Table 6.8
Year 2005 discharges from LONG-TERM RESIDENTIAL treatment1
by number of prior treatment episodes, 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.]
No. of prior treatment episodes Total Reason for discharge, transfer, or discontinuance of treatment
Completed Transferred Completed or
transferred
Dropped
out
Terminated Other
Total discharges 117,142 45,422 15,166 60,588 36,003 10,214 10,337
Number
None  39,451 15,406  6,695 22,101 11,302  2,456  3,592
1 prior treatment episode  26,857 11,146  3,515 14,661  7,790  1,993  2,413
2 prior treatment episodes  15,677  6,420  1,803  8,223  4,519  1,465  1,470
3 prior treatment episodes   9,140  3,677  1,027  4,704  2,641    973    822
4 prior treatment episodes   5,283  2,110    593  2,703  1,569    560    451
5 or more prior treatment episodes  12,857  4,603  1,176  5,779  4,441  1,549  1,088
No. of discharges  109,265 43,362 14,809 58,171 32,262  8,996  9,836
Column percent
None  36.1  35.5  45.2  38.0  35.0  27.3  36.5
1 prior treatment episode  24.6  25.7  23.7  25.2  24.1  22.2  24.5
2 prior treatment episodes  14.3  14.8  12.2  14.1  14.0  16.3  14.9
3 prior treatment episodes   8.4   8.5   6.9   8.1   8.2  10.8   8.4
4 prior treatment episodes   4.8   4.9   4.0   4.6   4.9   6.2   4.6
5 or more prior treatment episodes  11.8  10.6   7.9   9.9  13.8  17.2  11.1
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
None 100.0  39.1  17.0  56.0  28.6   6.2   9.1
1 prior treatment episode 100.0  41.5  13.1  54.6  29.0   7.4   9.0
2 prior treatment episodes 100.0  41.0  11.5  52.5  28.8   9.3   9.4
3 prior treatment episodes 100.0  40.2  11.2  51.5  28.9  10.6   9.0
4 prior treatment episodes 100.0  39.9  11.2  51.2  29.7  10.6   8.5
5 or more prior treatment episodes 100.0  35.8   9.1  44.9  34.5  12.0   8.5
Total  100.0  39.7  13.6  53.2  29.5   8.2   9.0
Median length of stay (days)
None  44  89  29  20  42  38
1 prior treatment episode  56  90  32  24  48  45
2 prior treatment episodes  60  90  39  29  49  43
3 prior treatment episodes  62  91  44  30  49  45
4 prior treatment episodes  64  96  51  31  52  49
5 or more prior treatment episodes  58 102  45  30  49  40
Total   54  90  32    25  47  42
Average length of stay (days)
None  81 115  61  51  83  67
1 prior treatment episode  94 131  71  58  85  76
2 prior treatment episodes 100 141  71  65  86  78
3 prior treatment episodes  96 136  74  61  79  75
4 prior treatment episodes  98 141  79  59  77  79
5 or more prior treatment episodes  87 136  71  52  70  66
Total   90 128  67    56  81  72
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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