Highlights | Description
of TEDS | Trends
in Admissions | Characteristics
of Admissions | State
of Special Interest | Appendices
Table of Contents
of the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS)
report presents results from the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) for 1999,
and trend data for 1994-1999. The report provides information on the demographic
and substance abuse characteristics of the approximately 1.6 million annual
admissions to treatment for abuse of alcohol and drugs in facilities that
report to individual State administrative data systems. The Office of Applied
Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA),
coordinates and manages collection of TEDS data from the States.
The TEDS system includes data on treatment admissions that are routinely
collected by States to monitor their individual substance abuse treatment
systems. Selected data items from the individual State data files are converted
to a standardized format consistent across States. These standardized data
TEDS consists of both a Minimum Data Set collected by all States, and a
Supplemental Data Set collected by some States. The Minimum Data Set consists
of 19 items that include:
The Supplemental Data
Set includes 15 items that include psychiatric, social, and economic measures.
- Demographic information
- Primary, secondary,
and tertiary substances and their route of administration, frequency
of use, and
age at first use
- Source of referral
- Number of prior
- Service type, including
planned use of methadone
Definitions and classifications used in the Minimum and Supplemental Data
Sets are detailed in Appendix A.
Because the goal of TEDS is to collect information on entire treatment episodes,
SAMHSA is expanding its data collection efforts to include discharge data.
These data, when linked to admission data, will enable analyses of questions
that cannot be answered with admissions data alone.