Table 9.7
Year 2005 discharges from OUTPATIENT OPIOID REPLACEMENT therapy1
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 28 States and jurisdictions that offered opioid replacement outpatient substance abuse therapy 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 49,209 5,340 8,526 13,866 21,923 6,222 7,198
Number
12 years or under  1,480   186   274    460    574   223   223
13 to 14 years  2,866   347   548    895  1,099   388   484
15 to 17 years  8,438 1,030 1,512  2,542  3,257 1,311 1,328
18 to 21 years 10,313 1,204 1,801  3,005  4,117 1,625 1,566
Over 21 years 16,330 1,854 2,694  4,548  6,791 2,637 2,354
No. of discharges  39,427 4,621 6,829 11,450 15,838 6,184 5,955
Column percent
12 years or under   3.8   4.0   4.0   4.0   3.6   3.6   3.7
13 to 14 years   7.3   7.5   8.0   7.8   6.9   6.3   8.1
15 to 17 years  21.4  22.3  22.1  22.2  20.6  21.2  22.3
18 to 21 years  26.2  26.1  26.4  26.2  26.0  26.3  26.3
Over 21 years  41.4  40.1  39.4  39.7  42.9  42.6  39.5
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
12 years or under 100.0  12.6  18.5  31.1  38.8  15.1  15.1
13 to 14 years 100.0  12.1  19.1  31.2  38.3  13.5  16.9
15 to 17 years 100.0  12.2  17.9  30.1  38.6  15.5  15.7
18 to 21 years 100.0  11.7  17.5  29.1  39.9  15.8  15.2
Over 21 years 100.0  11.4  16.5  27.9  41.6  16.1  14.4
Total  100.0  11.7  17.3  29.0  40.2  15.7  15.1
Median length of stay (days)
12 years or under  88 138  62  62 115 111
13 to 14 years 115 167  96  78 176 165
15 to 17 years 117 157 113  84 169 148
18 to 21 years 132 181 122  93 201 161
Over 21 years 140 203 125 100 211 175
Total  128 181 120    91 195 161
Average length of stay (days)
12 years or under 208 223 194 180 268 224
13 to 14 years 224 267 212 174 281 276
15 to 17 years 238 266 232 197 291 271
18 to 21 years 248 282 243 205 305 283
Over 21 years 254 316 252 202 315 287
Total  245 288 239   199 303 279
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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