Government policy key to reducing alcohol harms, say experts

Dr Eric Carlin, Director of SHAAP, says in an article in The Scotsman that price alone is not enough to tackle the harms caused by alcohol at population level. Government regulation to limit the marketing and availability of alcohol is necessary to reduce these harms and build on legislation such as Minimum Unit Pricing introduced in Scotland earlier this year.

Could enlightenment thinking solve Scotland's drink problem?

Watch the video and read the article in The Scotsman about how an 'Enlightenment' approach could help solve Scotland's alcohol problem, to be considered at the 8th European Alcohol Policy Conference held 20-21 November at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

Letter from Glasgow to India re MUP in Scotland

Read SHAAP Steering Group Member Harpreet Kohli's letter re MUP in Scotland published in the National Medical Journal of India

The hidden harms of drink

Dr Peter Rice, Chair of SHAAP Steering Group and former consultant psychiatrist with NHS Tayside, explains the long term implications of excessive drinking in the 4th Scotsman article ahead of the 8th European Alcohol Policy Conference in Edinburgh in November.

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