Table 3.7. Heroin admissions aged 12 and older with planned medication-assisted opioid therapy,1 by usual route of administration
and age group: 2001-2011
Percent distribution
[Based on administrative data reported to TEDS by all reporting States and jurisdictions.]
Usual route of administration
and age group
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Total heroin admissions 277,556 285,036 274,502 262,506 260,690 267,511 261,951 280,692 285,983 264,277 278,481
Total medication-assisted opioid therapy admissions 35.6 35.2 32.4 31.1 30.2 30.2 29.5 29.3 28.8 28.1 27.4
Usual route of administration (Percentage in each group with planned medication-assisted opioid therapy)
Injection 40.8 39.0 35.3 33.3 30.9 29.7 28.9 28.4 27.6 27.2 26.3
Inhalation 31.0 32.2 30.4 28.3 28.3 31.1 29.9 30.9 31.6 30.7 30.3
Smoking 39.2 39.2 37.3 38.1 35.8 33.3 34.8 31.8 31.8 28.6 28.2
Other 21.4 23.5 23.0 32.0 26.8 26.2 24.0 23.0 21.3 22.9 22.3
No. of admissions 257,764 265,007 252,774 239,054 252,984 259,401 255,170 273,906 279,695 258,917 273,397
Age group (Percentage in each group with planned medication-assisted opioid therapy)
12 to 19 years 15.5 15.1 13.8 12.1 11.1 11.4 13.3 12.4 13.9 13.4 14.3
20 to 34 years 28.7 28.1 26.0 24.8 23.6 22.9 22.8 22.4 22.7 22.5 22.1
35 to 44 years 38.0 37.2 33.8 32.2 31.4 31.2 30.5 30.9 31.2 30.5 29.7
45 years and older 48.4 47.7 44.1 43.2 42.2 43.5 41.2 41.8 41.0 40.4 39.1
No. of admissions 275,864 283,606 270,731 257,102 254,922 261,029 256,396 275,334 280,482 259,705 274,285
1 Therapy with methadone or buprenorphine is part of the client's treatment plan.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). Data received through 10.15.12.

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