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Posted on 17th Nov 2021
The full recording of the special Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) and Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) seminar to recognise Dr Eric Carlin’s many contributions as SHAAP Director is now available. Held on Monday 15 November via Zoom.
Posted on 10th Dec 2020
World Health Organization consultation on the working document for development of an action plan to strengthen implementation of the Global Strategy to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol Submitted on 9 December 2020 We suggest four key points to strengthen the draft action plan:- 1) The role of economic operators  We strongly agree that economic operators should “refrain from activities that may...
Posted on 30th Nov 2018
On 20–21 November 2018, Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) hosted the 8th European Alcohol Policy Conference (EAPC). The conference was attended by a variety of stakeholders in the field of alcohol policy from around Europe, including researchers, government officials, civil servants WHO representatives, recovery community groups, and people with lived experience. The conference not only addressed the key...
Posted on 7th Jul 2016
The Substance Use and Misuse Research Group at Glasgow Caledonian University has recently released a video to highlight some of  the current research interests of the group. The research group, led by Dr. Carol Emslie, aims to understand the social context of substance use and develop interventions to reduce harm. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: gender...
Posted on 12th Feb 2016
Thanks to SHAAP for their weekly media monitoring. This article was taken from Hollywood Magazine, 4th Feb. Scotland’s relationship with alcohol is changing, though, evidently, slowly. Despite increased awareness of the harm caused, the latest evaluation of Scotland’s alcohol strategy suggests public knowledge and attitudes around alcohol haven’t really budged in the last ten years. The latest effort came a...