Table 5.2
Discharges aged 12 and older from long-term residential treatment.
Characteristics at admission, by reason for discharge: TEDS 2008
Number 
[Based on linked admission and discharge data reported by the 46 States and jurisdictions that offered long-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 long-term residential
treatment discharges
138,068 63,066 21,927 35,093 11,116   6,866
Gender
Male  89,433  41,591  12,710  22,590   7,883   4,659
Female  48,605  21,459   9,213  12,495   3,232   2,206
No. of discharges 138,038  63,050  21,923  35,085  11,115   6,865
Age at admission
12 to 20 years  18,223   8,061   2,649   4,375   2,095   1,043
21 to 30 years  39,968  16,964   6,725  10,635   3,597   2,047
31 to 40 years  34,304  15,501   5,497   9,101   2,484   1,721
41 to 50 years  33,979  16,330   5,165   8,570   2,307   1,607
Over 50 years  11,594   6,210   1,891   2,412     633     448
No. of discharges 138,068  63,066  21,927  35,093  11,116   6,866
Race/ethnicity
White (non-Hispanic)  73,638  35,475  11,513  16,503   6,278   3,869
Black (non-Hispanic)  31,901  13,110   4,769   9,526   2,735   1,761
Hispanic origin  20,158   9,050   2,953   6,262   1,247     646
Other  11,088   5,114   2,215   2,531     785     443
No. of discharges 136,785  62,749  21,450  34,822  11,045   6,719
Primary substance
Alcohol  41,622  20,683   6,508   9,114   3,263   2,054
Opiates  23,577   9,368   3,447   6,997   2,430   1,335
Marijuana  19,217   8,414   2,586   4,844   2,212   1,161
Cocaine  28,148  11,834   4,559   8,145   2,114   1,496
Stimulants  22,328  11,390   4,426   5,134     837     541
Other/unknown   3,176   1,377     401     859     260     279
No. of discharges 138,068  63,066  21,927  35,093  11,116   6,866
Frequency of use
No use in the past month  49,344  24,386   8,072  10,102   4,533   2,251
Some use  44,226  20,441   7,610  12,076   2,485   1,614
Daily use  43,302  17,790   6,178  12,562   3,997   2,775
No. of discharges 136,872  62,617  21,860  34,740  11,015   6,640
No. of prior treatment episodes
None  42,917  20,449   7,465  10,146   2,557   2,300
1 or more  90,511  40,009  14,004  24,029   8,097   4,372
No. of discharges 133,428  60,458  21,469  34,175  10,654   6,672
Treatment referral source
Criminal justice/DUI  51,994  25,279   8,657  11,652   4,030   2,376
Individual  33,954  15,070   5,451  10,095   1,933   1,405
Health care/community  49,021  21,484   7,635  12,744   4,929   2,229
No. of discharges 134,969  61,833  21,743  34,491  10,892   6,010
Employment status1
Employed  11,110   6,143   1,817   2,055     681     414
Unemployed/Not in labor force 122,264  54,538  19,581  32,024   9,898   6,223
No. of discharges 133,374  60,681  21,398  34,079  10,579   6,637
Years of education1
Fewer than 12 years  44,635  18,476   7,487  12,918   3,620   2,134
12 years (or GED)  53,596  24,672   8,690  13,334   4,154   2,746
More than 12 years  28,804  14,561   4,307   6,523   2,092   1,321
No. of discharges 127,035  57,709  20,484  32,775   9,866   6,201
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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