Addiction Research Addiction Research


Addiction Research @ UEA produces high quality multidisciplinary research evidence to impact upon people who are affected by addiction, including service users, carers, health professionals and policy makers. Our research emphasises responsiveness to social, cultural and pressing health needs, and supporting high risk or disadvantaged groups

Research Themes

  • Smoking cessation/Tobacco control
  • Opiate dependency
  • Service evaluation/Health needs assessments
  • Electronic cigarettes


External Partners

Dr Hayley Pinto, Consultant, Norfolk Recovery Partnership

Useful Links


Recent and Key Research Outputs

Smoking Cessation/Tobacco Control

Notley, C., Blyth, A., Craig, J., Edwards, A., Holland, R. (2015) Postpartum Smoking Relapse - A thematic synthesis of qualitative studies in Addiction 110.pp. 1712–1723

Song, F., Maskrey, V., Blyth, A., Brown, T., Barton, G., Aveyard, P., Notley, C., Holland, R., Bachmann, M., Sutton, S., Brandon, T. (2015) Differences in Longer-Term Smoking Abstinence After Treatment by Specialist or Nonspecialist Advisors: Secondary Analysis of Data From a Relapse Prevention Trial

Blyth, A., Maskrey, V., Notley, C., Barton, G., Brown, T., Aveyard, P., Holland, R., Bachmann, M., Sutton (Cambridge), S., Leonardi-Bee, J., Brandon, T. H., Song, F. (2015) Effectiveness and economic evaluation of self-help educational materials for the prevention of smoking relapse: randomised controlled trial in Health Technology Assessment 19. pp. 1-70

Tombor, I., Shahab, L., Brown, J., Notley, C., West, R.(2015) Does non-smoker identity following quitting predict long-term abstinence? Evidence from a population survey in England in Addictive Behaviors 45. pp. 99-103

Cao, S., Yin, X., Wang, Y., Zhou, H., Song, F., Lu, Z.(2013) Smoking and risk of erectile dysfunction : systematic review of observational studies with meta-analysis in PLoS ONE 8.pp. e60443

Opiate Dependency

Croxford, A., Notley, C., Maskrey, V., Holland, R., Kouimtsidis, C. (2015)  An exploratory qualitative study seeking participant views evaluating group Cognitive behavioural Therapy preparation for alcohol detoxification in Journal of Substance Use 20. pp. 61-68

Notley, C., Blyth, A., Maskrey, V., Pinto, H., Holland, R. (2015) Exploring the Concepts of Abstinence and Recovery through the Experiences of Long Term Opiate Substitution Clients in Substance Abuse 36. pp. 232-239

Notley, C., Holland, R., Maskrey, V., Nagar, J., Kouimtsidis, C. (2014) Regaining control : The patient experience of supervised compared with unsupervised consumption in opiate substitution treatment in Drug and Alcohol Review 33. pp. 64-70

Holland, R., Maskrey, V., Swift, L., Notley, C., Robinson, A., Nagar, J., Gale, T., Kouimtsidis, C. (2014) Treatment retention, drug use and social functioning outcomes in those receiving 3 months versus 1 month of supervised opioid maintenance treatment. Results from the Super C randomized controlled trial : Supervised consumption of OMT, an RCT in Addiction 109. pp. 596-607

Pinto, H., Maskrey, V., Swift, L., Rumball, D., Wagle, A., Holland, R. (2010) The SUMMIT trial: a field comparison of buprenorphine versus methadone maintenance treatment. In : Journal of substance abuse treatment 39. pp. 340-352

Service Evaluation/Health Needs Assessments

Notley, C., Maskrey, V., Blyth, A., Holland, R. (2015) NRP – RMIR – A local service evaluation of the implementation of the recovery model for substance dependency treatment for clients receiving treatment at the Norfolk Recovery partnership (Commissioned report)

Notley, C., Holland, R. (2015) Consultancy Report: Service Evaluation of ‘The Junction’ (The Matthew Project, Cromer) University of East Anglia (Commissioned report)

Holland, R., Maskrey, V., Rechel, B., Clipsham, K., Omara, N. (2007) Incidence and Prevalence of Dual Diagnosis among clients of Community Mental Health Teams and Drug & Alcohol Services in Norfolk.

Holland, R., Broadbent, J., Maskrey, V. (2008) How do drug misusers outside drug treatment differ from those receiving treatment? An epidemiological needs assessment. In : Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 62. pp. A10

Vivancos, R., Maskrey, V., Rumball, D., Harvey, I., Holland, R. (2006) Crack cocaine use in a rural county of England In : Journal of Public Health 28. pp. 96-103


Full list of publications for Dr Caitlin Notley

Full list of publications for Professor Richard Holland

Full list of publications for Professor Fujian Song

Full list of publications for Viv Maskrey

Full list of publications for Annie Blyth

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