Alcohol & Young People
SHAAP is committed to engaging with, and supporting children and young people on alcohol-related issues, and has carried out various pieces of research into their culture and specific needs (see below).
On 27th August 2015, SHAAP and Holyrood Communications held a conference on Alcohol and Young People in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow with policymakers, people who work with young people and young people themselves, to discuss the findings of SHAAP’s 2014 Alcohol and the Developing Adolescent Brain: Evidence Review.
SHAAP has published the following reports:
- Young holidaymakers: alcohol-related risk behaviours (Summer 2014), which reviews some of the existing literature about young British holidaymakers and their alcohol-related risk behaviours, and
- Alcohol and Adolescence: Briefing paper for SHAAP (September 2013), preceded by an expert workshop to examine the evidence of the impact of alcohol on the developing adolescent brain and to consider the implications for health promotion and policy.
On 27th September 2013, SHAAP hosted a seminar where policymakers and experts from the fields of genetics, neuroscience and social psychology came together to review and discuss new and emerging medical and scientific research about the impact of alcohol on the adolescent brain and implications for policy and practice. The report, Alcohol and the Developing Adolescent Brain: Evidence Review, was the distillation of the discussions at this event and submitted papers.