Table 9.3
Discharges aged 12 and older from medication-assisted opioid 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 26 States and jurisdictions that offered medication-assisted opioid detoxification and reported these data to TEDS.]
Characteristics at admission No. of med.-
asst. opi. detox
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
17,232          57.8       5
Gender        
Male 11,593      66.1  68.9  56.8       5
Female 5,636      33.9  31.1  59.8       5
Total 17,229     100.0 100.0  57.8       5
Age at admission        
12 to 20 years   800       5.0   4.1  62.5       6
21 to 30 years 4,720      27.7  27.0  58.4       5
31 to 40 years 3,855      22.2  22.6  57.5       5
41 to 50 years 4,941      28.3  29.2  57.1       5
Over 50 years 2,916      16.8  17.1  57.3       6
Total 17,232     100.0 100.0  57.8       5
Race/ethnicity        
White (non-Hispanic) 9,907      58.2  57.1  58.3       5
Black (non-Hispanic) 2,320      17.1   8.6  73.1       4
Hispanic origin 3,321      14.6  25.9  43.5      19
Other 1,605      10.1   8.4  62.3       4
Total 17,153     100.0 100.0  57.8       5
Primary substance        
Alcohol 1,836      15.1   4.6  81.8       3
Opiates 14,896      81.7  93.0  54.6       6
Marijuana    51       0.3   0.3  56.9       6
Cocaine   156       1.1   0.6  73.1       4
Stimulants 66       0.4   0.3  62.1       5
Other/unknown   227       1.4   1.2  63.0       7
Total 17,232     100.0 100.0  57.8       5
Frequency of use        
No use in the past month   358       1.9   2.3  52.5      21
Some use 1,747       9.8  10.6  55.8      20
Daily use 15,046      88.3  87.0  58.1       5
Total 17,151     100.0 100.0  57.7       5
No. of prior treatment episodes        
None 5,204      31.1  29.6  59.2       6
1 or more 11,885      68.9  70.4  57.6       5
Total 17,089     100.0 100.0  58.1       5
Treatment referral source        
Criminal justice/DUI   428       2.9   2.0  66.8      13
Individual 13,678      74.7  87.4  53.8       5
Health care/community 2,974      22.3  10.7  74.0       5
Total 17,080     100.0 100.0  57.7       5
Employment status1        
Employed 3,821      20.2  25.4  51.9      11
Unemployed/Not in labor force 13,221      79.8  74.6  59.2       5
Total 17,042     100.0 100.0  57.6       5
Years of education1        
Fewer than 12 years 5,530      28.3  38.7  49.8       5
12 years (or GED) 7,937      49.8  43.1  61.1       5
More than 12 years 3,446      21.9  18.2  62.0       5
Total 16,913     100.0 100.0  57.6       5
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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