Table 8.7
Year 2005 discharges from DETOXIFICATION1
by age at first 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.]
Age at first 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
12 years or under  35,124  22,868  4,312  27,180  5,282 1,006  1,656
13 to 14 years  39,382  26,142  4,649  30,791  5,921 1,064  1,606
15 to 17 years  79,027  53,767  8,288  62,055 11,621 2,120  3,231
18 to 21 years  64,628  42,578  6,847  49,425 10,547 1,998  2,658
Over 21 years  66,248  40,644  9,624  50,268 12,168 2,008  1,804
No. of discharges  284,409 185,999 33,720 219,719 45,539 8,196 10,955
Column percent
12 years or under  12.3  12.3  12.8  12.4  11.6  12.3  15.1
13 to 14 years  13.8  14.1  13.8  14.0  13.0  13.0  14.7
15 to 17 years  27.8  28.9  24.6  28.2  25.5  25.9  29.5
18 to 21 years  22.7  22.9  20.3  22.5  23.2  24.4  24.3
Over 21 years  23.3  21.9  28.5  22.9  26.7  24.5  16.5
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
12 years or under 100.0  65.1  12.3  77.4  15.0   2.9   4.7
13 to 14 years 100.0  66.4  11.8  78.2  15.0   2.7   4.1
15 to 17 years 100.0  68.0  10.5  78.5  14.7   2.7   4.1
18 to 21 years 100.0  65.9  10.6  76.5  16.3   3.1   4.1
Over 21 years 100.0  61.4  14.5  75.9  18.4   3.0   2.7
Total  100.0  65.4  11.9  77.3  16.0   2.9   3.9
Median length of stay (days)
12 years or under   3   3   4   2   2   1
13 to 14 years   3   4   4   2   3   1
15 to 17 years   3   3   4   2   2   1
18 to 21 years   3   4   4   2   2   1
Over 21 years   4   5   4   2   3   3
Total    3   4   4     2   3   1
Average length of stay (days)
12 years or under  11   8  25  17  10   5
13 to 14 years  11   8  22  16  14   6
15 to 17 years  10   7  20  14  10   4
18 to 21 years   8   6  16  10  11   5
Over 21 years   9   8  13   9  10   9
Total    9   7  18    12  11   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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