Almost a fifth more alcohol is sold per adult in Scotland than in England and Wales. It is believed 1 in 4 people drink at hazardous or harmful levels and in 2016 alone there were over 1,200 alcohol-related deaths in Scotland.
Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) have published a collection of discussions from a series of ‘Alcohol Occasionals’ seminars, running from 2013- 2018.
The seminars provided an opportunity for all individuals interested in alcohol-related research to participate in discussions and think critically about the subject.
The topics covered include:
- Alcohol and Young People
- Alcohol and Mental Health
- Alcohol, Europe and the World
- Alcohol and Health Inequalities
- Alcohol and Social Justice
The ‘Alcohol Occasionals’ seminar series continues, with the upcoming theme for 2018-19 being ‘Alcohol and Recovery’.
It is essential to understand the trends and risk factors associated with alcohol consumption in Scotland, as well as use the latest research to develop strategies and activities to reduce harm.