Table 8.6
Year 2005 discharges from DETOXIFICATION1
by frequency of use, 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.]
Frequency of use 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
No use in the past month   7,119   2,723  2,721   5,444    838   205    632
1-3 times in the past month  17,338  14,145  1,323  15,468  1,056   302    512
1-2 times per week  19,477  15,927  1,423  17,350  1,421   351    355
3-6 times per week  31,963  22,686  4,674  27,360  3,312   577    714
Daily 227,064 143,226 27,349 170,575 43,286 6,774  6,429
No. of discharges  302,961 198,707 37,490 236,197 49,913 8,209  8,642
Column percent
No use in the past month   2.3   1.4   7.3   2.3   1.7   2.5   7.3
1-3 times in the past month   5.7   7.1   3.5   6.5   2.1   3.7   5.9
1-2 times per week   6.4   8.0   3.8   7.3   2.8   4.3   4.1
3-6 times per week  10.6  11.4  12.5  11.6   6.6   7.0   8.3
Daily  74.9  72.1  73.0  72.2  86.7  82.5  74.4
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
No use in the past month 100.0  38.2  38.2  76.5  11.8   2.9   8.9
1-3 times in the past month 100.0  81.6   7.6  89.2   6.1   1.7   3.0
1-2 times per week 100.0  81.8   7.3  89.1   7.3   1.8   1.8
3-6 times per week 100.0  71.0  14.6  85.6  10.4   1.8   2.2
Daily 100.0  63.1  12.0  75.1  19.1   3.0   2.8
Total  100.0  65.6  12.4  78.0  16.5   2.7   2.9
Median length of stay (days)
No use in the past month   4   6   3   3  11   5
1-3 times in the past month   1   1   4   2   1   1
1-2 times per week   1   1   4   1   1   2
3-6 times per week   3   2   4   2   3   2
Daily   4   4   4   2   2   3
Total    3   4   4     2   3   3
Average length of stay (days)
No use in the past month  28  26  17  56  62  37
1-3 times in the past month   7   4  23  23  20   8
1-2 times per week   7   4  25  19  18   7
3-6 times per week   9   7  17  18  11   8
Daily   9   8  16  10   9   8
Total    9   7  17    11  11  10
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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