Table 6.10
Year 2005 discharges from LONG-TERM RESIDENTIAL treatment1
by employment status (aged 16 and over), according to reason for discharge: TEDS 2005
Number, percent distribution, and median and average lengths of stay
[Based on linked admission and discharge data reported by 34 States and jurisdictions that offered long-term residential substance abuse treatment and reported these data to TEDS.]
Employment status Total Reason for discharge, transfer, or discontinuance of treatment
Completed Transferred Completed or
transferred
Dropped
out
Terminated Other
Total discharges
aged 16 and over
113,958 44,187 14,642 58,829 35,261 9,808 10,060
Number
Employed   9,700  4,754  1,743  6,497  1,987   715    501
Full time   6,959  3,531  1,204  4,735  1,407   452    365
Part time   2,741  1,223    539  1,762    580   263    136
Unemployed  30,354 11,520  4,928 16,448  8,460 2,732  2,714
Not in labor force  71,621 26,930  7,785 34,715 24,178 6,076  6,652
No. of discharges  111,675 43,204 14,456 57,660 34,625 9,523  9,867
Column percent
Employed   8.7  11.0  12.1  11.3   5.7   7.5   5.1
Full time   6.2   8.2   8.3   8.2   4.1   4.7   3.7
Part time   2.5   2.8   3.7   3.1   1.7   2.8   1.4
Unemployed  27.2  26.7  34.1  28.5  24.4  28.7  27.5
Not in labor force  64.1  62.3  53.9  60.2  69.8  63.8  67.4
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
Employed 100.0  49.0  18.0  67.0  20.5   7.4   5.2
Full time 100.0  50.7  17.3  68.0  20.2   6.5   5.2
Part time 100.0  44.6  19.7  64.3  21.2   9.6   5.0
Unemployed 100.0  38.0  16.2  54.2  27.9   9.0   8.9
Not in labor force 100.0  37.6  10.9  48.5  33.8   8.5   9.3
Total  100.0  38.7  12.9  51.6  31.0   8.5   8.8
Median length of stay (days)
Employed  31  54  27  19  35  29
Full time  30  45  27  19  35  28
Part time  39  63  30  20  34  36
Unemployed  42  84  30  22  36  36
Not in labor force  60  97  39  26  55  44
Total   52  90  32    24  47  41
Average length of stay (days)
Employed  66  81  57  43  62  54
Full time  64  77  54  42  64  53
Part time  72  93  62  45  58  58
Unemployed  69  97  62  43  58  59
Not in labor force  96 146  69  58  88  75
Total   86 126  65    54  77  69
1 Excludes records where opioid replacement therapy was planned.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). Data received through 10.03.06.

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