Table 6.2a
Detoxification admissions by primary substance of abuse, according to age at admission: TEDS 2007
Column percent distribution and average age at admission
[Based on administrative data reported to TEDS by all reporting States and jurisdictions. See Table 4.2a.]
Age at admission All detox-
ification
admis-
sions
Primary substance at admission
Alcohol Opiates Cocaine Mari-
juana/
hashish
Stimulants Tran-
quil-
izers
Seda-
tives
Hallu-
cino-
gens
PCP Inhal-
ants
Other/
none
speci-
fied
Alcohol
only
With
secondary
drug
Heroin Other
opiates
Smoked
cocaine
Other
route
Metham-
phetamine/
amphet-
amine
Other
stimu-
lants
Total 398,231 130,780 78,852 93,641 27,279 29,867 7,504 10,187 11,566 164 3,921 845 104 171 118 3,232
Age at admission                
Under 15 years 0.1 * * * * * 0.1 1.4 * 1.8 0.2 0.2 - - 0.6 1.7 0.6
15 to 19 years 2.7 1.8 1.6 2.6 4.0 1.1 4.4 19.3 4.5 6.7 3.5 5.8 26.0 7.1 9.3 5.5
15 to 17 years 0.6 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.5 0.1 1.0 9.5 0.5 4.3 0.7 2.8 16.3 0.6 3.4 2.7
18 to 19 years 2.1 1.5 1.2 2.4 3.5 1.0 3.4 9.8 4.0 2.4 2.7 3.0 9.6 6.5 5.9 2.8
20 to 24 years 10.8 6.9 6.0 15.8 22.5 6.0 13.5 24.5 17.6 11.0 13.2 15.0 22.1 17.6 18.6 11.9
25 to 29 years 12.4 7.6 9.1 17.4 22.1 10.2 18.4 18.8 21.4 13.4 15.9 15.4 18.3 27.1 15.3 16.7
30 to 34 years 10.9 8.0 10.0 12.9 13.8 12.4 15.5 11.5 18.2 11.6 12.6 12.2 15.4 18.2 18.6 12.2
35 to 39 years 14.2 12.2 16.9 14.3 11.2 19.7 15.7 9.3 16.7 14.0 13.2 10.5 5.8 15.3 10.2 13.5
40 to 44 years 17.1 17.8 22.7 14.3 9.3 22.4 14.9 7.2 11.7 11.0 14.0 12.8 4.8 7.6 8.5 14.9
45 to 49 years 15.6 19.8 18.8 11.5 8.3 17.4 10.5 5.1 6.5 15.2 12.3 12.6 5.8 5.3 7.6 12.6
50 to 54 years 9.5 13.9 9.6 7.2 5.5 7.7 4.9 1.9 2.5 6.7 8.6 8.1 1.0 1.2 5.9 7.3
55 to 59 years 4.2 7.0 3.7 3.0 2.4 2.3 1.5 0.7 0.7 4.9 4.4 3.6 - - - - 4.2 3.3
60 to 64 years 1.6 3.1 1.1 0.8 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.2 0.1 1.2 1.6 2.6 1.0 - - - - 1.0
65 years and over 0.8 1.8 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1 * 2.4 0.7 1.2 - - - - - - 0.5
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
No. of admissions 397,992 130,733 78,820 93,604 27,263 29,848 7,500 10,181 11,558 164 3,920 844 104 170 118 3,165
Average age at admission 38 yrs 42 yrs 40 yrs 36 yrs 33 yrs 39 yrs 35 yrs 28 yrs 32 yrs 37 yrs 37 yrs 36 yrs 27 yrs 30 yrs 32 yrs 36 yrs
* Less than 0.05 percent.
- - Quantity is zero.
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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