Table 6.3
Discharges from long-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 40 States and jurisdictions that offered long-term residential substance abuse treatment and reported these data to TEDS.]
Characteristics at admission No. of long-
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
127,253      57.4  90
Gender        
Male  82,697  64.3  65.9  56.8  90
Female  44,498  35.7  34.1  58.5  89
127,195 100.0 100.0  57.4  90
Age at admission        
Under 21 years  18,277  14.1  14.8  56.2  90
21 to 30 years  35,939  27.1  29.9  55.0  90
31 to 40 years  34,574  26.6  28.0  56.1  90
41 to 50 years  30,046  24.7  22.2  60.0  90
Over 50 years   8,327   7.6   5.2  66.4  87
127,163 100.0 100.0  57.4  90
Race/ethnicity        
White (non-Hispanic)  66,687  55.4  49.2  60.2  89
Black (non-Hispanic)  30,957  21.9  28.0  51.2 103
Hispanic origin  19,119  14.5  16.0  54.8  90
Other   9,632   8.2   6.8  61.6  82
126,395 100.0 100.0  57.3  90
Primary substance        
Alcohol  33,628  28.7  23.3  62.4  82
Opiates  20,036  13.5  18.8  49.1 109
Marijuana  16,894  12.8  13.9  55.3  94
Cocaine  29,551  21.0  26.2  52.0  90
Stimulants  24,582  21.9  15.8  65.0  90
Other/unknown   2,562   2.1   2.0  58.6  89
127,253 100.0 100.0  57.4  90
Frequency of use in past month        
No use  41,923  35.3  30.9  60.6  99
Some use  40,583  33.4  31.0  59.2  84
Daily use  42,942  31.4  38.1  52.6  86
125,448 100.0 100.0  57.4  90
No. of prior treatment episodes        
None  39,770  39.1  33.8  64.6  76
1 or more  67,551  60.9  66.2  59.3  89
107,321 100.0 100.0  61.3  88
Treatment referral source        
Criminal justice/DUI  46,064  39.1  33.9  60.8  93
Individual  33,476  25.7  28.3  55.0  70
Health care/community  45,350  35.2  37.8  55.6  90
124,890 100.0 100.0  57.3  90
Employment status        
Employed  11,118  10.3   6.8  67.0  60
Unemployed/Not in labor force 114,715  89.7  93.2  56.4  90
125,833 100.0 100.0  57.4  90
Years of education        
Fewer than 12 years  51,671  38.9  43.4  54.7  90
12 years (or GED)  49,413  39.4  38.5  58.0  90
More than 12 years  25,498  21.6  18.1  61.6  81
  126,582 100.0 100.0  57.4  90
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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