Table 6.9
Year 2000 discharges from DETOXIFICATION1 by reason for discharge, according to primary substance at admission: TEDS 2000
Number, percent distribution, average length of stay, and median length of stay
[Based on linked discharges and discharge data reported to TEDS by 18 States and jurisdictions.]
Primary substance at admission Total Reason for discharge, transfer, or discontinuance of treatment
Treatment completed Transferred
to other SA treatment
Left against professional advice Terminated
by facility
Incar-
cerated
Death Other
Number
Alcohol  34,346  18,670  3,312  8,492  3,024  52  62  734
Opiates  25,643  12,634  541  10,273  1,898  21  17  259
Cocaine  8,632  4,335  817  1,927  1,466  19  4  64
Marijuana/hashish  1,936  732  493  369  284  26  3  29
Stimulants  1,841  902  362  374  164  9  11  19
Other/unknown  1,166  487  293  241  100  1  2  42
No. of discharges  73,564  37,760  5,818  21,676  6,936  128  99  1,147
Row percent
Alcohol  100.0  54.4  9.6  24.7  8.8  0.2  0.2  2.1
Opiates  100.0  49.3  2.1  40.1  7.4  0.1  0.1  1.0
Cocaine  100.0  50.2  9.5  22.3  17.0  0.2   *  0.7
Marijuana/hashish  100.0  37.8  25.5  19.1  14.7  1.3  0.2  1.5
Stimulants  100.0  49.0  19.7  20.3  8.9  0.5  0.6  1.0
Other/unknown  100.0  41.8  25.1  20.7  8.6  0.1  0.2  3.6
Total  100.0  51.3  7.9  29.5  9.4  0.2  0.1  1.6
Column percent
Alcohol  46.7  49.4  56.9  39.2  43.6  40.6  62.6  64.0
Opiates  34.9  33.5  9.3  47.4  27.4  16.4  17.2  22.6
Cocaine  11.7  11.5  14.0  8.9  21.1  14.8  4.0  5.6
Marijuana/hashish  2.6  1.9  8.5  1.7  4.1  20.3  3.0  2.5
Stimulants  2.5  2.4  6.2  1.7  2.4  7.0  11.1  1.7
Other/unknown  1.6  1.3  5.0  1.1  1.4  0.8  2.0  3.7
Total  100.0  100.0  100.0  100.0  100.0  100.0  100.0  100.0
Average length of stay (days)
Alcohol  9  8  13  8  19  25  8  7
Opiates  8  8  14  6  22  10  5
Cocaine  19  15  9  21  33  34  10
Marijuana/hashish  25  22  28  18  30  73  23
Stimulants  14  11  17  15  19  10  3
Other/unknown  11  11  8  13  15  11
Total  11  9  14  9  23  32  9  7
Median length of stay (days)
Alcohol  4  4  5  2  2  4  1  2
Opiates  4  6  5  2  3  6  1  2
Cocaine  4  4  5  2  4  21  5  3
Marijuana/hashish  6  5  27  3  3  63  15  2
Stimulants  4  4  7  2  3  7  1  3
Other/unknown  5  5  5  2  3  2  1  3
Total  4  5  5  2  3  9  1  2
1 Includes free-standing residential detoxification (n = 69,563; 95 percent), ambulatory detoxification (n = 2,213; 3 percent), and hospital detoxification (n = 1,788; 2 percent).
* Less than 0.05 percent.
Low precision; no estimate reported.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) - 4.1.02.