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'Stand up and tell me your story': Launch of new SHAAP report

SHAAP invites you to attend the launch of our new report presenting research on the meanings of lived and living experience for alcohol and drugs policy, on Tuesday 4th February at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh from 12:30 - 14:00. This is a FREE event, registration is essential.

NEW 'Alcohol Occasionals' 2020 programme: Alcohol through the life course

SHAAP/SARN invite you to register for our 2020 seminar series held over lunchtime at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh:

20th February

Relationship to alcohol through the lifespan in a Scottish island community

Heather Still, Drug & Alcohol Researcher, Arran Community and Voluntary Service

26th March

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders / FASD: everybody’s business

Dr Jennifer Shields, Principal Clinical Pyschologist (FAAST) & Dr Sarah Brown, Consultant Paediatrician

30th April

Minimum Unit Pricing in Scotland: A qualitative study of children and young people’s own drinking and related behaviour

Dr Briege Nugent & Ian Clark, Director of Iconic Consulting

21st May

‘A couple of nights a week I might have a couple of bottles of ale’:
The normalisation of alcohol consumption by older drinkers

Brendan Gough, Prof of Social Psychology, Leeds Beckett University

11th June

Problematic substance use in later life

Trish Hafford-Letchfield, Prof of Social Work, Strathclyde Uni

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NEW! Alcohol and Cancer Risks: A Guide for Health Professionals

On October 25, 2019 SHAAP released their updated publication 'Alcohol and Cancer: A Guide for Health Professionals'. The new guide has been welcomed by Scotland's Chief Medical Officer, Dr Catherine Calderwood:

"This is a fantastic resource for all health colleagues, and I encourage everyone to use it in conversations with their patients. As the Scottish Government's Alcohol Framework recognises, the link between alcohol and cancer is not sufficiently well known. Initiatives to raise awareness about cancer and alcohol are really important for our population health, and I'm delighted to support this work from SHAAP."

Read the brochure here

MUP One year on: read the latest impact assessments

Read NHS Health Scotland's 2019 reports assessing different impacts of Minimum Unit Pricing for alcohol since it was introduced in Scotland last year:

- on Alcohol Sales: http://www.healthscotland.scot/media/2587/mesas-monitoring-report-2019.pdf

- on Compliance within retail sector: http://www.healthscotland.scot/publications/minimum-unit-pricing-evaluation-compliance-study

- on impacts on the alcohol industry: Read the report by Frontier Economics

Alcohol Occasional July 2019: 'Heineken in Africa'

SHAAP and SARN (Scottish Alcohol Research Network) held a very successful extra 'Alcohol Occasional' event on July 9th at RCP Edinburgh, featuring Dutch investigative journalist Olivier van Beemen who introduced his latest book: 'Heineken in Africa: a multinational unleashed'.

Watch an interview with the author.

Read the report

SHAAP is now proud sponsor of Scottish Womens Football

SHAAP is delighted to announce it has today become proud sponsor of the Scottish Women's Football National Performance League and very happy to be associated with positive health messages embraced by Scotland's female footballers. Read the press release

Pathways to Recovery Event 15th January 2019 - Report

Read our brief report of the event held at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, organised by SHAAP and addressed by Monica Lennon MSP, which brought together alcohol misuse survivors, people in recovery and organisations supporting them in their journey. The summary outlines key priorities identified by the workshops held.

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Just out: reports from December and January 'Occasionals'

Read about Visibility and Voice within the Addiction Recovery Advocacy Movement and an evaluation of the 'Drink Wise, Age Well' interventions.

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FYFA Focus on Youth Football & Alcohol - New report out now

Read SHAAP/Eurocare's new review of international sporting bodies' alcohol marketing policies in relation to young people. The evidence shows that increased exposure to alcohol advertising leads to increased consumption among youth; sporting organisations must take more responsibilitity for preventing alcohol harms and remove alcohol marketing from sporting events.

New and available now: 'Occasionals' talks 2013 - 2018

Find the reports of all the 'Occasionals' lectures that SHAAP/SARN have run from 2013 - 2018 in our newly published booklet.

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