Table 3.3
Discharges from outpatient treatment.
Characteristics at admission, by treatment completion/transfer: TEDS 2006
Number, percent distribution, treatment completion/transfer rate, and median LOS
[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 No. of
outpatient
treatment
discharges
Completed treatment
or transferred
to further treatment
(percent distribution)
Did not complete
treatment or transfer
to further treatment
(percent distribution)
Rate of treatment
completion or
transfer to further
treatment
Median LOS
(days) among
treatment
completers
618,662      51.9 121
Gender        
Male 422,860  69.1  67.5  52.5 120
Female 195,658  30.9  32.5  50.6 126
618,518 100.0 100.0  51.9 121
Age at admission        
Under 21 years 122,459  20.0  19.6  52.4 106
21 to 30 years 183,164  29.2  30.1  51.1 122
31 to 40 years 143,511  22.6  23.8  50.6 128
41 to 50 years 124,691  20.3  20.0  52.2 127
Over 50 years  44,482   7.9   6.5  56.8 126
618,307 100.0 100.0  51.9 121
Race/ethnicity        
White (non-Hispanic) 362,179  62.1  55.1  54.8 115
Black (non-Hispanic) 126,812  18.0  23.4  45.3 120
Hispanic origin  92,193  14.3  15.7  49.6 148
Other  35,231   5.6   5.8  51.0 129
616,415 100.0 100.0  51.9 121
Primary substance        
Alcohol 244,967  44.8  34.0  58.6 117
Opiates  43,658   5.6   8.7  40.9 136
Marijuana 148,393  22.9  25.2  49.5 116
Cocaine  77,606  10.6  14.6  43.9 127
Stimulants  75,555  12.0  12.4  51.1 155
Other/unknown  28,483   4.2   5.1  46.8 105
618,662 100.0 100.0  51.9 121
Frequency of use in past month        
No use 245,313  45.3  37.6  56.7 122
Some use 242,279  39.9  42.3  50.6 121
Daily use 102,537  14.8  20.1  44.5 125
590,129 100.0 100.0  52.1 122
No. of prior treatment episodes        
None 265,018  57.9  51.2  58.5 111
1 or more 217,672  42.1  48.8  51.8 121
482,690 100.0 100.0  55.5 114
Treatment referral source        
Criminal justice/DUI 335,200  61.7  48.5  58.0 123
Individual 117,278  15.9  23.1  42.8 113
Health care/community 152,730  22.3  28.4  46.0 119
605,208 100.0 100.0  52.1 121
Employment status        
Employed 233,471  43.2  32.9  58.7 121
Unemployed/Not in labor force 376,749  56.8  67.1  47.8 122
610,220 100.0 100.0  52.0 121
Years of education        
Fewer than 12 years 250,879  38.8  43.5  49.1 121
12 years (or GED) 235,308  38.9  38.1  52.5 122
More than 12 years 124,892  22.3  18.4  56.8 119
  611,079 100.0 100.0  52.0 121.0
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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