Back to Table of ContentsThe Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) records the type of service to which clients are admitted for treatment. The categories used are broadly defined as ambulatory, residential, and detoxification. (See Appendix B for details). In 2002, 61 percent of admissions were to ambulatory (intensive or non-intensive outpatient) treatment, 22 percent were to detoxification, and 17 percent were to residential treatment [Table 3.4]. Admissions to detoxification treatment represent a special category of admissions. They are generally initiated because of an acute need for medical care. Detoxification is ideally followed by a transfer to either outpatient or residential treatment. However, this may not occur, or may not be traceable in the TEDS data collection system. (See Chapter 1.)
TEDS records three types of detoxification services. These are:
Detoxification admissions by sex, age, and primary substance: TEDS 2002
Table 6.2. Admissions to detoxification were more likely to be self-referred (62 percent) than were all admissions (35 percent) [Table 3.4] and less likely to enter treatment through the criminal justice system (10 percent vs. 36 percent). Daily use was reported by 81 percent of detoxification admissions, compared with 46 percent of all admissions [Table 3.3]. One-third of detoxification admissions (35 percent) were entering treatment for the first time, compared with 44 percent of all admissions, and 22 percent had been in treatment 5 or more times previously, compared with 11 percent of all admissions [Table 3.3]. For heroin admissions to detoxification, methadone was less likely to be planned as a part of treatment than for all heroin admissions (22 percent vs. 35 percent) [Table 3.4].