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Just out: reports from December and January 'Occasionals'

18th February 2019

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

17th December 2018

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

12th November 2018

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

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 Scottish Government'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.

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