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30th Sep 2021

'Alcohol marketing during the 2020 Six Nations Championship'

'Alcohol marketing during the 2020 Six Nations Championship'

Read the Alcohol marketing during the 2020 Six Nations Championship report. Prepared for Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP), Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) and Alcohol Action Ireland (AAI) by the Institute for Social Marketing and Health, Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, University of Stirling, this research looks at the prevalence of alcohol marketing in sports. 

6th Sep 2021

Non-Communicable Disease Prevention: Priorities for 2021/22

Non-Communicable Disease Prevention: Priorities for 2021/22

Read Non-Communicable Disease Prevention: Priorities for 2021/22, a joint report from SHAAP and Scottish health charity partners.

9th Nov 2020

Exploring the factors that influence harmful alcohol use through the refugee journey: a qualitative study

Exploring the factors that influence harmful alcohol use through the refugee journey: a qualitative study

This important study, funded by SHAAP and conducted by Dr Fiona Cuthill and Dr Steph Grohmann of the University of Edinburgh School of Health in Social Science, assesses the experiences of, and perspectives regarding, harmful alcohol use among people seeking asylum and refugees in the UK.

23rd Sep 2020

Rural Matters - Understanding alcohol use in rural Scotland: Findings from a qualitative research study

Rural Matters - Understanding alcohol use in rural Scotland: Findings from a qualitative research study

Read the Rural Matters report. This report presents findings from a qualitative research study undertaken from 2019-2020. The report makes recommendations for research, policy and practice, in order to prevent alcohol harms and improve support for people and communities in remote and rural areas of Scotland.

5th Mar 2020

SHAAP's report of 2019 Health Board survey re ALD Guidance dissemination

SHAAP's report of 2019 Health Board survey re ALD Guidance dissemination

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.

4th Mar 2020

ISMH Stirling University background research on alcohol sponsorship in sport

ISMH Stirling University background research on alcohol sponsorship in sport

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

4th Mar 2020

Time to blow the whistle on alcohol sports sponsorship

Time to blow the whistle on alcohol sports sponsorship

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. A key finding is the wraparound nature of alcohol branding at big events, making it impossible especially for children to avoid seeing alcohol references.

3rd Feb 2020

'Stand up and tell me your story' - SHAAP report on lived experience

'Stand up and tell me your story' - SHAAP report on lived experience

Meanings and importance of lived and living experience for alcohol and drug policy: Findings from a qualitative review - Research report published by SHAAP in February 2020.

6th Dec 2018

FYFA - SHAAP/Eurocare report on Focus on Youth Football and Alcohol

FYFA - SHAAP/Eurocare report on Focus on Youth Football and Alcohol

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.

24th Oct 2018

'Dying for a drink' - SHAAP report on alcohol-related mortality in Scotland

'Dying for a drink' - SHAAP report on alcohol-related mortality in Scotland

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.

15th Apr 2017

Foul Play? Alcohol Marketing during UEFA Euro 2016 - joint report by SHAAP, Institute for Social Marketing at the University of Stirling, IAS and Alcohol Action Ireland

Foul Play? Alcohol Marketing during UEFA Euro 2016 - joint report by SHAAP, Institute for Social Marketing at the University of Stirling, IAS and Alcohol Action Ireland

This research was carried out by researchers at the Institute for Social Marketing, University of Stirling and funded by the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS), Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP), and Alcohol Action Ireland.

15th Apr 2017

Practices and Attitudes of General Practitioners in the delivery of Alcohol Brief Interventions in Scotland

Practices and Attitudes of General Practitioners in the delivery of Alcohol Brief Interventions in Scotland

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.

15th Apr 2017

Financial Incentives for Alcohol Brief Interventions in Primary Care in Scotland

Financial Incentives for Alcohol Brief Interventions in Primary Care in 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.

15th Apr 2017

Mortality among a cohort of heavy drinkers in Edinburgh & Glasgow

Mortality among a cohort of heavy drinkers in Edinburgh & Glasgow

This report presents a secondary analysis of data derived from a study of the drinking characteristics of heavy drinkers in Scotland.

15th Dec 2015

Alcohol and Young People Conference Report

Alcohol and Young People Conference Report

Recommendations from the SHAAP and Holyrood Communications "Alcohol and Young People Conference" held on 27 August 2015 at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Policymakers, people who work with young people and young people themselves came together to discuss the findings of SHAAP’s 2014 Alcohol and the Developing Adolescent Brain: Evidence Review and to make recommendations about next steps.

15th Dec 2015

The social context of LGBT people's drinking in Scotland

The social context of LGBT people's drinking in Scotland

This SHAAP-funded qualitative study (GLASS: Gay & Lesbian Alcohol Study Scotland) explored the social context of drinking among LGBT people in Scotland, and was undertaken by Dr Carol Emslie, Ms Jemma C Lennox and Dr Lana Ireland.

15th Oct 2014

Alcohol and the Developing Adolescent Brain: Evidence Review

Alcohol and the Developing Adolescent Brain: Evidence Review

This report is drawn from the research of key researchers and clinicians, based on presentations and discussion at SHAAP's seminar held on 27 September 2013. The review examines how the brain develops during adolescence, the effects of alcohol on the developing adolescent brain, the role of genetics in alcohol consumption, the clinical implications of alcohol’s effects on the brain and the effects of alcohol on psychological and cognitive function.

15th Jun 2014

Young Holidaymakers: Alcohol-related Risk Behaviours

Young Holidaymakers: Alcohol-related Risk Behaviours

This paper reviews some of the existing literature about young British holidaymakers and their alcohol-related risk behaviours, with a specific geographical focus on those who travel to Spanish holiday resorts. Risks include violence (as perpetrators and victims), accidental injuries and unsafe sexual behaviour.

15th Nov 2011

Four steps to alcohol misuse

Four steps to alcohol misuse

This report produced by SHAAP, Alcohol Focus Scotland (AFS), Balance (the North East Alcohol Office), and Our Life investigates the role of promotion, place, price and product design in encouraging alcohol misuse.

15th Sep 2011

Re-thinking alcohol licensing

Re-thinking alcohol licensing

This report was written by Petrina MacNaughton and Evelyn Gillan with input from members of the expert group on public health and licensing, and follows an expert workshop convened by SHAAP and Alcohol Focus Scotland (AFS) in June 2011 to consider the operation of Scotland’s licensing system and how it could more effectively regulate the availability of alcohol to reduce high levels of alcohol-related harm.