Reports and briefing papers from SHAAP.
Read SHAAP's briefing for the Scottish Government debates on COVID-19, June 2 and June 9 2020.
Read SHAAP's updated guidance for heavy drinkers who are planning to cut back or stop drinking, both in the context of COVID-19 and beyond.
SHAAP has updated its recommendations for services supporting people with alcohol-related problems, including ADPs, Commissioners, Alcohol Service Managers, Community Services and Mutual Aid and Support Groups, to enable them to reduce risks and ensure continued support in the COVID-19 context.
SHAAP surveyed the Health Boards in Scotland to ask if they were aware of the Guidance for Good Practice in relation to Alcohol-related Liver Disease, and if so what actions they were taking in relation to its recommendations.
Read the full background research conducted by the Institute for Social Marketing and Health at Stirling University for the AFS/SHAAP report: 'Time to blow the whistle on alcohol sports sponsorship', January 2020
New report from Alcohol Focus Scotland and SHAAP on research from Stirling University's Institute for Social Marketing and Health illustrates the extent, nature and frequency of alcohol sponsorship in Scottish football and rugby. Key findings are the wraparound nature of alcohol branding at big events, making it impossible especially for children to avoid seeing alcohol references.
Meanings and importance of lived and living experience for alcohol and drug policy: Findings from a qualitative review - New research published by SHAAP February 2020
Updated version of SHAAP brochure 'Alcohol and Cancer Risks: A Guide for Health Professionals' endorsed by the CMO for Scotland, Dr Catherine Calderwood (October 2019)
Our 15th Research and Policy Briefing covers the publication of the Scottish Government's new Alcohol Prevention Framework and treatment strategy. We also look at the findings of our new report on causes of alcohol mortality in Scotland: Dying for a Drink, and provide an update on minimum unit pricing (MUP).
This report presents findings from Work Package 4 of the FYFA project - a review of international policies and practices related to young people, alcohol, marketing and sport at an international level, including evidence gathering about effective practice in reducing harms.
SHAAP report on alcohol-related mortality researched and collated for the Scottish Government, and launched at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on 26th October 2018.
The 'Gender and Alcohol' website showcases research and infographics produced through a collaboration between Glasgow Caledonian University, the University of Stirling, SHAAP and GCPH.
This special research and policy briefing covers all things #MUP. Read about reactions to the UK Supreme Court's ruling on the legality of MUP, how the MUP campaign started, the evidence for MUP and what happens next.
This report draws out and expands upon discussions from a series of seminars co-hosted by Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) in 2017.
This guidance was put together by a writing group comprised of health professionals specialising in liver care and/or public health.
SHAAP's 13th research and policy briefing looks at new research on how the drinks industry circumvented an advertising ban at UEFA 2016, the Scottish Government's Alcohol policy refresh, the latest ONS data on drinking in England, and our response to the UK Government cider tax consultation.
This report is intended to inform the next phase of the Scottish Government’s alcohol strategy. It has been produced collaboratively by Alcohol Focus Scotland, Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems, Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs and the British Medical Association Scotland.
This study aimed to provide an overview of the evidence for using remuneration systems for Alcohol Brief Interventions (ABIs) in primary care, to examine the availability of relevant data in Scotland and to explore the views of local and national stakeholders.
The aim of this qualitative study was to identify what GPs across diverse areas of Scotland characterised as the facilitators and barriers to delivering an effective ABI based on their everyday general practice work.
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