- Type of treatment service
- Reason for discharge
- Treatment completion
- Length of stay in treatment
This information can provide valuable insight to those in the substance abuse treatment community, helping them better gauge the strengths of certain treatment approaches as well as identify opportunities for potential improvement. The report, Treatment Episode Data Set 2008: Discharges from Substance Abuse Treatment Services, was developed as part of SAMHSA’s strategic initiative on data, quality and outcomes. Copies of the report can be downloaded at http://wwwdasis.samhsa.gov/teds08/teds2k8dindex.htm or in PDF at: http://wwwdasis.samhsa.gov/teds08/teds2k8dweb.pdf.
SAMHSA is a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.