Young People, Alcohol and Sex: What’s Consent Got To Do With It?
This latest research commissioned by the RCNI has arisen from a prolonged period of engagement and learning in the area of alcohol and sexual violence.The RCNI has sought to understand and respond appropriately to the phenomenon of alcohol harm as it has increased in terms of the experiences of survivors being supported in Rape Crisis Centres and the wider policy focus on the issue.
The role of alcohol in young adults’ identity creation on Facebook
Jemma Lennox, University of Glasgow, gave the talk, ‘You want people to say you have a fun life’: The role of alcohol in young adults’ identity creation on Facebook, as part of the Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) ‘Alcohol Occasional’ seminars, which showcase new and innovative research on alcohol use. One of her findings was that although young people might believe that they are independently creating their identities online, this activity is highly influenced by others, including the alcohol industry, who promote drinking as central to the construction of a confident and outgoing social personality.
Unrecognised And Under Reported: the impact of alcohol on people other than the drinker in Scotland
In recent years there has been increasing recognition that harm from alcohol not only affects the drinker, but also affects others around the drinker including family members, friends, co-workers and the wider community. Alcohol Focus Scotland commissioned this research study to better understand the scale and magnitude of alcohol’s harm to others in Scotland. To date, alcohol-related harm has been primarily considered in terms of the consequences to the drinker. This study has specifically focused on the harm experienced due to other people’s drinking to build a better understanding of this under-researched area of alcohol-related harm in Scotland.