Table 5.3
Discharges aged 12 and older from long-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 46 States and jurisdictions that offered intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment and reported these data to TEDS.]
Characteristics at admission No. of
long-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
138,068      61.6      90
Gender        
Male  89,433  63.9  66.2  60.7      70
Female  48,605  36.1  33.8  63.1      90
Total 138,038 100.0 100.0  61.6      90
Age at admission        
12 to 20 years  18,223  12.6  14.2  58.8      85
21 to 30 years  39,968  27.9  30.7  59.3      90
31 to 40 years  34,304  24.7  25.1  61.2      90
41 to 50 years  33,979  25.3  23.5  63.3      90
Over 50 years  11,594   9.5   6.6  69.9      85
Total 138,068 100.0 100.0  61.6      90
Race/ethnicity        
White (non-Hispanic)  73,638  55.8  50.7  63.8      88
Black (non-Hispanic)  31,901  21.2  26.7  56.0     102
Hispanic origin  20,158  14.3  15.5  59.5      90
Other  11,088   8.7   7.1  66.1      83
Total 136,785 100.0 100.0  61.6      90
Primary substance        
Alcohol  41,622  32.0  27.2  65.3      79
Opiates  23,577  15.1  20.3  54.4      96
Marijuana  19,217  12.9  15.5  57.2      90
Cocaine  28,148  19.3  22.1  58.2      90
Stimulants  22,328  18.6  12.3  70.8      90
Other/unknown   3,176   2.1   2.6  56.0      87
Total 138,068 100.0 100.0  61.6      90
Frequency of use        
No use in the past month  49,344  38.4  32.2  65.8      91
Some use  44,226  33.2  30.9  63.4      81
Daily use  43,302  28.4  36.9  55.4      89
Total 136,872 100.0 100.0  61.7      90
No. of prior treatment episodes        
None  42,917  34.1  29.1  65.0      89
1 or more  90,511  65.9  70.9  59.7      90
Total 133,428 100.0 100.0  61.4      90
Treatment referral source        
Criminal justice/DUI  51,994  40.6  35.1  65.3      91
Individual  33,954  24.6  26.1  60.4      62
Health care/community  49,021  34.8  38.7  59.4      89
Total 134,969 100.0 100.0  61.9      90
Employment status1        
Employed  11,110   9.7   6.1  71.6      58
Unemployed/Not in labor force 122,264  90.3  93.9  60.6      90
Total 133,374 100.0 100.0  61.5      90
Years of education1        
Fewer than 12 years  44,635  33.2  38.2  58.2      90
12 years (or GED)  53,596  42.7  41.4  62.2      90
More than 12 years  28,804  24.1  20.3  65.5      83
Total 127,035 100.0 100.0  61.6      90
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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