Table 5.4a
Heroin admissions by route of administration and planned use of methadone: TEDS 1992-2000
Number
[Based on administrative data reported to TEDS by all reporting States and jurisdictions. See Table 4.2.]
Route of heroin administration and planned use of methadone 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Total heroin admissions       168,321       192,816       212,311       220,972       216,810       221,520       230,560       238,426       243,523
Route of administration
Injection       123,976       135,448       147,174       144,215       141,440       139,945       141,127       147,251       145,865
Inhalation         31,491         41,107         46,785         55,251         53,999         57,924         61,685         62,303         67,557
Smoking           2,318           3,034           3,918           4,506           4,966           5,583           5,792           6,764           6,821
Oral           2,013           1,992           2,213           2,309           2,284           2,370           2,773           2,987           3,603
Other           1,133           1,038              970           1,018           1,235           1,411           1,759           2,108           1,794
No. of admissions       160,931       182,619       201,060       207,299       203,924       207,233       213,136       221,413       225,640
Methadone use planned as part of treatment, by route of administration
Injection 77,011 82,472 90,102 79,769 72,674 65,674 65,783 67,503 64,873
Inhalation 14,780 18,493 20,336 16,848 13,079 14,585 22,138 20,888 22,728
Smoking 1,020 1,427 2,025 2,291 2,522 2,832 2,880 3,426 3,233
Oral 362 381 502 415 167 445 545 552 661
Other 549 442 447 411 498 551 654 797 533
Any route of administration 93,722 103,215 113,412 99,734 88,940 84,087 92,000 93,166 92,028
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) - 4.1.02.