Table 8.5
Year 2005 discharges from DETOXIFICATION1
by primary substance at admission, 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.]
Primary substance at admission Total Reason for discharge, transfer, or discontinuance of treatment
Completed Transferred Completed or
transferred
Dropped
out
Terminated Other
Total discharges 315,075 203,394 38,412 241,806 51,196 8,450 13,623
Number
Alcohol 166,410 118,645 15,259 133,904 20,060 3,514  8,932
Opiates  89,043  51,368 11,318  62,686 21,314 3,040  2,003
Cocaine  32,256  18,234  6,843  25,077  4,797   992  1,390
Marijuana/hashish   5,855   3,442  1,064   4,506    898   243    208
Stimulants  13,239   6,876  2,902   9,778  2,433   410    618
Other/unknown   8,272   4,829  1,026   5,855  1,694   251    472
No. of discharges  315,075 203,394 38,412 241,806 51,196 8,450 13,623
Column percent
Alcohol  52.8  58.3  39.7  55.4  39.2  41.6  65.6
Opiates  28.3  25.3  29.5  25.9  41.6  36.0  14.7
Cocaine  10.2   9.0  17.8  10.4   9.4  11.7  10.2
Marijuana/hashish   1.9   1.7   2.8   1.9   1.8   2.9   1.5
Stimulants   4.2   3.4   7.6   4.0   4.8   4.9   4.5
Other/unknown   2.6   2.4   2.7   2.4   3.3   3.0   3.5
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
Alcohol 100.0  71.3   9.2  80.5  12.1   2.1   5.4
Opiates 100.0  57.7  12.7  70.4  23.9   3.4   2.2
Cocaine 100.0  56.5  21.2  77.7  14.9   3.1   4.3
Marijuana/hashish 100.0  58.8  18.2  77.0  15.3   4.2   3.6
Stimulants 100.0  51.9  21.9  73.9  18.4   3.1   4.7
Other/unknown 100.0  58.4  12.4  70.8  20.5   3.0   5.7
Total  100.0  64.6  12.2  76.7  16.2   2.7   4.3
Median length of stay (days)
Alcohol   3   3   4   2   2   1
Opiates   4   5   5   2   3   3
Cocaine   4   4   4   2   4   2
Marijuana/hashish   4   5   4   2   4   3
Stimulants   4   4   4   2   3   2
Other/unknown   4   5   4   2   3   6
Total    3   4   4     2   3   1
Average length of stay (days)
Alcohol   7   6  14   9  12   4
Opiates  10   9  14   9   8  10
Cocaine  18  12  28  30  18   8
Marijuana/hashish  22  15  34  34  26  17
Stimulants   9   8  12   8  19  11
Other/unknown  12  10  12   5  21  50
Total    9   7  17    11  12   7
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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