Table 7.2
Discharges aged 12 and older from detoxification.
Characteristics at admission, by reason for discharge: TEDS 2008
Number 
[Based on linked admission and discharge data reported by the 45 States and jurisdictions that offered substance abuse detoxification 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 detoxification discharges 328,444 211,942 40,846 56,172  8,227 11,257
Gender
Male 241,707 158,410  27,302  42,000   6,189   7,806
Female  86,713  53,517  13,543  14,166   2,038   3,449
No. of discharges 328,420 211,927  40,845  56,166   8,227  11,255
Age at admission
12 to 20 years  12,963   7,779   1,959   2,328     372     525
21 to 30 years  74,003  42,977  10,718  15,124   2,266   2,918
31 to 40 years  81,527  51,135  10,273  15,132   2,136   2,851
41 to 50 years 109,242  73,994  12,490  16,954   2,430   3,374
Over 50 years  50,709  36,057   5,406   6,634   1,023   1,589
No. of discharges 328,444 211,942  40,846  56,172   8,227  11,257
Race/ethnicity
White (non-Hispanic) 190,420 118,968  25,676  34,009   3,670   8,097
Black (non-Hispanic)  73,368  47,932   9,569  11,996   2,088   1,783
Hispanic origin  46,103  32,465   3,529   7,205   1,978     926
Other  16,402  11,732   1,494   2,376     458     342
No. of discharges 326,293 211,097  40,268  55,586   8,194  11,148
Primary substance
Alcohol 174,479 120,897  18,831  25,121   3,522   6,108
Opiates 101,644  60,171  13,638  21,741   3,459   2,635
Marijuana   6,520   3,504   1,355   1,073     177     411
Cocaine  27,953  16,421   4,588   4,991     782   1,171
Stimulants  10,466   6,575   1,575   1,668     128     520
Other/unknown   7,382   4,374     859   1,578     159     412
No. of discharges 328,444 211,942  40,846  56,172   8,227  11,257
Frequency of use
No use in the past month   6,867   3,899   1,479     826     140     523
Some use  64,616  46,133   7,567   7,718   1,065   2,133
Daily use 253,094 159,106  31,635  47,007   6,975   8,371
No. of discharges 324,577 209,138  40,681  55,551   8,180  11,027
No. of prior treatment episodes
None  84,416  49,330  14,272  15,462   1,424   3,928
1 or more 141,974  89,498  21,018  24,254   2,351   4,853
No. of discharges 226,390 138,828  35,290  39,716   3,775   8,781
Treatment referral source
Criminal justice/DUI  29,742  18,496   4,291   4,054     657   2,244
Individual 207,254 131,441  22,873  41,177   5,059   6,704
Health care/community  86,694  58,829  13,055  10,285   2,419   2,106
No. of discharges 323,690 208,766  40,219  55,516   8,135  11,054
Employment status1
Employed  47,719  31,963   5,891   7,351     766   1,748
Unemployed/Not in labor force 263,357 170,101  31,831  45,388   7,212   8,825
No. of discharges 311,076 202,064  37,722  52,739   7,978  10,573
Years of education1
Fewer than 12 years  94,340  60,246  11,198  16,856   3,153   2,887
12 years (or GED) 142,775  91,853  17,309  24,959   3,359   5,295
More than 12 years  74,154  49,586   9,226  11,374   1,456   2,512
No. of discharges 311,269 201,685  37,733  53,189   7,968  10,694
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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