Performance Improvement 2005. Treatment Episode Data Set (teds) 1992-2001: National Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment Services


This report provides the results of, and trend data from, the “Treatment Episode Data Set” (TEDS) for 1992-2001. TEDS consists of: the Admissions Data System and the Discharge Data System, the latter is relatively new. TEDS does not include all admissions to substance abuse treatment, but does include facilities certified by the State substance abuse agency to provide treatment. The data revealed that five substances accounted for 96 percent of all TEDS admissions in 2001: (1) alcohol, 44 percent; (2) opiates, 18 percent; (3) marijuana/hashish, 15 percent; (4) cocaine, 13 percent; and (5) stimulants, 6 percent. Use of more than one drug--or “polydrug abuse”--was reported by 54 percent of all admissions. Adolescent admissions for substance abuse increased from 1992 to 2001, due to an increase in marijuana-related admissions and referrals to treatment through the criminal justice system. Forty-five percent of alcohol admissions also had secondary drug abuse. The report details the rates of admission for heroin, cocaine/crack, and the other substances previously listed. Discharges for Year 2001 were 39 percent of those who completed treatment and 11 percent transferred to another program. Discharges also reflected variations in completion rates for different services for different primary substances. The report details the rates of detoxification for admissions, gender, method of referral, and the extent of drug abuse.

PIC ID: 8059; Agency Sponsor: SAMHSA, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; Federal Contact: Trunzo, Deborah, 240-276-1267; Performer: Synectics for Management Decisions, Inc.,

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