Table 6.2a
Detoxification admissions by primary substance of abuse, according to age at admission: TEDS 2004
Column percent distribution and average age at admission
[Based on administrative data reported to TEDS by all reporting States and jurisdictions. See Table 4.2a.]
Age at admission All detox-
ification admis-
sions
Primary substance at admission
Alcohol Opiates Cocaine Mari-
juana/
hashish
Stimulants Tran-
quil-
izers
Seda-
tives
Hallu-
cino-
gens
PCP Inhal-
ants
Other/
none
speci-
fied
Alcohol
only
With
secondary
drug
Heroin Other
opiates
Smoked
cocaine
Other
route
Metham-
phetamine/
amphet-
amine
Other stimu-
lants
Age at admission                
Under 15 years 0.2 * 0.1 * * * 0.2 4.3 0.2 - - 0.2 0.1 0.5 - - 5.2 1.8
15 to 19 years 3.0 1.7 1.6 2.6 4.5 1.2 4.5 31.7 7.3 5.1 2.8 5.8 15.2 6.2 10.5 5.4
15 to 17 years 0.9 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.5 0.2 1.0 22.2 1.9 - - 0.5 0.6 5.6 0.6 5.8 2.5
18 to 19 years 2.1 1.4 1.1 2.4 3.9 1.0 3.5 9.5 5.5 5.1 2.3 5.1 9.6 5.6 4.7 2.9
20 to 24 years 9.9 5.9 5.7 14.1 19.6 5.6 13.4 20.0 21.5 13.0 10.8 13.7 23.4 24.7 14.0 11.6
25 to 29 years 10.6 6.2 7.8 14.9 17.2 9.2 15.2 13.0 20.3 15.2 12.2 14.2 13.2 17.3 19.2 12.6
30 to 34 years 12.7 8.5 12.9 14.8 14.3 16.3 16.9 10.8 18.6 16.7 12.7 13.5 9.6 20.4 12.8 13.5
35 to 39 years 16.8 14.0 21.0 16.4 12.9 23.4 18.1 9.0 15.4 17.4 14.7 13.4 11.2 13.0 11.0 15.2
40 to 44 years 19.2 21.2 24.0 16.1 12.6 23.7 16.7 6.0 10.1 13.0 17.1 15.0 11.2 9.3 11.6 16.8
45 to 49 years 14.1 18.5 15.7 11.6 10.0 13.6 9.5 3.2 4.7 8.7 14.3 13.7 10.2 4.3 11.0 12.3
50 to 54 years 7.9 12.4 7.1 6.5 5.8 5.0 4.0 1.2 1.5 4.3 9.6 5.9 4.6 3.1 2.9 5.8
55 to 59 years 3.5 6.6 2.8 2.2 2.0 1.5 1.2 0.6 0.4 5.8 4.1 2.9 1.0 1.2 1.7 3.2
60 to 64 years 1.3 3.1 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.7 1.1 1.4 - - - - - - 1.2
65 years and over 0.8 1.9 0.6 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.1 * - - 0.6 0.5 - - 0.6 - - 0.5
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
No. of admissions 409,977 125,038 76,475 110,586 18,507 36,268 7,822 8,886 14,748 138 2,907 972 197 162 172 7,099
Average age at admission 38 yrs 42 yrs 39 yrs 36 yrs 34 yrs 38 yrs 34 yrs 26 yrs 31 yrs 35 yrs 38 yrs 36 yrs 31 yrs 31 yrs 31 yrs 36 yrs

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