Table 4.3
Discharges aged 12 and older from short-term residential 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 42 States and jurisdictions that offered short-term residential substance abuse treatment and reported these data to TEDS.]
Characteristics at admission No. of
short-term
residential
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
187,401      72.8      27
Gender        
Male 123,715  66.9  63.6  73.8      27
Female  63,668  33.1  36.4  70.8      27
Total 187,383 100.0 100.0  72.8      27
Age at admission        
12 to 20 years  22,940  11.5  14.2  68.4      29
21 to 30 years  52,651  27.3  30.3  70.6      27
31 to 40 years  44,780  23.8  24.2  72.5      27
41 to 50 years  47,758  26.4  23.0  75.5      27
Over 50 years  19,272  11.0   8.3  77.9      27
Total 187,401 100.0 100.0  72.8      27
Race/ethnicity        
White (non-Hispanic) 121,514  65.9  62.6  73.8      27
Black (non-Hispanic)  41,338  21.5  23.8  70.8      27
Hispanic origin  16,016   8.4   9.1  71.0      28
Other   7,969   4.2   4.5  71.4      28
Total 186,837 100.0 100.0  72.8      27
Primary substance        
Alcohol  76,888  43.4  34.8  76.9      27
Opiates  32,745  16.4  20.4  68.2      27
Marijuana  24,840  12.8  14.5  70.1      28
Cocaine  33,764  17.7  18.9  71.4      27
Stimulants  13,224   6.8   7.9  69.6      29
Other/unknown   5,940   3.1   3.5  70.1      28
Total 187,401 100.0 100.0  72.8      27
Frequency of use        
No use in the past month  25,317  14.6  11.4  77.5      28
Some use  63,610  35.4  31.7  75.0      27
Daily use  95,979  50.0  56.9  70.3      27
Total 184,906 100.0 100.0  72.9      27
No. of prior treatment episodes        
None  67,969  36.9  37.4  72.9      28
1 or more 115,623  63.1  62.6  73.4      27
Total 183,592 100.0 100.0  73.2      27
Treatment referral source        
Criminal justice/DUI  43,331  24.9  21.0  76.7      29
Individual  58,152  30.3  36.9  69.3      27
Health care/community  80,009  44.8  42.1  74.6      27
Total 181,492 100.0 100.0  73.4      27
Employment status1        
Employed  29,525  17.7  12.5  79.5      26
Unemployed/Not in labor force 151,897  82.3  87.5  72.0      27
Total 181,422 100.0 100.0  73.2      27
Years of education1        
Fewer than 12 years  53,368  28.8  35.4  69.2      27
12 years (or GED)  72,875  41.8  41.6  73.5      27
More than 12 years  48,224  29.3  23.0  77.9      27
Total 174,467 100.0 100.0  73.4      27
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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