Table 8.9
Year 2005 discharges from DETOXIFICATION1
by treatment referral source, 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.]
Treatment referral source 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
Self- or individual 174,045 107,168 20,613 127,781 35,835 5,437  4,992
Criminal justice/DUI  37,549  24,374  3,808  28,182  3,238   682  5,447
Alcohol/drug abuse care provider  30,030  18,984  5,430  24,414  3,591   568  1,457
Other health care provider  28,898  20,089  3,249  23,338  3,869   896    795
Other community referral  33,717  25,611  4,053  29,664  2,964   510    579
No. of discharges  304,239 196,226 37,153 233,379 49,497 8,093 13,270
Column percent
Self- or individual  57.2  54.6  55.5  54.8  72.4  67.2  37.6
Criminal justice/DUI  12.3  12.4  10.2  12.1   6.5   8.4  41.0
Alcohol/drug abuse care provider   9.9   9.7  14.6  10.5   7.3   7.0  11.0
Other health care provider   9.5  10.2   8.7  10.0   7.8  11.1   6.0
Other community referral  11.1  13.1  10.9  12.7   6.0   6.3   4.4
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
Self- or individual 100.0  61.6  11.8  73.4  20.6   3.1   2.9
Criminal justice/DUI 100.0  64.9  10.1  75.1   8.6   1.8  14.5
Alcohol/drug abuse care provider 100.0  63.2  18.1  81.3  12.0   1.9   4.9
Other health care provider 100.0  69.5  11.2  80.8  13.4   3.1   2.8
Other community referral 100.0  76.0  12.0  88.0   8.8   1.5   1.7
Total  100.0  64.5  12.2  76.7  16.3   2.7   4.4
Median length of stay (days)
Self- or individual   4   4   4   2   2   3
Criminal justice/DUI   1   1   4   1   3   1
Alcohol/drug abuse care provider   4   4   4   2   3   2
Other health care provider   3   4   4   2   3   2
Other community referral   2   1   5   2   3   3
Total    3   4   4     2   3   1
Average length of stay (days)
Self- or individual  10   8  17  10   9  12
Criminal justice/DUI  10   7  26  24  32   2
Alcohol/drug abuse care provider   8   7  12  12  10   6
Other health care provider  11   8  22  14   9  12
Other community referral   7   5  13  15  12  10
Total    9   7  17    12  11   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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