Publication - Strategy/plan

Alcohol Framework 2018

Published: 20 Nov 2018
Population Health Directorate
Part of:
Health and social care

Updated framework setting out our national prevention aims on alcohol.

Alcohol Framework 2018


1 Changing Scotland’s Relationship with Alcohol: A Framework for Action,

2 Public Health Priorities for Scotland, /publications/scotlands-public-health-priorities/





7 Communicating the UK Chief Medical Officers’ Alcohol Guidelines,

8 Global status report on alcohol and health 2018, World Health Organization, p135,

9 MESAS Monitoring Report 2018,

10 The Scottish Health Survey 2017,

11 Global Strategy to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol,

12 Policy Brief: Tackling Harmful Alcohol Use,

13 World Health Organization SAFER initiative,

14 Alcohol and the Developing Adolescent Brain: Evidence Review,

15 NHS Health Scotland: Impact of social and physical environments,

16 NHS Health Scotland: The Impact of the Alcohol Act on off-trade alcohol sales in Scotland,

17 Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015,

18 Op. cit.,

19 Model-based appraisal of the comparative impact of Minimum Unit Pricing and taxation policies in Scotland: An adaptation of the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model version 3,!/file/Scotland_report_2016.pdf

20 Op. cit.,

21 Ibid

22 Op. cit.,

23 Women and Alcohol: Key Issues,

24 The social context of LGBT’s people drinking in Scotland,

25 Alcohol Focus Scotland, Unrecognised and under-reported: the impact of alcohol on people other than the drinker in Scotland,

26 Alcohol-related hospital statistics Scotland 2016/17,

27 Op. cit.,

28 Age standardised death rates calculated using the European Standard population,

29 MESAS final report 2016,

30 Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS) 2015,

31 National Records of Scotland, Alcohol-specific deaths,

32 Op. cit.,

33 The societal cost of alcohol misuse in Scotland for 2007,

34 Scotland and European Health for All Database 2012,

35 WHO (2018) Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health 2018, p298,

36 WHO (2012) European action plan to reduce the harmful use of alcohol 2012–2020,

37 Where data are available, Scotland, along with Hungary and Finland, had the highest Chronic Liver Disease mortality rates in 2014.

38 Op. cit.,

39 Op. cit.,


41 Scotland’s National Performance Framework,

42 Getting It Right For Every Child,

43 United Nations Human Rights: Convention of the Rights of the Child,

44 Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014,

45 Like Sugar for Adults 2017,

46 Scotland Performs: NHSScotland,

47 Chronic Liver Disease: Mortality,

48 Hospital admissions, deaths and overall burden of disease attributable to alcohol consumption in Scotland,

49 Op. cit.,

50 Op. cit.,

51 Op. cit.,

52 Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012,

53 Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005,


55 Op. cit.,

56 An evaluation of the implementation of, and compliance with, the objectives of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005,

57 Op. cit.,

58 Alcohol Licensing in your Community: How you can get involved,

59 Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015,

60 Local Government and Communities Committee, Alcohol Licensing, 23 May 2018, Official Report,

61 Children’s recognition of alcohol marketing,

62 Anderson P, de Bruijn A, Angus K, Gordon R, Hastings G. Impact of alcohol advertising and media exposure on adolescent alcohol use: a systematic review of longitudinal studies, Alcohol & Alcoholism 2009; Vol. 44 pp. 229-243 ; Smith L A, Foxcroft D R. The effect of alcohol advertising, marketing and portrayal on drinking behaviour in young people: systematic review of prospective cohort studies. BMC Public Health 2009; 9:51; Jernigan D, Noel J, Landon J, Thornton N, Lobstein T. Alcohol marketing and youth alcohol consumption: a systematic review of longitudinal studies published since 2008. Addiction 2016; DOI: 10.11111/ add.13591

63 Ofcom Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Report, 2017,

64 A Content Analysis of Alcohol Content in UK Television, Oxford Academic Journal of Public Health, 2018,

65 Childhood Obesity: a plan for action Chapter 2, UK Government, 2018,


67 School curriculum and qualifications,

68 The Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009 specifically recognises that consent for sexual activity cannot be given where a person is incapable due to the effect of alcohol or any other substance to do so,

69 2018 National Improvement Framework and Improvement Plan, /publications/2018-national-improvement-framework-improvement-plan/

70 Education Scotland, Benchmarks: Personal and Social Education,

71 Education Scotland, Thematic inspection of personal and social education/health and wellbeing in Scotland’s schools and early learning and childcare settings, August 2018, p24,

72 Op. cit.,

73 Ibid

74 Choices for Life,

75 Warren, F(2016) ‘What works’ in drug education and prevention? Scottish Government, Edinburgh,

76 Tackling New Psychoactive Substances,

77 Substance Misuse Education and Prevention Interventions in Scotland: Rapid Review Mapping Exercise,

78 What works? In drug education and prevention, Summary of findings – what works?,

79 Guidance: Alcohol consumption: advice on low risk drinking,



82 Consultation on the national provisions in the Food Labelling Regulations 1996 regarding reserved descriptions for alcohol, cheese and cream,

83 Guidance: Consumption of alcoholic beverages and risk of cancer,

84 Op. cit.,

85 Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP), Alcohol and Cancer Risks: A Guide for Health Professionals, 2013,

86 Beating Cancer: Ambition and Action,

87 Alcohol Brief Interventions resources,

88 Op. cit.,

89 Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs,

90 Global Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Among Children and Youth A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, Shannon Lange, MPH; Charlotte Probst, MSc; Gerrit Gmel, MSc; Jürgen Rehm, PhD; Larry Burd, PhD; Svetlana Popova, PhD JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Oct 1;171(10):948-956. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.1919

91 NHS Ayrshire & Arran Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder diagnostic service, Information for you,

92 See for example:; Alcohol and Injury in Emergency Departments: Summary of the Report from the WHO Collaborative Study on Alcohol and Injuries,

93 Cashback for Communities Annual Report 2016/17,

94 Strategic Assessment of Unintentional Harm, Summary Report highlights that alcohol consumption is a contributory factor associated with unintentional harm in the home, and the higher prevalence of unintentional harm in more deprived areas may be due to higher levels of drug and alcohol misuse,


96 Justice in Scotland: vision and priorities, /publications/justice-scotland-vision-priorities/

97 Scottish Crime and Justice Survey,

98 Op cit.,

99 Preventing Offending: getting it right for children and young people,

100 Op cit.,

101 Violence reduction unit,

102 Education Scotland Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) – An Overview,

103 Medics against violence,

104 Violence Reduction Unit & Medics Against Violence & NHS Health Scotland: Navigator,

105 Violence Reduction Unit: Street & Arrow,

106 Scottish Business Resilience Centre: Best Bar None,


108 The Road Traffic Act 1988 (Prescribed Limit) (Scotland) Regulations 2014,

109 Scotland’s Road Safety Framework Purpose,

110 Report of the Review of Drink and Drug Driving Law,

111 /news/82-of-people-believe-that-drink-driving-is-unacceptable

112 UK Chief Medical Officers’ Low Risk Drinking Guidelines,


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