Table 5.7a
Heroin admissions by selected usual route of administration, according to age group and characteristics of first treatment episode: TEDS 1996-2006
Number
[Based on administrative data reported to TEDS by all reporting States and jurisdictions. See Table 4.2a.]
Usual route of administration,
age group, and
characteristics of first
treatment episode1
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Total heroin admissions 224,366 235,143 247,069 257,508 270,417 277,696 286,219 273,963 264,466 256,751 245,984
Injection
Age group 144,986 146,558 148,992 156,380 158,083 158,156 163,484 154,291 153,131 160,054 156,514
Under 20 years 2,438 3,576 4,636 4,681 4,815 4,704 4,760 4,534 4,798 5,175 4,725
20 to 29 years 26,289 29,256 32,255 35,806 37,966 42,002 45,642 45,518 49,014 53,207 54,880
30 to 39 years 57,975 54,515 51,676 51,816 50,234 48,589 47,645 43,306 41,132 42,607 40,634
40 years and over 58,284 59,211 60,425 64,077 65,068 62,861 65,437 60,933 58,187 59,065 56,275
First treatment episode (%) 18.7 18.3 18.7 19.5 19.9 19.4 20.3 19.9 19.7 23.2 23.6
Avg. years of use for clients in 1st treatment episode 14 yrs 14 yrs 14 yrs 14 yrs 13 yrs 13 yrs 12 yrs 13 yrs 12 yrs 13 yrs 13 yrs
Inhalation
Age group 57,480 63,910 69,324 71,091 80,633 87,059 88,253 87,200 80,526 83,992 78,097
Under 20 years 1,646 2,359 2,581 2,523 2,289 2,194 2,150 2,063 1,802 1,968 1,768
20 to 29 years 17,593 18,233 18,442 17,661 18,174 18,360 17,589 16,143 15,309 16,165 14,993
30 to 39 years 24,930 27,292 28,949 30,088 34,186 36,397 35,240 33,001 28,357 27,502 23,283
40 years and over 13,311 16,026 19,352 20,819 25,984 30,108 33,274 35,993 35,058 38,357 38,053
First treatment episode (%) 29.5 27.8 25.7 24.4 25.8 26.0 25.8 25.0 25.6 28.8 29.1
Avg. years of use for clients in 1st treatment episode 9 yrs 9 yrs 10 yrs 10 yrs 11 yrs 12 yrs 12 yrs 13 yrs 13 yrs 13 yrs 13 yrs
Smoking
Age group 5,133 5,963 6,129 7,077 7,180 6,597 6,516 6,360 5,740 5,639 5,388
Under 20 years 330 366 412 543 494 371 331 339 316 356 396
20 to 29 years 1,615 1,852 2,007 2,466 2,315 2,032 2,078 2,002 1,808 1,979 2,206
30 to 39 years 1,940 2,205 2,142 2,297 2,358 2,056 2,055 1,909 1,694 1,449 1,195
40 years and over 1,248 1,540 1,568 1,771 2,013 2,138 2,052 2,110 1,922 1,855 1,591
First treatment episode (%) 30.1 29.5 28.5 29.1 29.9 31.6 32.8 31.9 31.5 37.3 39.7
Avg. years of use for clients in 1st treatment episode 8 yrs 8 yrs 8 yrs 8 yrs 11 yrs 11 yrs 11 yrs 12 yrs 11 yrs 11 yrs 9 yrs
1 Usual route of administration and/or age group were not reported for all admissions.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). Data received through 10.9.07.

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