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New SHAAP report 'Dying for a drink' to be launched, 26th October 2018

25th October 2018

On 26th October at RCPE, SHAAP will launch its new report, ‘Dying for a drink’, commissioned by the Scottish Government, that discusses alcohol deaths in Scotland and draws on interviews with those affected to highlight the personal tragedies that this continues to cause. The new report also makes recommendations for actions to reduce this in future.

SHAAP’s new report also calls for more ‘professional optimism’, to recognise that people can recover from alcohol problems and to support that process.

SHAAP response to ScotGov's draft alcohol and drug strategy

23rd October 2018

Read SHAAP's response to the Scottish Government's consultation on its draft alcohol and drug strategy in October 2018

EU support for alcohol recovery

23rd October 2018

Netherlands campaigner calls for new thinking about how to support recovering alcoholics through the long term in the run-up to 8th European Alcohol Policy Conference in Edinburgh in November. Read the Scotsman article

'Dying for a drink': Invitation to launch of new report

4th October 2018

SHAAP invites you to the launch of a new report delivered to the Scottish Government on causes of, and contributory factors to alcohol-related deaths in Scotland. It will take place on Friday 26th October at RCP Edinburgh; click here for more info and registration.

SHAAP/SARN 'Alcohol Occasionals' 2018/19: Booking now open

3rd October 2018

SHAAP/SARN's free lunchtime seminars 2018/19 on the theme of 'Alcohol and Recovery' are now open for booking. Register here

Government policy key to reducing alcohol harms, say experts

26th September 2018

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?

6th September 2018

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

28th August 2018

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

31st July 2018

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.

Report shows clear gender bias in way drinking is reported

30th July 2018

Read the third Scotsman article in advance of the 8th European Alcohol Policy Conference in November on how men's and women's drinking is reported differently and how women's drinking is stigmatised, although they drink less than men. (25th May 2018)

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