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SAMHSA Releases Latest TEDS Report on Discharges from Substance Abuse Treatment Services Provide Nationwide Data Substance Abuse Treatment Experiences
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is issuing its latest Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) report on Discharges from Substance Treatment Services, which provides an important array of information about the approximately 1.5 million treatment discharges occurring at reporting state-licensed treatment facilities across the country.
The 2006 TEDS Discharges from Substance Treatment Services report is the latest in a series of yearly reports that not only provide overall figures for the 42 states that report discharge data to TEDS (an increase from previous years), but also break this information down into a wide variety of programmatic and demographic criteria that can help provide greater perspective on the experiences of those who have undergone substance abuse treatment.
This information is designed to help the public health community get a better understanding of scope and nature of treatment episodes so that they can most effectively meet current and future treatment needs.
Among the more notable findings in this latest report:
• The overall treatment completion rate was highest among clients discharged from hospital residential treatment (70 percent), detoxification (67 percent) and short-term residential treatment (59 percent). Treatment completion rates were lower in longer term and/or less-structured settings such as long term residential (44 percent) and outpatient treatment (40 percent).
The complete 2006 TEDS Discharges from Substance Abuse Treatment Services report is available online at http://wwwdasis.samhsa.gov/teds06/tedsd2k6_508.pdf, or by calling SAMHSA’s Health Information Network at 1-877-SAMHSA-7 (1-877-726-4727) and asking for publication number SMA-09-4378.
SAMHSA is a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. The agency is responsible for improving the accountability, capacity and effectiveness of the nation's substance abuse prevention, addictions treatment, and mental health services delivery system.
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