Table 3.5
Admissions by primary substance of abuse, according to source of referral to treatment and number of prior treatment episodes: TEDS 2005
Percent distribution
[Based on administrative data reported to TEDS by all reporting States and jurisdictions. See Table 4.2a.]
Source of referral to treatment and number of prior treatment episodes All 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
Total 1,849,548 398,656 324,990 254,345 67,887 185,236 71,255 292,250 169,489 981 8,039 4,361 2,057 2,807 1,372 65,823
Source of referral to treatment                              
Criminal justice/DUI 36.1 41.5 35.0 14.2 15.8 26.4 33.7 56.7 49.2 34.5 20.4 26.6 47.6 59.6 26.5 20.5
Self- or individual 33.6 28.4 31.3 59.3 51.7 37.6 31.7 15.9 23.8 30.6 40.2 37.7 24.4 17.9 37.4 54.4
Substance abuse
care provider
10.2 8.6 12.7 14.7 13.5 15.4 11.7 5.5 5.1 7.2 14.2 10.6 9.0 7.8 11.0 3.2
Other health care provider 7.0 8.8 8.1 5.1 10.2 8.0 7.6 4.6 4.6 9.3 14.5 11.0 6.8 3.0 9.9 8.9
School (educational) 1.1 0.7 0.9 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.3 4.0 0.4 2.2 0.6 1.3 1.2 * 4.6 2.0
Employer/EAP 0.7 0.9 0.9 0.2 0.9 0.5 1.5 1.0 0.4 0.5 0.7 0.9 0.6 0.4 0.7 0.3
Other community referral 11.2 11.0 11.2 6.4 7.7 12.0 13.5 12.4 16.5 15.8 9.4 11.8 10.5 11.3 10.0 10.8
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 1,780,047 385,591 313,797 247,632 64,938 177,717 68,172 282,108 162,496 962 7,715 4,100 1,969 2,711 1,314 58,825
No. of prior treatment episodes                              
None 46.2 51.4 42.0 25.5 43.6 37.3 45.8 59.6 52.5 50.6 43.5 56.4 50.2 44.8 57.9 71.8
1 22.1 21.3 22.7 18.9 24.0 22.1 23.6 23.6 24.9 22.3 23.0 19.7 24.8 23.7 19.1 13.2
2 11.6 10.3 12.8 14.6 13.1 14.0 12.8 8.9 11.2 12.8 12.2 9.7 11.4 13.8 9.7 5.3
3 6.5 5.5 7.4 10.0 7.3 8.8 6.9 3.5 5.3 5.0 6.6 5.4 6.1 7.1 4.8 2.7
4 3.7 3.0 4.2 6.7 3.8 5.1 3.7 1.5 2.4 2.3 3.4 2.5 2.8 3.6 2.6 1.4
5 or more 9.9 8.5 10.9 24.3 8.2 12.6 7.2 2.8 3.7 7.0 11.3 6.2 4.7 7.0 6.0 5.6
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 1,423,672 305,806 230,042 196,650 57,180 146,775 55,524 237,796 146,959 813 6,415 3,530 1,669 2,466 1,206 30,841
* Less than 0.05 percent.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). Data received through 10.3.06.

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