ICASA aims to contribute to a substantial decrease in the proportion of ADHD patients developing an addiction/substance use disorder (SUD) and to substantially improve the detection, diagnosis and treatment of patients having both ADHD and SUD.

About ICASA

Mission Statement

ICASA aims to contribute to a substantial decrease in the proportion of ADHD patients developing an addiction/substance use disorder (SUD) and to substantially improve the detection, diagnosis and treatment of patients having both ADHD and SUD.

We want to achieve this by performing and coordinating high quality research in order to

  1. determine the magnitude of the problem: how many ADHD patients develop SUD and how many treatment seeking SUD patients have ADHD?
  2. increase knowledge about the factors that influence the course and development of SUD in ADHD patients
  3. apply findings in the development of methods for prevention of SUD in ADHD patients
  4. develop evidence based procedures for diagnoses and treatment of ADHD in SUD patients
Our strategies
  1. ICASA strives to use its own network and the network of its participants in order to improve access to researchers, clinicians and patients for research
  2. ICASA strives to increase both the quality and quantity of research related to this topic by using a consistent set of research instruments and by setting up databases for secondary analyses of research data
  3. ICASA strives to exchange knowledge on the topic of 'ADHD and Substance Abuse' both within the ICASA network and in contacts with other colleagues
  4. ICASA will publish its research findings in peer reviewed Journals and will present these results at (inter)national conferences

Structure

The ICASA organization consists of:
  1. The board of 6 members
  2. The research office at the Radboud University Medical Hospital (RadboudUMC)/NISPA (Nijmegen, the Netherlands) (director: Geurt van de Glind, vice director: Arnt Schellekens)
  3. A network of 50 members in 15 countries

Official documents

  1. ICASA budget 2018-2019
  2. ICASA budget 2017-2018
  3. Financial report 2017
  4. Financial report 2016
  5. Financial report 2015
  6. Financial report 2014

Contact details of ICASA