Table 5.7a
Heroin admissions by selected usual route of administration, according to age group and characteristics of first treatment episode: TEDS 1997-2007
Number
[Based on administrative data reported to TEDS by all reporting States and jurisdictions. See Table 4.2a.]
Usual route of administration,
age group, and
characteristics of first
treatment episode1
1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Total heroin admissions 235,143 247,069 257,508 270,375 277,653 286,157 273,996 261,610 259,462 264,599 246,871
Injection
Age group 146,558 148,992 156,380 158,045 158,120 163,415 154,326 150,928 161,610 165,345 157,031
Under 20 years 3,576 4,636 4,681 4,816 4,703 4,760 4,533 4,687 5,234 4,920 4,493
20 to 29 years 29,256 32,255 35,806 37,959 41,998 45,638 45,517 48,027 53,716 57,610 57,095
30 to 39 years 54,515 51,676 51,816 50,213 48,580 47,628 43,311 40,588 43,082 42,994 39,976
40 years and over 59,211 60,425 64,077 65,057 62,839 65,389 60,965 57,626 59,578 59,821 55,467
First treatment episode (%) 18.3 18.7 19.5 19.9 19.4 20.4 19.9 19.4 23.3 23.7 21.3
Avg. years of use for clients in 1st treatment episode 14 yrs 14 yrs 14 yrs 13 yrs 13 yrs 12 yrs 13 yrs 13 yrs 13 yrs 14 yrs 13 yrs
Inhalation                      
Age group 63,910 69,324 71,091 80,637 87,060 88,262 87,203 80,032 85,117 87,263 78,518
Under 20 years 2,359 2,581 2,523 2,289 2,194 2,149 2,059 1,769 1,994 1,849 1,544
20 to 29 years 18,233 18,442 17,661 18,174 18,357 17,589 16,141 15,138 16,345 15,938 14,040
30 to 39 years 27,292 28,949 30,088 34,185 36,398 35,241 33,004 28,208 27,847 25,783 21,650
40 years and over 16,026 19,352 20,819 25,989 30,111 33,283 35,999 34,917 38,931 43,693 41,284
First treatment episode (%) 27.8 25.7 24.4 25.8 26.0 25.7 25.0 25.4 28.8 28.7 24.1
Avg. years of use for clients in 1st treatment episode 9 yrs 10 yrs 10 yrs 11 yrs 12 yrs 12 yrs 13 yrs 13 yrs 13 yrs 14 yrs 15 yrs
Smoking
Age group 5,963 6,129 7,077 7,180 6,592 6,516 6,355 5,685 5,624 5,576 5,713
Under 20 years 366 412 543 494 371 331 338 308 352 396 434
20 to 29 years 1,852 2,007 2,466 2,314 2,031 2,078 1,994 1,781 1,956 2,232 2,473
30 to 39 years 2,205 2,142 2,297 2,358 2,053 2,056 1,908 1,683 1,450 1,244 1,268
40 years and over 1,540 1,568 1,771 2,014 2,137 2,051 2,115 1,913 1,866 1,704 1,538
First treatment episode (%) 29.5 28.5 29.1 29.9 31.6 32.8 31.9 31.4 37.5 39.1 41.1
Avg. years of use for clients in 1st treatment episode 8 yrs 8 yrs 8 yrs 11 yrs 11 yrs 11 yrs 12 yrs 11 yrs 11 yrs 9 yrs 9 yrs
1 Usual route of administration and/or age group were not reported for all admissions.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). Data received through 10.6.08.

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