Making a Social Difference
Collaborative Research and Practice in Drugs and Alcohol

About Us

DARN provides a hub for researchers, policy-makers and practitioners engaged in research on drugs and alcohol. 

The network acts a an inter-disciplinary forum where findings from areas as diverse as social work, public health, education, economics, sociology, psychology, law and pharmacy can be shared.

The aim is to devlop a national and global informed research base on drugs and alcohol issues.

Our Mission

To provide a leading edge one stop venue for all researchers, policy-makers and practitioners in Northern Ireland who together aspire to make a difference in developing an informed research agenda on alcohol and drug use.

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News and Events

Our Work

developing an informed research base on drugs and alcohol

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Our People

world-leading researchers in drugs and alcohol

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Impact and Publications

Research findings and media

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Contact Us

Drugs and Alcohol Research Network

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Queen's University Belfast,
6 College Park
Northern Ireland
Tel:+44 (0)28 9097 5117