'Stand up and tell me your story' - Lived experience report launch

SHAAP launched its new report of qualitative research into the definition and meanings of lived and living experience for alcohol policy at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on 4th February 2020. It was attended by a packed audience of researchers, policy makers, support agencies, service users and people with lived experience.

The event was chaired by Dr Peter Rice, SHAAP Chair, and addressed by Nick Smith, National lead for the Scottish Government's Alcohol & Drugs Support Team providing the policy perspective; Michaela Jones, Lived Experience Officer at the Scottish Recovery Consortium who talked about the experience of a service user; and Dr Eric Carlin, SHAAP Director and lead author of the report, who presented its findings.

Watch a video of the event.

Pathways to Recovery Event

SHAAP was pleased to host the first event of its kind to be held at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in January 2019 in conjunction with Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Scottish Recovery Consortium and Scottish Families adversely Affected by Alcohol and Drugs.

The event was addressed by Monica Lennon MSP and included participants with lived experience and representatives of recovery support organisations. The purpose was to share experiences, celebrate recovery and hear from networks supporting recovery in Scotland, and draw together policy ideas and suggestions for future collaboration in this area.