most up-to-date information relating to substance abuse
treatment is now easily accessible online. SAMHSA's Office
of Applied Studies (OAS) has created a new "Quick
Statistics" Web site that presents state- and jurisdiction-level
profiles for both the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS)
and the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment
Using Quick Statistics, researchers, policy analysts,
and Federal and state substance abuse program planners
and managers can access data on admissions to substance
abuse treatment and to treatment facilities. From N-SSATS
and TEDS, data are available for all 50 states, the District
of Columbia, and the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. N-SSATS
data also include four additional U.S. territoriesthe
Virgin Islands, Guam, Palau, and the Federated States
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TEDS is a compilation of data on the demographic and
substance abuse characteristics of persons who are admitted
to and discharged from substance abuse treatment for
a given year. For each year in which TEDS data have been
compiled, Quick Statistics produces summary tables of
admissions by primary substance of abuse and demographic
characteristicssex, age group, race, and ethnicity.
Tables can be run for individual states and for all states
A useful feature of TEDS Quick Statistics is that it
provides access to as yet unpublished data for individual
states for the most recent calendar year. Because some
states report data to TEDS as late as the end of the
year (following the admission year), there is typically
a lag of 2 years before a complete year of data for all
states can be compiled for analysis and publication.
With TEDS Quick Statistics, however, preliminary data
are available for individual states that submit their
data early. Currently, 2003 data are available for many
states and 2004 data for a few states. Because data for
the total United States can only be assembled after all
states have reported to TEDS, these data are not yet
available for 2003 or 2004.
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N-SSATS is an annual survey of all known public and
private substance abuse treatment facilities in the United
States, the District of Columbia, and the five U.S. territories.
N-SSATS collects information on location, characteristics,
treatment services offered, and utilization of treatment
services. Like TEDS, data from the N-SSATS can be analyzed
at both the state and national level. Currently, N-SSATS
Quick Statistics includes data from the 2002 and 2003
Additional TEDS and N-SSATS data are available through
the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA)
in the form of additional online analyses and public
use files. SAMHDA information can be accessed at www.icpsr.umich.
To access the OAS short report on Quick Statistics,
visit SAMHSA's Web site at www.oas.samhsa.gov/2k5/Quick/
To Access TEDS and N-SSATS Quick Statistics
Step 1: Go to wwwdasis.samhsa.gov/webt/
newmapv1.htm and select the state/jurisdiction
of interest or select "United States."
Step 2: Select "National
Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS)
or Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS)."
Step 3: Select the year of data
that interests you from a drop-down menu. Each
year must be run separately.
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