Table 6.2
Discharges from long-term residential treatment.
Characteristics at admission, by reason for discharge: TEDS 2006
Number 
[Based on linked admission and discharge data reported by 40 States and jurisdictions that offered long-term residential 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 long-term residential
treatment discharges
127,253 55,909 17,089 36,361 11,275 6,619
Gender
Male  82,697 36,589 10,353 23,702  7,706 4,347
Female  44,498 19,302  6,726 12,636  3,564 2,270
No. of discharges 127,195 55,891 17,079 36,338 11,270 6,617
Age at admission
Under 21 years  18,277  7,887  2,377  4,598  2,194 1,221
21 to 30 years  35,939 14,670  5,085 10,843  3,442 1,899
31 to 40 years  34,574 14,862  4,523 10,580  2,921 1,688
41 to 50 years  30,046 14,054  3,963  8,375  2,267 1,387
Over 50 years   8,327  4,388  1,137  1,943    438   421
No. of discharges 127,163 55,861 17,085 36,339 11,262 6,616
Race/ethnicity
White (non-Hispanic)  66,687 31,143  8,976 16,621  6,132 3,815
Black (non-Hispanic)  30,957 12,024  3,812 10,269  3,091 1,761
Hispanic origin  19,119  8,112  2,360  6,767  1,249   631
Other   9,632  4,086  1,851  2,573    742   380
No. of discharges 126,395 55,365 16,999 36,230 11,214 6,587
Primary substance
Alcohol  33,628 16,535  4,446  8,047  2,906 1,694
Opiates  20,036  7,726  2,104  6,747  2,313 1,146
Marijuana  16,894  7,148  2,193  4,404  2,003 1,146
Cocaine  29,551 11,651  3,709  9,575  2,783 1,833
Stimulants  24,582 11,598  4,387  6,992  1,053   552
Other/unknown   2,562  1,251    250    596    217   248
No. of discharges 127,253 55,909 17,089 36,361 11,275 6,619
Frequency of use in past month
No use  41,923 19,804  5,585  9,927  4,445 2,162
Some use  40,583 17,893  6,134 12,537  2,463 1,556
Daily use  42,942 17,384  5,206 13,485  4,163 2,704
No. of discharges 125,448 55,081 16,925 35,949 11,071 6,422
No. of prior treatment episodes
None  39,770 19,404  6,296  9,572  2,344 2,154
1 or more  67,551 30,084  9,971 18,134  5,880 3,482
No. of discharges 107,321 49,488 16,267 27,706  8,224 5,636
Treatment referral source
Criminal justice/DUI  46,064 21,225  6,780 11,849  3,598 2,612
Individual  33,476 13,941  4,463 11,122  2,191 1,759
Health care/community  45,350 19,602  5,596 12,862  5,178 2,112
No. of discharges 124,890 54,768 16,839 35,833 10,967 6,483
Employment status
Employed  11,118  6,015  1,435  2,431    740   497
Unemployed/Not in labor force 114,715 49,177 15,546 33,567 10,365 6,060
No. of discharges 125,833 55,192 16,981 35,998 11,105 6,557
Years of education
Fewer than 12 years  51,671 21,277  6,999 15,828  4,853 2,714
12 years (or GED)  49,413 22,033  6,607 14,066  4,185 2,522
More than 12 years  25,498 12,301  3,415  6,286  2,184 1,312
No. of discharges 126,582 55,611 17,021 36,180 11,222 6,548
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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