Table 3.2
Discharges from outpatient treatment.
Characteristics at admission, by reason for discharge: TEDS 2006
Number 
[Based on linked admission and discharge data reported by 41 States and jurisdictions that offered outpatient substance abuse treatment and reported these data to TEDS.]
Characteristics at admission Reason for discharge (number)
Total Completed Transferred
 to further
treatment
Dropped out Terminated
by facility
Other
All outpatient treatment discharges 618,662 249,244 71,688 177,339 55,914 64,477
Gender
Male 422,860 176,658 45,158 117,674 39,137 44,233
Female 195,658  72,543 26,518  59,611 16,766 20,220
No. of discharges 618,518 249,201 71,676 177,285 55,903 64,453
Age at admission
Under 21 years 122,459  49,069 15,131  33,431 11,271 13,557
21 to 30 years 183,164  73,851 19,834  51,649 17,678 20,152
31 to 40 years 143,511  55,502 17,055  43,163 13,007 14,784
41 to 50 years 124,691  50,028 15,012  36,851 10,714 12,086
Over 50 years  44,482  20,629  4,623  12,170  3,212  3,848
No. of discharges 618,307 249,079 71,655 177,264 55,882 64,427
Race/ethnicity
White (non-Hispanic) 362,179 158,534 40,097  93,015 30,581 39,952
Black (non-Hispanic) 126,812  40,808 16,624  39,372 15,599 14,409
Hispanic origin  92,193  35,342 10,415  32,555  7,076  6,805
Other  35,231  13,705  4,252  11,944  2,480  2,850
No. of discharges 616,415 248,389 71,388 176,886 55,736 64,016
Primary substance
Alcohol 244,967 122,143 21,526  57,796 20,214 23,288
Opiates  43,658  10,775  7,102  15,720  4,989  5,072
Marijuana 148,393  56,116 17,323  42,059 16,009 16,886
Cocaine  77,606  22,195 11,842  25,634  8,927  9,008
Stimulants  75,555  26,667 11,921  27,595  4,052  5,320
Other/unknown  28,483  11,348  1,974   8,535  1,723  4,903
No. of discharges 618,662 249,244 71,688 177,339 55,914 64,477
Frequency of use in past month
No use 245,313 114,154 24,969  61,579 20,835 23,776
Some use 242,279  93,820 28,882  74,796 22,085 22,696
Daily use 102,537  29,686 15,906  33,282 10,780 12,883
No. of discharges 590,129 237,660 69,757 169,657 53,700 59,355
No. of prior treatment episodes
None 265,018 123,206 31,883  63,103 21,068 25,758
1 or more 217,672  82,817 30,037  58,282 20,147 26,389
No. of discharges 482,690 206,023 61,920 121,385 41,215 52,147
Treatment referral source
Criminal justice/DUI 335,200 157,729 36,754  76,746 29,860 34,111
Individual 117,278  34,902 15,332  43,764 10,360 12,920
Health care/community 152,730  51,816 18,502  52,676 14,353 15,383
No. of discharges 605,208 244,447 70,588 173,186 54,573 62,414
Employment status
Employed 233,471 118,165 18,936  56,221 19,953 20,196
Unemployed/Not in labor force 376,749 127,921 52,311 118,332 35,219 42,966
No. of discharges 610,220 246,086 71,247 174,553 55,172 63,162
Years of education
Fewer than 12 years 250,879  91,621 31,517  75,815 24,717 27,209
12 years (or GED) 235,308  98,038 25,484  66,282 20,878 24,626
More than 12 years 124,892  57,001 13,977  32,619  9,836 11,459
No. of discharges 611,079 246,660 70,978 174,716 55,431 63,294
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). Data received through 9.03.08.

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