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of the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS)
data collection on admissions to substance abuse treatment was first mandated
in 1972 under the Drug Abuse Office and Treatment Act, P.L. 92-255. This
act initiated Federal funding for drug treatment and rehabilitation, and
required reporting on clients entering drug (but not alcohol) abuse treatment.
The Client-Oriented Data Acquisition Process (CODAP) was developed to
collect admission and discharge data directly from federally funded drug
treatment programs. (Programs for treatment of alcohol abuse were not
included.) Reporting was mandatory for all such programs, and data were
collected using a standard form. CODAP included all clients in federally
funded programs regardless of individual funding source. Reports were
issued from 1973-1981 based on data from 1,800-2,000 programs, including
some 200,000 annual admissions.
In 1981, collection of national-level data on admissions
to substance abuse treatment was discontinued because of the introduction
of the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Services (ADMS) Block Grant.
The Block Grant transferred Federal funding from individual programs to
the States for distribution, and included no data reporting requirement.
Participation in CODAP became voluntary; although several States submitted
data through 1984, the data were in no way nationally representative.
In 1988, the Comprehensive Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health
Amendments (P.L. 100-690) established a revised Substance Abuse Prevention
and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant and mandated Federal data collection on
clients receiving treatment for either alcohol or drug abuse. The Treatment
Episode Data Set (TEDS) data collection effort represents the Federal response
to this mandate. TEDS began in 1989 with the issue of three-year development
grants to States.