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.

Biography ICASA members

Geurt van de Glind, PhD

Geurt van de Glind worked over thirteen years as mental health nurse in an addiction treatment centre in the Netherlands. After graduating for his masters degree in health sciences in 2000, he started working for the Trimbos-institute, Netherlands institute on mental health and addiction. Here he worked as (senior)research associate. He worked on the development of national practice guidelines. And from the start in 2000 he worked on development of a protocol for diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in treatment seeking patients with Substance Use Disorder(s). After finishing the latter in 2004, he initiated international collaboration on the topic of ADHD and SUD. This led to the International Collaboration on ADHD and Substance Abuse (ICASA), an international research network, that became a formal foundation in 2010. He serves as the first director of the ICASA Foundation. In 2013 he graduated for his PhD degree, on the first international multi-site project of the ICASA Foundation, the International ADHD in Substance use disorders Prevalence (IASP) study. Between 2015 and 2017 he worked as senior scientific advisor for Scoring Results, a Netherlands expert centre on addiction. Since 2016 he works on the development of national practice guidelines for professionals working with people with learning disabilities. Since 1st May 2018 he holds a position as Researcher/ICASA Foundation director at Radboud University Medical Hospital (RadboudUMC), in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

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