Tackling Scotland's Alcohol Problem

New CPD Courses in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

12th July 2022

The University of Edinburgh is offering new Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) starting September 2022. 


SHAAP letter to Minister for Public Health, Women's Health and Sport

27th June 2022

SHAAP letter to Minister for Public Health, Women's Health and Sport


SHAAP hosts Parliament event to reduce alcohol-related inequalities in the Scottish LGBTQ+ community

22nd June 2022

The event showcased our recent report and made recommendations to the Scottish Government surrounding inclusivity of the LGBTQ+ community in alcohol services.

SHAAP comment on new report on Minimum Unit Pricing

7th June 2022

SHAAP Director Elinor Jayne responds to the latest report on MUP.

Scottish Parliament debates support for people with alcohol problems in the LGBTQ+ community of Scotland

11th May 2022

MSPs met on the 11th May for a Members’ Business Debate on recommendations made by SHAAP and Glasgow Caledonian University’s Substance Use Research Group

Report Launch: What are LGBTQ+ people’s experiences of alcohol services in Scotland? A qualitative study of service users and service providers.

23rd March 2022

People who identify as LGBTQ+ are more likely to have problems with alcohol and experience major barriers in accessing alcohol services; researchers call for action to reduce inequalities.

Report Launch: Alcohol management in Deep End practices

9th March 2022

Primary Care Alcohol Nurse Outreach Service model effective in supporting those with alcohol problems in Glasgow’s Deep End Practices; researchers call for service to be expanded across Scotland.

SHAAP Director gives evidence on alcohol harms

1st March 2022

SHAAP Director Elinor Jayne gave evidence to the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee on alcohol harms in Scotland. 

Alcohol Occasionals 2022 – Call for proposal submissions

21st December 2021

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) invite researchers to submit their research proposals for the 2022 Alcohol Occasionals series.


Comment from SHAAP on new University of Stirling research into Scottish Ambulance Service alcohol-related callouts

13th December 2021

Dr Alastair MacGilchrist, Chair of SHAAP, comments on new findings suggesting that alcohol policy measures could reduce drink-related ambulance callouts


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