Table 8.8
Year 2005 discharges from DETOXIFICATION1
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 33 States and jurisdictions that offered substance abuse detoxification 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 315,075 203,394 38,412 241,806 51,196 8,450 13,623
Number
None  84,286  49,735 16,187  65,922 11,115 1,424  5,825
1 prior treatment episode  35,176  21,874  6,041  27,915  5,327   545  1,389
2 prior treatment episodes  23,109  14,515  3,558  18,073  3,679   466    891
3 prior treatment episodes  14,909   9,546  2,111  11,657  2,458   279    515
4 prior treatment episodes   9,803   6,253  1,340   7,593  1,646   203    361
5 or more prior treatment episodes  41,727  25,951  3,473  29,424  9,357 1,547  1,399
No. of discharges  209,010 127,874 32,710 160,584 33,582 4,464 10,380
Column percent
None  40.3  38.9  49.5  41.1  33.1  31.9  56.1
1 prior treatment episode  16.8  17.1  18.5  17.4  15.9  12.2  13.4
2 prior treatment episodes  11.1  11.4  10.9  11.3  11.0  10.4   8.6
3 prior treatment episodes   7.1   7.5   6.5   7.3   7.3   6.3   5.0
4 prior treatment episodes   4.7   4.9   4.1   4.7   4.9   4.5   3.5
5 or more prior treatment episodes  20.0  20.3  10.6  18.3  27.9  34.7  13.5
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
None 100.0  59.0  19.2  78.2  13.2   1.7   6.9
1 prior treatment episode 100.0  62.2  17.2  79.4  15.1   1.5   3.9
2 prior treatment episodes 100.0  62.8  15.4  78.2  15.9   2.0   3.9
3 prior treatment episodes 100.0  64.0  14.2  78.2  16.5   1.9   3.5
4 prior treatment episodes 100.0  63.8  13.7  77.5  16.8   2.1   3.7
5 or more prior treatment episodes 100.0  62.2   8.3  70.5  22.4   3.7   3.4
Total  100.0  61.2  15.6  76.8  16.1   2.1   5.0
Median length of stay (days)
None   3   2   4   2   3   1
1 prior treatment episode   3   3   4   2   3   2
2 prior treatment episodes   3   3   4   2   3   2
3 prior treatment episodes   3   4   4   2   2   2
4 prior treatment episodes   3   4   4   2   2   2
5 or more prior treatment episodes   4   4   4   2   2   2
Total    3   3   4     2   3   1
Average length of stay (days)
None  12   8  17  21  22   4
1 prior treatment episode  14  10  23  19  19   6
2 prior treatment episodes  13  11  20  18  15   8
3 prior treatment episodes  10   8  19  12  12   8
4 prior treatment episodes   9   7  13  12   8   9
5 or more prior treatment episodes   6   6  10   5   6   7
Total   11   8  18    15  14   5
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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