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New NHS Scotland report on availability and need for specialist Alcohol services

14th November 2014

New NHS Scotland report shows that numbers in alcohol treatment in Scotland doubled from 2007 to 2012.

New IAS Report on Alcohol & Health Inequalities

14th November 2014

This important new IAS report demonstrates links between alcohol problems and health inequalities. Reducing alcohol harms will improve health overall. 

Presentations from SHAAP's Brussels MUP Event Now Online

22nd October 2014

Presentations from our event in Brussels on minimum unit pricing on 5th September 2014 are now available online. To read the individual presentations click on the links below:

 

Donald Henderson, Head of Public Health at the Scottish Government 

 

Dr Peter Rice, Consultant Psychiatrist and Chair of SHAAP

 

Professor Nick Sheron, Royal College of Physicians Representative to the EU Alcohol Forum

 

Paul Bartlett, Marketing Director, C&C Group

 

 

New SHAAP report: Alcohol and the Developing Adolescent Brain: Evidence Review

16th October 2014

SHAAP has just published Alcohol and the Developing Adolescent Brain: Evidence Review. Key recommendations are:

1 Protecting young people from alcohol-related harm has to be within the context of a 'whole population' approach to reduce overall alcohol consumption.

2 Protecting young people from alcohol-related harm should be embedded in national and local policy.

3 Emerging evidence that the adolescent brain may be especially vulnerable to alcohol harms should inform all health-promoting activities.

4 Emerging evidence that the adolescent brain may be especially vulnerable to alcohol harms should prompt investment in further exploratory research.

Finnish Government supports Scottish MUP Policy

15th October 2014

It has been widely reported in the Scottish media today that the Finnish Government has made a written submission to the European Court in support of Scotland's MUP policy.

SHAAP: Alcohol & Cancer Risks: A Guide for Health Professionals

11th October 2014

SHAAP has published a new edition of its  2013 publication, Alcohol & Cancer Risks: A Guide for Health Professionals

SHAAP/SARN: Alcohol marketing and young people

11th October 2014

SHAAP/SARN have just published  a report of the discussions from our Alcohol Occasional Seminar on 26th June 2014 when Dr Richard Purves from the University of Stirling discussed Alcohol Marketing and young people.

New SHAAP Publication: Industry, Government & Unite in Brussels to Support MUP: Full Proceedings

2nd October 2014

SHAAP has published a report documenting the full proceedings of the historic event in Brussels on 5th September 2014 when the case for Alcohol Minimum Pricing was made by its supporters. This happens as the European Court of Justice considers its response to the attempts of global alcohol producers, fronted by the Scotch Whisky Association to block the implementation of this legislation.

EPHA publishes Open Letter in Support of Minimum Pricing

2nd October 2014

EPHA, the European Public Health Alliance, has published an Open Letter of Support for Scotland's MUP policy to Ministers responsible for Finance and Trade in Europe. This is while the European Court of Justice considers its response to legal challenges set by global alcohol producers, fronted by the Scotch Whisky Association.

SHAAP Response to Scottish Government Air Weapons & Licensing Bill.

1st October 2014

SHAAP has submitted the following response to the Scottish Government's Air Weapons & Licensing Bill.

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