SHAAP and partners' recommendations for new Alcohol Strategy

A report published today by SHAAP, Alcohol Focus Scotland, BMA Scotland and Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & Drugs contains a comprehensive set of policies aimed at curbing Scotland’s alcohol problem and addressing the associated health inequalities.

The report precedes the publication this summer of the Scottish Government’s ‘refresh’ of its 2009 strategy, Changing Scotland’s Relationship with Alcohol: A Framework for Action.Scotland continues to have the highest level of alcohol consumption and harm in the UK. One million Scots drink above the recommended guidelines, and 22 Scots die because of alcohol every single week – twice the rate of the 1980s. The Scottish Government has cut direct funding for alcohol and drug prevention, treatment and support services by 22%, leaving the NHS to plug the gap.

The partner agencies have also issued a related press release.

Women and Alcohol - Edinburgh and London-based seminar series, 2017

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Upcoming SARN meeting: Thursday 2nd February 2017

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SARN (Scottish Alcohol Research Network) meeting

Thursday 2nd February 2017

Room 4.1, School of Health in Social Science, Doorway 6, Old Medical School, The University of Edinburgh

Agenda

13.00 Lunch and Networking
13.20 Welcome and Introductions-  Professor Aisha Holloway (Chair)
13.30

The Health and Sport Committee, Scottish Parliament: how alcohol researchers and stakeholders can engage

Heather Galway, Assistant Clerk, Health and Sport Committee, The Scottish Parliament

14.00

Delivering ABIs for male remand prisoners: preliminary findings from a Scottish and English feasibility study

Professor Aisha Holloway, The University of Edinburgh

14.30

What type of data on alcohol outlets do we want and what do we want to do with it? Open discussion.

Dr Niamh Shortt, Reader in Human Geography, The University of Edinburgh

15.00 Date and time of next meeting

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