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Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS): 2000-2010 National Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment Services

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Bea Blacklow; Doren Walker; Sarbajit Sinha; Leigh Henderson
Date Published
June 2012
132 pages
This report presents national-level data from the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) for admissions in 2010 and trend data for 2000 to 2010.
The report provides information on the demographic and substance abuse characteristics of admissions to treatment aged 12 and older for abuse of alcohol and/or drugs in facilities that report to individual State administrative data systems. Chapter 1 examines trends in the annual numbers and rates of admissions aged 12 and older in 2010. Chapter 2 highlights important findings in the 2010 TEDS data. The tables include items in the TEDS Minimum and Supplemental Data Sets for 2010; data are tabulated as percentage distributions of treatment admissions according to primary substance of abuse. Chapter 3 highlights topics that are of current or special interest, such as adolescent substance abuse, heroin admissions and medication-assisted opioid therapy; polydrug abuse; racial/ethnic subgroups; and adolescent admissions to substance abuse treatment. TEDS data indicate that admissions to substance abuse treatment aged 12 to 17 increased by 15 percent between 2000 and 2002, but declined by 16 percent between 2002 and 2010. In 2010, 87 percent of adolescent treatment admissions involved marijuana as a primary or secondary substance, and 41 percent of these marijuana-involved admissions were referred to treatment through the criminal justice system. Chapter 4 provides TEDS records and the type of service to which clients are admitted for treatment. The major categories are broadly defined as ambulatory, rehabilitation/residential, and detoxification. The complete list of types of services detailed in this report include: ambulatory, detoxification, rehabilitation, residential, and medication-assisted opioid therapy. Tables, figures, and appendixes