Table 5.6b
Heroin admissions by usual route of administration and planned use of medication-assisted opioid therapy: TEDS 1995-2005
Percent distribution
[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
Usual route of administration                    
Injection  68.9  68.6  66.4  64.9  65.1  63.1  61.5  61.9  60.8  62.7  63.0
Inhalation  27.3  27.2  29.0  30.2  29.6  31.5  33.2  32.9  33.7  32.4  32.9
Smoking   2.2   2.4   2.7   2.7   3.0   2.8   2.5   2.5   2.5   2.3   2.2
Oral   1.1   1.1   1.2   1.4   1.4   1.7   1.9   1.9   2.1   1.8   1.2
Other   0.5   0.6   0.7   0.8   1.0   0.9   0.9   0.9   0.9   0.8   0.7
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Planned use of medication-assisted opioid therapy,
by usual route of administration
               
Injection  54.0  50.1  44.8  44.4  43.4  41.6  39.6  38.0  34.1  31.7  29.5
Inhalation  28.5  22.7  22.8  32.2  29.5  29.1  30.9  32.0  30.1  27.8  28.3
Smoking  48.9  49.0  47.4  47.1  48.5  45.8  38.2  38.1  36.1  36.2  33.1
Oral  16.8  19.4  16.7  17.9  16.5  15.2  15.6  18.2  18.4  27.8  22.9
Other  39.9  39.7  36.5  35.5  36.6  27.7  31.0  32.4  31.1  35.2  30.0
Total   46.4  42.2  38.1  40.3  39.0  37.2  36.1  35.6  32.4  30.5  29.1
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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