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Posted on 31st May 2018
Alcohol Focus Scotland has worked with the Centre for Research on Environment, Society and Health (CRESH) at the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, to provide further evidence of the links between alcohol availability and harm in Scotland.  Previous research carried out by CRESH in 2014 found a positive relationship between alcohol availability and harm across Scotland.  An updated analysis was...
Posted on 23rd Jun 2017
Two new reports emphasise important role of primary care in reducing alcohol-related harms in Scotland.  The reports were launched at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on 22 June 2017 and the research was carried out by researchers from the University of Edinburgh, the Institute for Social Marketing, University of Stirling and the University of Newcastle. They highlight the...
Posted on 15th Jun 2017
***Thank you to Clare Beeston & the MESAS Project Team for the following information*** As many of you will already know, In 2012, the Scottish Government passed the Alcohol (Minimum Unit Pricing) (Scotland) 2012 Act (the Act) to create a minimum unit price (MUP) for alcohol. The legislation contains what is known as a ‘sunset clause’. This means that it will...
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 6th Jul 2016
University College London have released an APP to help Iphone users curb their alcohol consumption. The Drink Less APP allows people to keep track of how much they drink, set goals to drink less, get feedback, and access unique and fun ways of changing attitudes towards alcohol. The APP allows you to: – Keep track of your drinking and see...
Posted on 12th Feb 2016
Thanks to SHAAP for their weekly media monitoring. This article was taken from Herald Scotland, 10th Feb. A study of adolescents’ drinking habits has found the heaviest consumers of alcohol were teenagers under the lowest levels of parental control. The biggest drinkers among the 11 to 17-year-olds were also the most secretive about their use of alcohol. Researchers from Glasgow...
Posted on 12th Feb 2016
Thanks to SHAAP for their weekly media monitoring. This article was taken from Daily Mirror, 8th Feb. Studies have shown that baby boomers are the heaviest drinkers and it’s leaving thousands hospitalised every year with mental disorders. As we live longer, age-related maladies loom large unless we adjust our lifestyles and try to stay healthy into old age. What we...
Posted on 6th Apr 2015
Understanding and responding to those bereaved through their family members’ substance misuse.  Below is an overview of an ongoing research project, funded by the ESRC and undertaken collaboratively between the University of Bath and University of Stirling. What? Principal Investigator, Professor Tony Walter and his research team have been talking to adults who have been bereaved following a family member’s...