Discharges from Substance Abuse Treatment Services

This report presents results from the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) for discharges from substance abuse treatment in 2008. The report provides information on treatment completion, length of stay in treatment, and demographic and substance abuse characteristics of discharges aged 12 and older from alcohol or drug treatment in facilities that reported to individual State administrative data systems. Data are presented for specific service types rather than for treatment episodes, which can involve treatment in multiple service types.

Type of Service

Of the 1,626,740 discharges aged 12 and older in 2008 [Table 1.2b]:1

Reason for Discharge

Of the 1,626,740 discharges aged 12 and older in 2008 [Table 1.3b]:1

1 Percentages do not sum to 100 percent because of rounding.

Treatment Completion by Service Type

The treatment completion rate was 47 percent for discharges aged 12 and older from all service types combined. For the individual service types, treatment was completed by [Table 1.4]:

Median Length of Stay (LOS)

The median LOS in treatment by type of service was [Table 1.4]:

The median LOS by type of service, limited to only those who completed treatment was [Table 1.4]:

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