Table 8.11
Year 2005 discharges from DETOXIFICATION1
by years of education (aged 18 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 33 States and jurisdictions that offered substance abuse detoxification and reported these data to TEDS.]
Years of education Total Reason for discharge, transfer, or discontinuance of treatment
Completed Transferred Completed or
transferred
Dropped
out
Terminated Other
Total discharges
aged 18 and over
313,004 201,903 38,219 240,122 50,975 8,373 13,534
Number
Fewer than 12 years 100,498  64,184 12,414  76,598 17,528 3,090  3,282
12 years (or GED) 139,981  89,897 16,729 106,626 23,393 3,711  6,251
More than 12 years  66,514  43,453  8,735  52,188  9,554 1,415  3,357
No. of discharges  306,993 197,534 37,878 235,412 50,475 8,216 12,890
Column percent
Fewer than 12 years  32.7  32.5  32.8  32.5  34.7  37.6  25.5
12 years (or GED)  45.6  45.5  44.2  45.3  46.3  45.2  48.5
More than 12 years  21.7  22.0  23.1  22.2  18.9  17.2  26.0
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
Fewer than 12 years 100.0  63.9  12.4  76.2  17.4   3.1   3.3
12 years (or GED) 100.0  64.2  12.0  76.2  16.7   2.7   4.5
More than 12 years 100.0  65.3  13.1  78.5  14.4   2.1   5.0
Total  100.0  64.3  12.3  76.7  16.4   2.7   4.2
Median length of stay (days)
Fewer than 12 years   4   4   4   2   3   2
12 years (or GED)   3   4   4   2   2   1
More than 12 years   3   4   4   2   3   1
Total    3   4   4     2   3   1
Average length of stay (days)
Fewer than 12 years  10   8  16  13  11   7
12 years (or GED)   9   7  16  10  11   6
More than 12 years  10   8  18  12  14   5
Total    9   7  17    11  12   6
1 Includes free-standing residential detoxification (n = 234,725; 74 percent), hospital detoxification (n = 68,377; 22 percent), and ambulatory detoxification (n = 11,973; 4 percent). 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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