SHAAP was set up in 2006 by the Scottish Medical Royal Colleges and is based within the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE). Its work is guided by a Steering Group with representation from the Medical Royal Colleges and Public Health Faculties in Scotland, and invited experts.
SHAAP provides the authoritative medical and clinical voice on the need to reduce the impact of alcohol related harm on the health and wellbeing of people in Scotland and the evidence-based approaches to achieve this.
SHAAP works in partnership with a range of organisations in Scotland and beyond. Key partners include Alcohol Focus Scotland, the British Medical Association (BMA), the Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN), the Alcohol Health Alliance, the Institute of Alcohol Studies, Eurocare and the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA).