1994-1999 Treatment Episode Data Set(TEDS)
Highlights | Description of TEDS | Trends in Admissions  | Characteristics of Admissions | State Data
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This 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.

TEDS is an admission-based system, and TEDS admissions do not represent individuals. Thus, for example, an individual admitted to treatment twice within a calendar year would be counted as two admissions.

TEDS does not include all admissions to substance abuse treatment. It includes facilities that are licensed or certified by the 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.

Major Substances of Abuse

  • Four substances accounted for 91 percent of all TEDS admissions in 1999: alcohol (47 percent), opiates (16 percent; primarily heroin), cocaine (14 percent), and marijuana/hashish (14 percent).

Polydrug Abuse

  • Polydrug use was reported by 54 percent of all TEDS admissions in 1999. Alcohol, marijuana/hashish, and cocaine were the most common secondary substances reported. Alcohol and opiates were reported more often as primary substances than as secondary substances. However, the reverse was true for marijuana/hashish and cocaine; more admissions reported these drugs as secondary substances than as primary substances.

Highlights|Description of TEDS|Trends in Admissions |Characteristics of Admissions|State Data
Topics of Special Interest