Table 7.3
Discharges aged 12 and older from detoxification.
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 45 States and jurisdictions that offered substance abuse detoxification and reported these data to TEDS.]
Characteristics at admission No. of
detoxifica-
tion
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
328,444      77.0       4
Gender        
Male 241,707  73.5  74.0  76.8       4
Female  86,713  26.5  26.0  77.3       5
Total 328,420 100.0 100.0  77.0       4
Age at admission        
12 to 20 years  12,963   3.9   4.3  75.1       5
21 to 30 years  74,003  21.2  26.8  72.6       5
31 to 40 years  81,527  24.3  26.6  75.3       4
41 to 50 years 109,242  34.2  30.1  79.2       4
Over 50 years  50,709  16.4  12.2  81.8       4
Total 328,444 100.0 100.0  77.0       4
Race/ethnicity        
White (non-Hispanic) 190,420  57.5  61.1  76.0       4
Black (non-Hispanic)  73,368  22.9  21.2  78.4       5
Hispanic origin  46,103  14.3  13.5  78.1       4
Other  16,402   5.3   4.2  80.6       3
Total 326,293 100.0 100.0  77.0       4
Primary substance        
Alcohol 174,479  55.3  45.9  80.1       4
Opiates 101,644  29.2  36.8  72.6       5
Marijuana   6,520   1.9   2.2  74.5       6
Cocaine  27,953   8.3   9.2  75.2       5
Stimulants  10,466   3.2   3.1  77.9       5
Other/unknown   7,382   2.1   2.8  70.9       6
Total 328,444 100.0 100.0  77.0       4
Frequency of use        
No use in the past month   6,867   2.2   2.0  78.3       5
Some use  64,616  21.5  14.6  83.1       3
Daily use 253,094  76.4  83.4  75.4       5
Total 324,577 100.0 100.0  77.0       4
No. of prior treatment episodes        
None  84,416  36.5  39.8  75.3       4
1 or more 141,974  63.5  60.2  77.8       4
Total 226,390 100.0 100.0  76.9       4
Treatment referral source        
Criminal justice/DUI  29,742   9.2   9.3  76.6       4
Individual 207,254  62.0  70.9  74.5       5
Health care/community  86,694  28.9  19.8  82.9       4
Total 323,690 100.0 100.0  76.9       4
Employment status1        
Employed  47,719  15.8  13.8  79.3       4
Unemployed/Not in labor force 263,357  84.2  86.2  76.7       5
Total 311,076 100.0 100.0  77.1       4
Years of education1        
Fewer than 12 years  94,340  29.8  31.9  75.7       5
12 years (or GED) 142,775  45.6  46.8  76.5       4
More than 12 years  74,154  24.6  21.4  79.3       4
Total 311,269 100.0 100.0  76.9       4
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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