When undergoing substance abuse treatment, individual people can be admitted and discharged from treatment multiple times. TEDS comprises demographic and drug history information about these individuals. TEDS-A records the admissions, and TEDS-D records the discharges. The two data sets are separate but linkable. TEDS-A data collection began in 1992, and TEDS-D began in 2000. These data sets include:
- Data for individuals who are 12 years old or older
- Records for an admission or discharge, not individual people
- Demographic information, such as age, sex, race/ethnicity, and employment status
- Substance abuse characteristics, such as substances used, age at first use, route of use, frequency of use, and number of previous admissions
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