Table 2.2
Discharges aged 12 and older from outpatient treatment.
Characteristics at admission, by reason for discharge: TEDS 2008
Number 
[Based on linked admission and discharge data reported by the 47 States and jurisdictions that offered outpatient substance abuse treatment and reported these data to TEDS.]
Characteristics at admission Reason for discharge (number)
Total Completed Transferred
to further
treatment
Dropped out Terminated
by facility
Other
All outpatient treatment discharges 688,703 290,522 79,676 205,345 46,687 66,473
Gender
Male 469,001 205,003  50,362 135,724  32,067  45,845
Female 219,551  85,472  29,300  69,560  14,609  20,610
No. of discharges 688,552 290,475  79,662 205,284  46,676  66,455
Age at admission
12 to 20 years 131,705  52,601  16,416  39,686   9,577  13,425
21 to 30 years 211,131  90,302  22,668  61,739  15,060  21,362
31 to 40 years 150,382  62,549  17,478  45,666  10,116  14,573
41 to 50 years 137,519  57,728  16,649  42,013   8,684  12,445
Over 50 years  57,966  27,342   6,465  16,241   3,250   4,668
No. of discharges 688,703 290,522  79,676 205,345  46,687  66,473
Race/ethnicity
White (non-Hispanic) 406,534 184,818  45,338 110,384  26,193  39,801
Black (non-Hispanic) 131,167  45,084  15,630  45,239  11,435  13,779
Hispanic origin  95,284  37,480  11,329  34,286   5,893   6,296
Other  42,960  17,683   5,375  14,080   2,403   3,419
No. of discharges 675,945 285,065  77,672 203,989  45,924  63,295
Primary substance
Alcohol 290,651 146,927  27,066  73,382  18,083  25,193
Opiates  56,306  15,032   8,685  21,047   4,798   6,744
Marijuana 172,539  66,882  19,910  54,210  13,872  17,665
Cocaine  76,443  24,610  10,501  26,871   6,195   8,266
Stimulants  69,644  28,162  11,181  23,407   2,540   4,354
Other/unknown  23,120   8,909   2,333   6,428   1,199   4,251
No. of discharges 688,703 290,522  79,676 205,345  46,687  66,473
Frequency of use
No use in the past month 297,349 142,270  31,361  79,384  18,382  25,952
Some use 266,138 109,129  31,830  83,207  18,676  23,296
Daily use 108,683  32,865  15,112  38,533   8,807  13,366
No. of discharges 672,170 284,264  78,303 201,124  45,865  62,614
No. of prior treatment episodes
None 328,727 152,208  35,893  90,982  21,080  28,564
1 or more 321,098 120,487  41,026 101,863  23,684  34,038
No. of discharges 649,825 272,695  76,919 192,845  44,764  62,602
Treatment referral source
Criminal justice/DUI 379,853 188,737  40,183  91,761  24,157  35,015
Individual 125,592  38,290  16,813  48,791   8,392  13,306
Health care/community 170,833  57,890  21,890  61,493  13,345  16,215
No. of discharges 676,278 284,917  78,886 202,045  45,894  64,536
Employment status1
Employed 257,455 135,438  22,042  63,494  16,225  20,256
Unemployed/Not in labor force 395,555 140,977  52,473 131,792  27,889  42,424
No. of discharges 653,010 276,415  74,515 195,286  44,114  62,680
Years of education1
Fewer than 12 years 195,063  72,586  23,447  63,885  15,295  19,850
12 years (or GED) 266,561 116,387  29,494  77,537  17,406  25,737
More than 12 years 145,130  69,633  15,171  39,281   8,695  12,350
No. of discharges 606,754 258,606  68,112 180,703  41,396  57,937
1 Includes only discharges aged 16 and above for employment status and aged 18 and older for years of education.
NOTE: The "Other" category includes clients who were discharged because they were incarcerated, died, moved, became ill, were hospitalized, or other reason somewhat out of client's control, or if the client status at discharge was not known.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). Data received through 5.06.10.

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