Treatment Episode Data Set: Discharges (TEDS-D)

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.