Table 4.2
Discharges aged 12 and older from short-term residential treatment.
Characteristics at admission, by reason for discharge: TEDS 2008
Number 
[Based on linked admission and discharge data reported by the 42 States and jurisdictions that offered short-term residential 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 short-term residential
treatment discharges
187,401 102,884 33,476 31,520 10,300 9,221
Gender
Male 123,715  70,149  21,110  19,730   6,727   5,999
Female  63,668  32,730  12,365  11,780   3,572   3,221
No. of discharges 187,383 102,879  33,475  31,510  10,299   9,220
Age at admission
12 to 20 years  22,940  11,407   4,286   3,747   2,298   1,202
21 to 30 years  52,651  27,557   9,613   9,341   3,408   2,732
31 to 40 years  44,780  24,379   8,066   7,955   2,140   2,240
41 to 50 years  47,758  27,570   8,469   7,762   1,850   2,107
Over 50 years  19,272  11,971   3,042   2,715     604     940
No. of discharges 187,401 102,884  33,476  31,520  10,300   9,221
Race/ethnicity
White (non-Hispanic) 121,514  67,109  22,565  19,473   6,176   6,191
Black (non-Hispanic)  41,338  21,810   7,453   7,837   2,438   1,800
Hispanic origin  16,016   9,595   1,784   2,764   1,088     785
Other   7,969   4,131   1,561   1,348     570     359
No. of discharges 186,837 102,645  33,363  31,422  10,272   9,135
Primary substance
Alcohol  76,888  46,257  12,883  11,150   2,925   3,673
Opiates  32,745  16,690   5,639   6,685   2,351   1,380
Marijuana  24,840  12,453   4,964   3,994   2,096   1,333
Cocaine  33,764  17,791   6,311   6,161   1,941   1,560
Stimulants  13,224   6,420   2,786   2,398     694     926
Other/unknown   5,940   3,273     893   1,132     293     349
No. of discharges 187,401 102,884  33,476  31,520  10,300   9,221
Frequency of use
No use in the past month  25,317  13,761   5,859   2,914   1,520   1,263
Some use  63,610  35,498  12,195   9,750   3,499   2,668
Daily use  95,979  52,263  15,166  18,333   5,198   5,019
No. of discharges 184,906 101,522  33,220  30,997  10,217   8,950
No. of prior treatment episodes
None  67,969  38,247  11,311  10,909   3,280   4,222
1 or more 115,623  63,164  21,676  19,241   6,928   4,614
No. of discharges 183,592 101,411  32,987  30,150  10,208   8,836
Treatment referral source
Criminal justice/DUI  43,331  24,217   9,003   4,973   2,703   2,435
Individual  58,152  30,324  10,004  12,180   2,629   3,015
Health care/community  80,009  45,904  13,794  12,866   4,813   2,632
No. of discharges 181,492 100,445  32,801  30,019  10,145   8,082
Employment status1
Employed  29,525  19,139   4,331   3,701     841   1,513
Unemployed/Not in labor force 151,897  81,118  28,245  26,539   8,886   7,109
No. of discharges 181,422 100,257  32,576  30,240   9,727   8,622
Years of education1
Fewer than 12 years  53,368  26,825  10,126  10,417   3,285   2,715
12 years (or GED)  72,875  40,008  13,549  12,229   3,597   3,492
More than 12 years  48,224  30,264   7,312   6,539   2,052   2,057
No. of discharges 174,467  97,097  30,987  29,185   8,934   8,264
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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