Fiona Spargo-Mabbs set up the Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation following the tragic death of her son after he took MDMA at an illegal rave aged 16.

Fiona’s book ‘I Wish I’d Known’ made national headlines for its candid and honest approach to the often-taboo subject of youth drug use.

Daniel’s death exposed how vulnerable a large number of young people are to potential substance misuse. 7 years on, Fiona is continuing to educate young people on the dangers and realities of drug use.

The landscape is changing, with drugs now readily available and advertised on social media, specifically being targeted at teenagers. Fiona spoke on the foundation’s work around the country offering training to parents and carers, as well as putting on amateur dramatic productions to better display how quickly drug use can turn fatal to teenagers.

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The tragic death of Daniel Spargo-Mabbs highlighted the lack of awareness and understanding around drugs among both young adults and parents. His mother, Fiona, founder of the Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation, explains the importance of being realistic about drugs in order to save young lives.

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