TEDS-D-2015-DS0001 (TEDS-D-2015-DS0001)

Study Series details:

The Treatment Episode Data Set -- Discharges (TEDS-D) is a national data system of annual discharges from substance abuse treatment facilities. These data provide information on the demographic and substance abuse characteristics of substance abuse treatment discharges and their corresponding admissions aged 12 and older in facilities that report to individual state administrative data systems.

TEDS-D does not include all admissions/discharges to substance abuse treatment. It includes admissions to facilities that are licensed or certified by a state substance abuse agency to provide substance abuse treatment (or are administratively tracked for other reasons). In general, facilities reporting TEDS data are those that receive state alcohol and/or drug agency funds (including federal block grant funds) for the provision of alcohol and/or drug treatment services. Some states report only publically funded admissions; others are able to report all admissions (both public and private) in facilities that receive public funds. All data reported to TEDS comes from the state administrative data systems.

TEDS-D records represent discharges rather than individuals, as a person may be admitted to and discharged from treatment more than once.

A sister data system, called the Treatment Episode Data Set -- Admissions (TEDS-A), collects data on admissions to substance abuse treatment facilities.


Study details:

TEDS-D provides demographic and substance use characteristics of discharges from alcohol or drug treatment in facilities that report to individual state administrative data systems.

The TEDS system is comprised of two major components, the Admissions Data Set and the Discharges Data Set. The TEDS-Admissions (TEDS-A) le is an established program; data were rst reported for TEDS-A in 1992. The TEDS-D began with the rst data reported in 2000. TEDS includes treatment data that are routinely collected by states to monitor their individual substance use treatment systems. Selected data items from the individual state data les are converted to a standardized format that is consistent across states. These standardized data constitute TEDS.


Since 1992, the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, or CBHSQ (known until 2010 as the O ce of Applied Studies, or OAS), of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), has funded and been responsible for TEDS. CBHSQ coordinates and manages the collection of TEDS data from U.S. states, territories, and Compact of Free Association (COFA) partners.

CBHSQ also develops descriptive and analytical reports from TEDS to provide national and state- level data on the number and types of clients treated, as well as the characteristics of facilities providing services.

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