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Treatment Episode Data Set - Discharges (TEDS-D) Series RSS

Investigator(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ)

The Treatment Episode Data Set -- Discharges (TEDS-D) is a national census data system of annual discharges from substance abuse treatment facilities. State laws require certain substance abuse treatment programs to report all of their admissions and discharges to the State. In all States, treatment programs receiving any public funds are required to provide the data on both publicly and privately funded clients. In some States, programs that do not receive public funds are required to provide data as well. TEDS collects this data from the States on all admissions and discharges aged 12 or older.

TEDS-D is one component of the Behavioral Health Services Information System (BHSIS), maintained by the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). TEDS-D records represent discharges rather than individuals, as a person may be admitted to and discharged from treatment more than once. Information on treatment discharges is routinely collected by State administrative systems and then submitted to SAMHSA in a standard format.

A sister data system, called the Treatment Episode Data Set -- Admissions (TEDS-A), collects data on admissions to substance abuse treatment facilities. The first year of TEDS-A data is 1992, while the first year of TEDS-D is 2006.

TEDS includes data from facilities that are licensed or certified by the state substance abuse agencies to provide substance abuse treatment, or that are administratively tracked for other reasons, and that are required by the states to provide TEDS client-level data. Within each state, treatment providers that receive any state agency funding, including the federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant monies, are expected to provide TEDS data for all clients discharged from treatment, regardless of the source of funding for individual clients. While compromising a significant proportion of all discharges from substance abuse treatment, TEDS does not include all such discharges. The scope of discharges included in TEDS is affected by differences in state reporting practices, availability of public funds, and public funding constraints.

TEDS variables that are required to be reported are called the "Minimum Data Set (MDS)", while those that are optional are called the "Supplemental Data Set (SuDS)". Additional variables, such as calculated age and census region, are added to the data. TEDS provides information on service setting, number of prior treatments, primary source of referral, employment status, whether methadone was prescribed in treatment, presence of psychiatric problems, living arrangements, health insurance, substance(s) abused, route of administration, age at first use, pregnancy and veteran status, and demographic variables. Variables unique to TEDS-D, and not part of TEDS-A, include the length of stay in treatment and reason for discharge.

In addition to providing the data in various data formats, the SAMHSA data website also features publications about TEDS.

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2014
Brooks Holliday, S.,  Yasuhara, K. Criminal justice-referred substance abuse treatment: Factors associated with treatment outcomes. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference, Philadelphia, PA. .
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2014
Longinaker, Nyaradzo,  Terplan, Mishka . Effect of criminal justice mandate on drug treatment completion in women. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse.
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2014
Saloner, Brendan,  Carson, Nicholas,  Cook, Benjamin Le . Explaining racial/ethnic differences in adolescent substance abuse treatment completion in the United States: A decomposition analysis. Journal of Adolescent Health.
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2014
Yasuhara, K.,  Brooks Holliday, S. Individuals with co-occurring substance abuse and psychiatric disorders within the criminal justice system. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference, Philadelphia, PA. .
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2013
Arndt, S.,  Acion, L.,  White, K. How the states stack up: Disparities in substance abuse outpatient treatment completion rates for minorities. Drug and Alcohol Dependence.
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2013
Bui, Juliet . Examining federal data sets to understand Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander behavioral health. 141st Annual American Public Health Meeting. Boston, MA.
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2013
Iglesia, Christina . Juvenile Drug Court Effectiveness in the Treatment of Prescription Drug Abuse. Dissertation, Alliant International University.
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2013
Saloner, Brendan,  Le Cook, Benjamin . Blacks and Hispanics are less likely than Whites to complete addiction treatment, largely due to socioeconomic factors. Health Affairs. 32, (1), 135-145.
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration . Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS): 2010. Discharges from Substance Abuse Treatment Services. BHSIS Series S-67. (SMA) 14-4817, Rockville, MD: United States Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
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2013
Thach, Samedi,  Thomas, Robynn . Law Enforcement Officer's Readiness to Work with People Who Are Mentally Impaired. Thesis, California State University, Sacramento.
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