Table 6.2a
Detoxification admissions by primary substance of abuse, according to age at admission: TEDS 2005
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.]
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 0.1 * 0.1 * * * 0.1 3.6 0.4 - - 0.1 0.1 1.3 - - 1.5 1.1
15 to 19 years 3.0 1.6 1.5 2.9 3.9 1.3 4.7 28.0 7.8 0.9 3.2 3.5 25.3 4.2 3.0 3.4
15 to 17 years 0.8 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.4 0.2 1.1 18.5 2.2 0.5 0.8 0.3 8.4 - - 1.5 0.9
18 to 19 years 2.2 1.4 1.0 2.7 3.5 1.1 3.5 9.5 5.5 0.5 2.4 3.2 16.9 4.2 1.5 2.5
20 to 24 years 10.2 6.1 5.6 14.8 20.6 5.9 13.3 21.5 21.0 9.5 12.0 10.4 17.5 31.5 10.1 13.4
25 to 29 years 11.1 6.4 7.7 15.7 19.2 9.4 16.0 14.1 21.4 9.0 14.7 13.4 17.5 21.8 15.2 13.9
30 to 34 years 11.8 8.1 11.4 13.9 13.8 14.4 15.6 11.0 17.8 10.9 12.5 14.0 13.0 12.7 14.9 14.1
35 to 39 years 15.9 13.0 19.8 16.0 12.2 22.0 16.8 9.4 14.2 10.0 14.1 15.4 8.4 12.7 15.9 14.8
40 to 44 years 18.7 20.3 23.9 15.4 11.7 23.9 17.0 6.6 9.9 18.1 14.6 13.1 7.8 9.1 12.5 15.6
45 to 49 years 14.7 18.9 17.5 11.3 9.9 14.5 10.2 3.7 5.3 16.7 13.8 15.2 5.8 3.6 14.3 11.9
50 to 54 years 8.6 13.5 8.0 6.7 5.3 6.0 4.2 1.5 1.7 16.3 9.2 8.9 1.3 3.0 7.0 6.8
55 to 59 years 3.7 6.8 3.0 2.4 2.4 1.8 1.3 0.5 0.5 4.5 3.6 3.3 1.3 0.6 3.4 3.3
60 to 64 years 1.5 3.4 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.1 0.1 3.2 1.7 1.6 0.6 0.6 1.5 1.0
65 years and over 0.8 1.8 0.6 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.4 * * 0.9 0.5 1.2 - - - - 0.6 0.6
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 409,493 128,039 75,242 104,453 20,199 36,236 8,241 8,612 17,332 221 2,660 888 154 165 328 6,723
Average age at admission 38 yrs 42 yrs 40 yrs 36 yrs 34 yrs 38 yrs 35 yrs 26 yrs 31 yrs 41 yrs 37 yrs 38 yrs 29 yrs 30 yrs 37 yrs 36 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 10.3.06.

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