Table 6.2a
Detoxification admissions by primary substance of abuse, according to age at admission: TEDS 2003
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.]
Sex, race/ethnicity,
and 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 0.1 * * * * 5.3 0.2 - - 0.1 - - 0.6 0.2 1.6 1.7
15 to 19 years 2.9 1.6 1.7 2.4 3.8 1.3 3.6 33.6 7.2 6.6 3.5 3.4 21.3 9.0 7.9 6.5
15 to 17 years 1.0 0.3 0.6 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.9 24.7 1.7 0.9 0.9 0.6 7.9 0.7 3.2 3.6
18 to 19 years 1.9 1.2 1.2 2.2 3.3 1.1 2.7 8.9 5.5 5.6 2.6 2.8 13.5 8.3 4.8 2.9
20 to 24 years 9.1 4.9 5.8 13.3 17.8 5.5 12.6 20.1 21.2 13.1 10.5 12.6 21.3 33.1 33.9 13.0
25 to 29 years 9.9 5.5 7.9 14.1 15.5 9.2 14.6 12.0 19.9 9.4 10.6 14.5 19.1 23.8 11.1 12.3
30 to 34 years 13.5 9.1 14.3 15.6 14.9 18.0 16.9 10.1 19.8 14.1 12.0 12.5 12.4 14.4 6.3 14.0
35 to 39 years 17.8 14.9 22.5 17.2 13.7 24.9 19.9 8.8 15.2 13.1 14.9 14.5 6.7 6.8 13.2 14.7
40 to 44 years 19.3 21.4 23.3 16.4 14.3 22.9 17.3 5.8 10.1 12.7 16.8 17.4 7.9 7.8 10.6 15.2
45 to 49 years 14.1 18.8 14.5 11.9 10.8 12.2 9.6 2.7 4.8 14.6 16.9 12.2 3.9 2.7 8.5 11.6
50 to 54 years 7.6 11.9 6.5 6.3 5.5 4.4 3.6 1.2 1.1 9.4 8.8 8.0 4.5 1.0 4.2 5.7
55 to 59 years 3.4 6.7 2.4 2.1 2.3 1.2 1.3 0.4 0.3 4.2 3.8 2.6 2.2 1.0 1.6 3.1
60 to 64 years 1.4 3.2 0.8 0.6 0.8 0.4 0.4 0.1 0.1 1.9 1.2 1.1 - - 0.2 1.1 1.2
65 years and over 0.8 1.9 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.1 0.1 * * 0.9 0.7 0.9 - - - - - - 0.9
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 437,828 136,951 83,731 118,419 16,779 38,872 9,322 9,073 13,412 213 2,873 958 178 411 189 6,447
Average age at admission 38 yrs 42 yrs 39 yrs 36 yrs 35 yrs 37 yrs 35 yrs 25 yrs 31 yrs 37 yrs 38 yrs 37 yrs 29 yrs 28 yrs 31 yrs 35 yrs
* Less than 0.05 percent.
- - Quantity is zero.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). Data received through 4.11.05.