, including Family Learning, and family literacy, for her local authority when her son Dan died. She is now considered one of the leading experts in drugs education in the UK, and her influence is growing steadily. She, and the Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation, are involved in an ever-increasing number of strategic projects nationally, and she has appeared in the media many times over the years. Fiona has led on the development and management of the work of the Foundation, from delivery to students and co-ordination with schools, to networking and strategy, and chaired the Board of Trustees until April 2016. Her passionate commitment to do all she can to prevent what happened to her son, or any other harm from drugs happening to anyone else, drives everything she does within the Foundation.