Table 5.7a
Heroin admissions by selected usual route of administration, according to age group and characteristics of first treatment episode: 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, age group, and characteristics of first treatment episode1 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
Injection                      
Age group 147,424 144,986 146,558 148,992 156,380 161,842 161,365 166,539 157,172 155,023 158,902
Under 20 years 1,705 2,438 3,576 4,636 4,681 4,894 4,766 4,808 4,571 4,822 5,112
20 to 29 years 25,163 26,289 29,256 32,255 35,806 38,652 42,631 46,240 46,107 49,087 52,691
30 to 39 years 61,956 57,975 54,515 51,676 51,816 51,438 49,709 48,635 44,164 41,692 42,414
40 years and over 58,600 58,284 59,211 60,425 64,077 66,858 64,259 66,856 62,330 59,422 58,685
First treatment episode (%) 18.4 18.7 18.3 18.7 19.5 19.4 19.0 20.1 19.7 19.4 23.0
Avg. years of use for clients in 1st treatment episode 14 yrs 14 yrs 14 yrs 14 yrs 14 yrs 13 yrs 12 yrs 12 yrs 12 yrs 12 yrs 12 yrs
Inhalation                      
Age group 58,476 57,480 63,910 69,324 71,091 80,658 87,043 88,362 87,203 80,069 82,957
Under 20 years 1,734 1,646 2,359 2,581 2,523 2,290 2,193 2,151 2,067 1,783 1,927
20 to 29 years 19,988 17,593 18,233 18,442 17,661 18,180 18,358 17,609 16,135 15,156 15,938
30 to 39 years 24,767 24,930 27,292 28,949 30,088 34,198 36,393 35,288 32,997 28,204 27,136
40 years and over 11,987 13,311 16,026 19,352 20,819 25,990 30,099 33,314 36,004 34,926 37,956
First treatment episode (%) 33.1 29.5 27.8 25.7 24.4 25.8 26.0 25.9 25.0 25.6 28.8
Avg. years of use for clients in 1st treatment episode 9 yrs 9 yrs 9 yrs 10 yrs 10 yrs 11 yrs 12 yrs 12 yrs 13 yrs 13 yrs 13 yrs
Smoking                      
Age group 4,661 5,133 5,963 6,129 7,077 7,301 6,667 6,638 6,430 5,799 5,559
Under 20 years 258 330 366 412 543 514 379 339 344 314 358
20 to 29 years 1,472 1,615 1,852 2,007 2,466 2,349 2,057 2,124 2,035 1,828 1,933
30 to 39 years 1,936 1,940 2,205 2,142 2,297 2,398 2,090 2,093 1,929 1,715 1,441
40 years and over 995 1,248 1,540 1,568 1,771 2,040 2,141 2,082 2,122 1,942 1,827
First treatment episode (%) 27.8 30.1 29.5 28.5 29.1 29.4 31.4 32.6 31.5 31.1 36.6
Avg. years of use for clients in 1st treatment episode 9 yrs 8 yrs 8 yrs 8 yrs 8 yrs 11 yrs 11 yrs 11 yrs 12 yrs 11 yrs 11 yrs
1 Usual route of administration and/or age group were not reported for all admissions.
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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