Tackling Scotland's Alcohol Problem

SHAAP redesigns guidance to support people with alcohol problems during the COVID-19 pandemic

SHAAP have redesigned their guidance for heavy drinkers who are thinking about cutting back or stopping drinking alcohol during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can access the more visually engaging and accessible guidance document here.

WHO fact sheet: Alcohol and Covid-19: What you need to know

Read the World Health Organization's new fact sheet debunking myths about alcohol 'preventing' corona virus and giving very clear guidance about the risks of alcohol consumption to your health at any time, incl. tips about how to regulate consumption during the pandemic.

Scottish Government Covid-19 advice tailored to specific conditions

COVID-19: What you need to know - if you are living with specific medical conditions, including liver disease. Read the guidance here

Great 'Food & Nutrition' tips from WHO to help you through COVID-19!

Follow these really useful tips from the World Health Organization to help keep yourself and your loved ones fit and healthy throughout the corona virus outbreak!

NEW 'Alcohol Occasionals' 2020 programme: POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

SHAAP/SARN regret to inform you that our 2020 seminar series on 'Alcohol through the Life Course' has had to be postponed, but we intend to resume it in the second half of 2020 if possible.

20th February

Relationship to alcohol through the lifespan in a Scottish island community

Heather Still, Drug & Alcohol Researcher, Arran Community and Voluntary Service

26th March

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders / FASD: everybody’s business

Dr Jennifer Shields, Principal Clinical Pyschologist (FAAST) & Dr Sarah Brown, Consultant Paediatrician

30th April

Minimum Unit Pricing in Scotland: A qualitative study of children and young people’s own drinking and related behaviour
Register here

Dr Briege Nugent & Ian Clark, Director of Iconic Consulting

21st May

‘A couple of nights a week I might have a couple of bottles of ale’:
The normalisation of alcohol consumption by older drinkers
Register here

Brendan Gough, Prof of Social Psychology, Leeds Beckett University

11th June

Problematic substance use in later life
Register here

Trish Hafford-Letchfield, Prof of Social Work, Strathclyde Uni

N.B. If you can't attend in person and wish to link in remotely, contact Felicity Garvie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

COVID-19 Advice for Heavy Drinkers

SHAAP's advice for heavy drinkers who are planning to cut back or stop drinking alcohol in the context of COVID-19.

New Guidance issued for COVID-19 and people with alcohol related problems

SHAAP today issues new recommendations for support services for people with alcohol-related problems in the context of COVID-19.

SHAAP working arrangements from 17/03/2020

SHAAP would like to inform you that as of now the Team is currently working from home until further notice due to the ongoing CoVid-19 situation. Our partners, colleagues and anyone wishing to contact us can do so in the normal ways of email and mobile phones, and we shall respond as soon as we can.

'Time to blow the whistle on alcohol sponsorship in sports' - new research out today

Read the new report from Alcohol Focus Scotland and SHAAP on research by Stirling University's Institute of Social Marketing and Health into extent, nature and frequency of alcohol advertising in professional football and rugby union in Scotland; full background research also available.

FYFA infographics: Focus on Youth, Football & Alcohol reports out now

EU project FYFA, to which SHAAP and partner Eurocare contributed, has researched attitudes to under-age drinking and alcohol policies in football at international, national and local level by interviewing young people aged 13-15 years, as well as club managers, stakeholders and policy makers in six European countries. Infographics summarising the outcomes now available to view.

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