Table 5.3
Discharges aged 12 and older from long-term residential treatment.
Characteristics at admission, by treatment completion/transfer: 2009
Number, percent distribution, treatment completion/transfer rate, and median length of stay (LOS)
[Based on linked admission and discharge data reported by the 44 States and jurisdictions that offered long-term residential substance abuse treatment and reported these data to TEDS.]
Characteristics at admission No. of
long-term
residential
treatment
discharges
Completed treatment
or transferred to
further treatment
(percent distribution)
Did not complete
treatment or transfer
to further treatment
(percent distribution)
Rate of treatment
completion or
transfer to further
treatment
Median LOS
(days) among
treatment
completers
  135,390      61.8      90
Gender
Male  87,595  63.9  66.0  61.1      90
Female  47,774  36.1  34.0  63.2      89
Total  135,369 100.0 100.0  61.8      90
Age at admission
12 to 20 years  18,580  13.2  14.6  59.3      82
21 to 30 years  40,931  28.8  32.6  58.9      90
31 to 40 years  31,872  23.7  23.2  62.3      90
41 to 50 years  31,931  24.4  22.2  64.0      90
Over 50 years  12,076   9.9   7.3  68.7      89
Total  135,390 100.0 100.0  61.8      90
Race/ethnicity
White (non-Hispanic)  72,978  56.7  51.4  64.1      88
Black (non-Hispanic)  30,134  20.6  25.7  56.5     107
Hispanic origin  19,851  14.3  15.8  59.5      90
Other  10,575   8.4   7.1  65.6      76
Total  133,538 100.0 100.0  61.8      90
Primary substance
Alcohol  41,992  32.8  28.1  65.5      81
Opiates  26,604  17.2  23.6  54.2     104
Marijuana/hashish  19,902  13.9  16.0  58.4      90
Cocaine  22,960  15.9  18.6  58.1      92
Stimulants  20,716  17.9  11.1  72.3      90
Other/unknown   3,216   2.2   2.6  57.9      77
Total  135,390 100.0 100.0  61.8      90
Frequency of use
No use in the past month  48,231  37.7  32.7  65.2      94
Some use  42,373  32.7  29.5  64.3      79
Daily use  44,027  29.6  37.8  56.0      89
Total  134,631 100.0 100.0  61.9      90
No. of prior treatment episodes
None  40,277  32.6  27.4  65.7      89
1 or more  91,370  67.4  72.6  60.0      90
Total  131,647 100.0 100.0  61.8      90
Treatment referral source
Criminal justice/DUI  50,725  41.1  33.0  66.9      92
Self or individual  34,420  25.0  27.1  60.0      64
Health care/community  48,292  33.9  39.9  58.0      90
Total  133,437 100.0 100.0  61.9      90
Employment status1
Employed   9,303   8.3   5.1  72.4      60
Unemployed/Not in labor force 121,539  91.7  94.9  60.9      90
Total  130,842 100.0 100.0  61.7      90
Years of education1
Fewer than 12 years  43,373  33.1  37.7  58.6      90
12 years (or GED)  52,961  43.1  41.8  62.4      90
More than 12 years  28,042  23.8  20.5  65.2      87
Total  124,376 100.0 100.0  61.7      90
1 Includes only discharges aged 16 and above for employment status and aged 18 and older for years of education.
NOTE: In LOS calculations, missing values of the associated variables were excluded.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). Data received through 10.10.11.

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