Table 8.2
Discharges aged 12 and older from outpatient medication-assisted opioid therapy.
Characteristics at admission, by reason for discharge: TEDS 2008
Number 
[Based on linked admission and discharge data reported by the 38 States and jurisdictions that offered outpatient medication-assisted opioid therapyand 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 outpatient medication-assisted opioid therapy discharges  62,328   9,043  11,365  25,115   7,626   9,179
Gender
Male  38,475   5,358   6,435  15,971   4,840   5,871
Female  23,839   3,680   4,927   9,140   2,784   3,308
No. of discharges  62,314   9,038  11,362  25,111   7,624   9,179
Age at admission
12 to 20 years   2,110     462     288     843     293     224
21 to 30 years  16,985   2,899   3,030   6,398   2,221   2,437
31 to 40 years  15,764   2,216   2,831   6,291   2,059   2,367
41 to 50 years  17,372   2,238   3,138   7,199   2,145   2,652
Over 50 years  10,097   1,228   2,078   4,384     908   1,499
No. of discharges  62,328   9,043  11,365  25,115   7,626   9,179
Race/ethnicity
White (non-Hispanic)  34,377   5,938   6,086  13,239   4,365   4,749
Black (non-Hispanic)  12,318   1,297   2,838   4,691   1,541   1,951
Hispanic origin  12,667   1,465   1,956   5,781   1,426   2,039
Other   2,617     297     444   1,323     242     311
No. of discharges  61,979   8,997  11,324  25,034   7,574   9,050
Primary substance
Alcohol   1,563     712     125     390     178     158
Opiates  58,447   7,675  10,924  24,027   7,108   8,713
Marijuana     708     260      61     193     113      81
Cocaine     676     199      96     207      86      88
Stimulants     188      55      30      69      14      20
Other/unknown     746     142     129     229     127     119
No. of discharges  62,328   9,043  11,365  25,115   7,626   9,179
Frequency of use
No use in the past month   9,230   1,967   2,000   2,883   1,035   1,345
Some use   9,138   1,396   1,794   3,751   1,000   1,197
Daily use  42,853   5,277   7,450  18,235   5,423   6,468
No. of discharges  61,221   8,640  11,244  24,869   7,458   9,010
No. of prior treatment episodes
None  14,688   2,607   2,748   5,791   1,658   1,884
1 or more  44,619   6,021   8,160  18,377   5,287   6,774
No. of discharges  59,307   8,628  10,908  24,168   6,945   8,658
Treatment referral source
Criminal justice/DUI   3,729   1,021     587   1,114     431     576
Individual  44,974   5,802   8,138  19,315   5,421   6,298
Health care/community  12,400   1,955   2,483   4,340   1,537   2,085
No. of discharges  61,103   8,778  11,208  24,769   7,389   8,959
Employment status1
Employed  16,808   3,102   2,858   6,910   2,100   1,838
Unemployed/Not in labor force  44,659   5,640   8,379  18,010   5,429   7,201
No. of discharges  61,467   8,742  11,237  24,920   7,529   9,039
Years of education1
Fewer than 12 years  21,791   2,755   3,780   9,007   2,749   3,500
12 years (or GED)  26,893   4,010   4,801  10,993   3,230   3,859
More than 12 years  12,536   2,091   2,567   4,785   1,418   1,675
No. of discharges  61,220   8,856  11,148  24,785   7,397   9,034
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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