ICASA is a research organization with a focus on ADHD and substance abuse/addiction. ICASA strives to find answers and solutions for a better quality of life for people with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and an addiction via high quality research.
Worldwide thousands of children are at risk of developing an addiction because they have undiagnosed and/or untreated ADHD. Others do have a recognised diagnosis of ADHD, but, so far, we lack the means to prevent these children and adolescents developing Substance Use Disorders (SUD).
Thousands of adult addicts using various kinds of drugs are not getting the treatment they need, because they have underlying, and undiagnosed, ADHD.
The International Collaboration on ADHD and Substance Abuse (ICASA) will use research for:
- Gaining knowledge on the nature of the relationship between ADHD and addiction/SUD:
What are the risk and protective factors?
How many children and adolescents do develop an addiction/SUD?
How many SUD patients do have ADHD?
- Developing methods for prevention of SUD in ADHD patients;
- Developing evidence based procedures for diagnoses and treatment of ADHD in SUD patients.