Table 5.7a
Heroin admissions by selected usual route of administration, according to age group and characteristics of first treatment episode: TEDS 1994-2004
Number
[Based on administrative data reported to TEDS by all reporting States and jurisdictions. See Table 4.2a.]
Usual route of administration, age group, and characteristics of first treatment episode1 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Total heroin admissions 216,452 227,989 224,366 235,143 247,069 257,508 275,825 282,991 293,191 280,432 265,895
Injection
Age group 148,956 147,424 144,986 146,558 148,992 156,380 162,531 162,234 168,119 158,691 155,071
Under 20 years 1,247 1,705 2,438 3,576 4,636 4,681 4,953 4,847 4,926 4,674 4,832
20 to 29 years 25,125 25,163 26,289 29,256 32,255 35,806 38,856 42,924 46,776 46,639 49,171
30 to 39 years 66,147 61,956 57,975 54,515 51,676 51,816 51,660 49,969 49,078 44,640 41,781
40 years and over 56,437 58,600 58,284 59,211 60,425 64,077 67,062 64,494 67,339 62,738 59,287
First treatment episode (%) 18.2 18.4 18.7 18.3 18.7 19.5 19.4 19.1 20.2 19.8 19.5
Avg. years of use for clients in 1st treatment episode 14 yrs 14 yrs 14 yrs 14 yrs 14 yrs 14 yrs 13 yrs 12 yrs 12 yrs 12 yrs 12 yrs
Inhalation
Age group 48,639 58,476 57,480 63,910 69,324 71,091 81,226 88,003 90,186 88,960 79,976
Under 20 years 1,300 1,734 1,646 2,359 2,581 2,523 2,319 2,211 2,187 2,095 1,788
20 to 29 years 17,467 19,988 17,593 18,233 18,442 17,661 18,285 18,559 17,866 16,319 15,088
30 to 39 years 20,560 24,767 24,930 27,292 28,949 30,088 34,478 36,850 36,198 33,871 28,272
40 years and over 9,312 11,987 13,311 16,026 19,352 20,819 26,144 30,383 33,935 36,675 34,828
First treatment episode (%) 31.4 33.1 29.5 27.8 25.7 24.4 25.9 26.1 26.2 25.3 25.6
Avg. years of use for clients in 1st treatment episode 9 yrs 9 yrs 9 yrs 9 yrs 10 yrs 10 yrs 11 yrs 12 yrs 12 yrs 13 yrs 13 yrs
Smoking
Age group 3,993 4,661 5,133 5,963 6,129 7,077 7,309 6,679 6,683 6,456 5,748
Under 20 years 174 258 330 366 412 543 514 382 339 342 315
20 to 29 years 1,237 1,472 1,615 1,852 2,007 2,466 2,349 2,057 2,129 2,034 1,814
30 to 39 years 1,718 1,936 1,940 2,205 2,142 2,297 2,404 2,097 2,108 1,944 1,701
40 years and over 864 995 1,248 1,540 1,568 1,771 2,042 2,143 2,107 2,136 1,918
First treatment episode (%) 28.0 27.8 30.1 29.5 28.5 29.1 29.4 31.5 32.7 31.6 31.0
Avg. years of use for clients in 1st treatment episode 8 yrs 9 yrs 8 yrs 8 yrs 8 yrs 8 yrs 11 yrs 11 yrs 11 yrs 12 yrs 11 yrs
1 Usual route of administration and/or age group were not reported for all admissions.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). Data received through 2.1.06.

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