Table 5.5a
Heroin admissions by route of administration and planned use of methadone: TEDS 1992-2002
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 2001 2002
Total heroin admissions 170,370 195,865 216,452 227,989 224,366 235,143 247,069 257,340 273,446 277,911 285,667
Route of administration
Injection 125,143 136,974 149,205 147,602 145,148 146,728 149,136 156,441 161,240 159,680 164,217
Inhalation  32,265  42,481  48,722  58,540  57,521  63,974  69,399  71,115  80,529  86,045  87,373
Smoking   2,362   3,111   4,002   4,673   5,145   5,976   6,138   7,094   7,266   6,591   6,537
Oral   2,056   2,046   2,283   2,460   2,413   2,666   3,121   3,333   4,265   4,963   4,896
Other   1,143   1,053     976   1,030   1,253   1,512   1,848   2,314   2,177   2,264   2,410
No. of admissions 162,969 185,665 205,188 214,305 211,480 220,856 229,642 240,297 255,477 259,543 265,433
Methadone use planned as part of treatment, by route of administration
Injection  76,569  81,861  89,439  79,632  72,674  65,712  66,168  67,903  67,160  62,998  62,679
Inhalation  14,276  17,817  19,480  16,672  13,079  14,598  22,357  20,946  23,454  26,505  28,060
Smoking   1,012   1,387   1,994   2,287   2,522   2,834   2,893   3,439   3,340   2,516   2,497
Oral     356     371     495     414     467     445     558     545     641     768     860
Other     546     427     442     411     498     552     656     843     595     677     789
Any route of administration   92,759 101,863 111,850  99,416  89,240  84,141  92,632  93,676  95,190  93,464  94,885
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) - 3.01.04.