Table 5.6a
Heroin admissions by usual route of administration and planned use of medication-assisted opioid therapy: TEDS 1995-2005
Number
[Based on administrative data reported to TEDS by all reporting States and jurisdictions. See Table 4.2a.]
Usual route of administration and planned use of medication-assisted opioid therapy 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Total heroin admissions 227,989 224,366 235,143 247,069 257,508 274,477 281,042 289,571 276,995 266,013 254,345
Usual route of administration                    
Injection 147,602 145,148 146,728 149,136 156,562 161,957 161,503 166,728 157,314 155,118 158,974
Inhalation 58,540 57,521 63,974 69,399 71,156 80,715 87,101 88,463 87,275 80,110 83,005
Smoking 4,673 5,145 5,976 6,138 7,097 7,306 6,670 6,649 6,436 5,802 5,564
Oral 2,460 2,413 2,666 3,121 3,329 4,311 5,037 5,011 5,361 4,349 3,127
Other 1,030 1,253 1,512 1,848 2,319 2,213 2,351 2,432 2,323 1,971 1,662
No. of admissions 214,305 211,480 220,856 229,642 240,463 256,502 262,662 269,283 258,709 247,350 252,332
Planned use of medication-assisted opioid therapy,
by usual route of administration
               
Injection 79,632 72,674 65,712 66,168 67,985 67,377 63,909 63,432 53,567 49,221 46,946
Inhalation 16,672 13,079 14,598 22,357 20,972 23,451 26,926 28,327 26,229 22,275 23,504
Smoking 2,287 2,522 2,834 2,893 3,442 3,344 2,547 2,530 2,321 2,098 1,841
Oral 414 467 445 558 548 656 787 910 988 1,211 716
Other 411 498 552 656 848 614 729 789 723 694 498
Any route of administration 99,416 89,240 84,141 92,632 93,795 95,442 94,898 95,988 83,828 75,499 73,505
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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