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Tackling Scotland's Alcohol Problem


Stigma in the Media - Dr Alastair MacGilchrist

Interview of SHAAP Chair and Hepatologist Dr Alastair MacGilchrist by Health Journalist Jennifer Trueland addressing the reality of alcohol use disorder from a medical perspective and explores the importance of the role of journalists in breaking down stigma and stereotypes. This video is part of the "Reporting of Substance Media Toolkit", a resource for journalists and editors looking to report on alcohol and drugs with dignity and respect, by Scottish Families affected by Alcohol and Drugs. Recorded on 9 June 2022. With thanks to Lon Wright for the video.

"Alcoholic liver disease" - Professor Ewan Forrest

Professor Ewan Forrest (SHAAP Steering Group member; Consultant Hepatologist, Glasgow Royal Infirmary; Honorary Professor, University of Glasgow), delivered a lecture on “Alcoholic liver disease" at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) 25th Advanced Gastroenterology & Hepatology Course, held on 5 February 2022. With thanks to RCPE for the recording.

Alcohol: The Ancient Psychoactive Substance. Looking for logic in the policy response

Dr Peter Rice, SHAAP's previous Chair, delivered the Max Glatt Memorial Lecture at the Medical Council on Alcohol (MCA) Symposium on 17 November 2021. Dr Rice discusses Scottish alcohol policy and SHAAP's role in this. With thanks to the MCA for the permission to share.

"Tackling Scotland’s alcohol problem - doing what works"

Dr Alastair MacGilchrist, SHAAP Steering Group member, delivered the Anne Ferguson Lecture at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh's 'Gastroenterology 2020 and beyond’ Symposium on 18 November 2020.

SHAAP's partnership with Scottish Women's Football

Eric Carlin and young women footballers celebrate the partnership between SHAAP (Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems) and Scottish Women's Football to sponsor the SHAAP National Performance League Under 19s and Under 15s.

'Stand up and tell me your story' report launch, February 2020

'Stand up and tell me your story' - Watch the video of the launch of SHAAP's research into the meanings of lived and living experience at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on 4th February 2020.

Read the report.

Joe FitzPatrick MSP, Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing, speaks at the 8EAPC

Watch Joe FitzPatrick MSP's opening speech at the 8th European Alcohol Policy Conference (8EAPC). The 8EAPC took place on 20 and 21 November 2018 at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, and was organised by SHAAP (Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems) and Eurocare (The European Alcohol Policy Alliance).

'Scotland the Brave!'

This 'Scotland the Brave!' event, campaigning for minimum unit pricing in Europe, was held in Brussels in September 2014, ahead of the European Court of Justice (ECJ)'s ruling on the legality of MUP.

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