Table 2.3
Discharges aged 12 and older from outpatient treatment.
Characteristics at admission, by treatment completion/transfer: TEDS 2008
Number, percent distribution, treatment completion/transfer rate, and median length of stay (LOS)
[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 No. of
outpatient
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
688,703      53.8 124
Gender        
Male 469,001  69.0  67.1  54.4 122
Female 219,551  31.0  32.9  52.3 128
Total 688,552 100.0 100.0  53.8 124
Age at admission        
12 to 20 years 131,705  18.6  19.7  52.4 111
21 to 30 years 211,131  30.5  30.8  53.5 126
31 to 40 years 150,382  21.6  22.1  53.2 129
41 to 50 years 137,519  20.1  19.8  54.1 131
Over 50 years  57,966   9.1   7.6  58.3 127
Total 688,703 100.0 100.0  53.8 124
Race/ethnicity        
White (non-Hispanic) 406,534  63.4  56.3  56.6 120
Black (non-Hispanic) 131,167  16.7  22.5  46.3 122
Hispanic origin  95,284  13.5  14.8  51.2 151
Other  42,960   6.4   6.4  53.7 134
Total 675,945 100.0 100.0  53.7 125
Primary substance        
Alcohol 290,651  47.0  36.6  59.9 120
Opiates  56,306   6.4  10.2  42.1 130
Marijuana 172,539  23.4  26.9  50.3 119
Cocaine  76,443   9.5  13.0  45.9 135
Stimulants  69,644  10.6   9.5  56.5 168
Other/unknown  23,120   3.0   3.7  48.6 105
Total 688,703 100.0 100.0  53.8 125
Frequency of use        
No use in the past month 297,349  47.9  40.0  58.4 126
Some use 266,138  38.9  40.4  53.0 123
Daily use 108,683  13.2  19.6  44.1 128
Total 672,170 100.0 100.0  53.9 125
No. of prior treatment episodes        
None 328,727  53.8  46.8  57.2 117
1 or more 321,098  46.2  53.2  50.3 132
Total 649,825 100.0 100.0  53.8 122
Treatment referral source        
Criminal justice/DUI 379,853  62.9  48.3  60.3 128
Individual 125,592  15.1  22.6  43.9 115
Health care/community 170,833  21.9  29.1  46.7 121
Total 676,278 100.0 100.0  53.8 126
Employment status1        
Employed 257,455  44.9  33.1  61.2 125
Unemployed/Not in labor force 395,555  55.1  66.9  48.9 126
Total 653,010 100.0 100.0  53.7 126
Years of education1        
Fewer than 12 years 195,063  29.4  35.4  49.2 132
12 years (or GED) 266,561  44.7  43.1  54.7 127
More than 12 years 145,130  26.0  21.5  58.4 120
Total 606,754 100.0 100.0  53.8 127
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 5.06.10.

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