Welcome to the Plymouth University Drug and Alcohol Research Unit Web site.

The Drug and Alcohol Research Unit (DARU) has been set up undertake high quality research on substance use issues (including alcohol and over the counter substances) regionally, nationally and internationally. Building on a strong research record in the areas of drug markets, public injecting and local risk environments, service evaluation and innovative service development the DARU aims to help improve both policy formation and understanding around substance use in contemporary society.