Table 5.3
Discharges from short-term residential 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 39 States and jurisdictions that offered short-term residential substance abuse treatment and reported these data to TEDS.]
Characteristics at admission No. of
short-term
residential
 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
157,639      74.3 27
Gender        
Male 104,961  67.4  64.3  75.2 27
Female  52,671  32.6  35.7  72.5 27
157,632 100.0 100.0  74.3 27
Age at admission        
Under 21 years  19,115  11.3  14.5  69.4 28
21 to 30 years  42,298  25.5  30.6  70.7 27
31 to 40 years  41,952  26.5  27.0  74.0 27
41 to 50 years  40,964  27.4  21.8  78.4 27
Over 50 years  13,201   9.2   6.0  81.5 26
157,530 100.0 100.0  74.3 27
Race/ethnicity        
White (non-Hispanic)  97,921  63.1  59.9  75.3 27
Black (non-Hispanic)  36,561  22.8  24.5  72.9 27
Hispanic origin  15,922   9.8  11.0  72.2 27
Other   6,833   4.3   4.6  72.9 28
157,237 100.0 100.0  74.3 27
Primary substance        
Alcohol  60,469  41.6  29.0  80.6 27
Opiates  24,381  14.0  19.8  67.2 26
Marijuana  17,805  10.8  12.8  70.8 28
Cocaine  36,448  22.5  25.0  72.2 27
Stimulants  14,274   8.6  10.3  70.8 28
Other/unknown   4,262   2.6   3.1  70.9 28
157,639 100.0 100.0  74.3 27
Frequency of use in past month        
No use  19,325  13.2  10.6  78.4 28
Some use  50,200  33.1  30.7  75.8 27
Daily use  84,992  53.7  58.7  72.7 26
154,517 100.0 100.0  74.4 27
No. of prior treatment episodes        
None  51,944  44.8  46.5  73.7 28
1 or more  62,875  55.2  53.5  75.1 27
114,819 100.0 100.0  74.5 27
Treatment referral source        
Criminal justice/DUI  31,822  21.8  18.4  77.3 28
Individual  44,758  28.5  32.2  71.8 26
Health care/community  75,456  49.7  49.4  74.3 27
152,036 100.0 100.0  74.2 27
Employment status        
Employed  24,573  17.4  11.4  81.6 25
Unemployed/Not in labor force 130,593  82.6  88.6  73.0 27
155,166 100.0 100.0  74.4 27
Years of education        
Fewer than 12 years  54,820  33.1  40.7  70.3 27
12 years (or GED)  61,256  39.5  38.4  75.0 27
More than 12 years  40,167  27.4  20.9  79.2 27
  156,243 100.0 100.0  74.4 27
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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