Table 9.6
Year 2005 discharges from OUTPATIENT OPIOID REPLACEMENT therapy1
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 28 States and jurisdictions that offered opioid replacement outpatient substance abuse therapy 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 49,209 5,340 8,526 13,866 21,923 6,222 7,198
Number
No use in the past month  5,081   874   958  1,832  1,676   675   898
1-3 times in the past month  1,523   178   269    447    671   196   209
1-2 times per week  1,161   120   193    313    530   136   182
3-6 times per week  2,604   285   500    785  1,159   305   355
Daily 36,573 2,948 6,295  9,243 17,380 4,658 5,292
No. of discharges  46,942 4,405 8,215 12,620 21,416 5,970 6,936
Column percent
No use in the past month  10.8  19.8  11.7  14.5   7.8  11.3  12.9
1-3 times in the past month   3.2   4.0   3.3   3.5   3.1   3.3   3.0
1-2 times per week   2.5   2.7   2.3   2.5   2.5   2.3   2.6
3-6 times per week   5.5   6.5   6.1   6.2   5.4   5.1   5.1
Daily  77.9  66.9  76.6  73.2  81.2  78.0  76.3
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  17.2  18.9  36.1  33.0  13.3  17.7
1-3 times in the past month 100.0  11.7  17.7  29.3  44.1  12.9  13.7
1-2 times per week 100.0  10.3  16.6  27.0  45.7  11.7  15.7
3-6 times per week 100.0  10.9  19.2  30.1  44.5  11.7  13.6
Daily 100.0   8.1  17.2  25.3  47.5  12.7  14.5
Total  100.0   9.4  17.5  26.9  45.6  12.7  14.8
Median length of stay (days)
No use in the past month 115 101 126  93 147 155
1-3 times in the past month  91  99 111  67 123 147
1-2 times per week 105 115 142  69 133 142
3-6 times per week 100  98 141  72 111 137
Daily 125 175 121  96 202 164
Total  121 145 122    93 188 161
Average length of stay (days)
No use in the past month 235 186 257 207 275 281
1-3 times in the past month 202 186 200 177 230 272
1-2 times per week 210 185 252 173 260 252
3-6 times per week 215 181 273 184 225 251
Daily 240 277 248 200 310 282
Total  236 246 249   199 298 279
1 Includes outpatient opioid replacement therapy clients (n = 46,702; 95 percent) and intensive outpatient opioid replacement therapy clients (n = 2,507; 5 percent).
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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