Table 8.3
Discharges from detoxification.
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 substance abuse detoxification and reported these data to TEDS.]
Characteristics at admission No. of
detoxifica-
tion
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
349,381      77.7  4
Gender        
Male 263,638  75.2  76.5  77.4  4
Female  85,715  24.8  23.5  78.6  5
349,353 100.0 100.0  77.7  4
Age at admission        
Under 21 years  12,217   3.4   4.0  74.4  5
21 to 30 years  70,315  18.9  24.4  72.9  5
31 to 40 years  99,561  28.0  30.3  76.2  4
41 to 50 years 118,719  35.1  30.3  80.1  4
Over 50 years  48,433  14.7  11.0  82.3  4
349,245 100.0 100.0  77.7  4
Race/ethnicity        
White (non-Hispanic) 183,776  52.2  54.6  76.9  4
Black (non-Hispanic)  88,803  26.1  23.3  79.6  4
Hispanic origin  58,214  16.5  17.4  76.8  4
Other  17,586   5.1   4.8  78.9  3
348,379 100.0 100.0  77.7  4
Primary substance        
Alcohol 179,214  53.6  43.3  81.1  4
Opiates 104,878  27.9  37.5  72.1  5
Marijuana   5,991   1.7   1.9  75.0  5
Cocaine  38,947  11.2  11.0  78.0  4
Stimulants  12,338   3.4   3.9  75.5  5
Other/unknown   8,013   2.2   2.5  76.1  5
349,381 100.0 100.0  77.7  4
Frequency of use in past month        
No use   5,673   1.6   1.8  76.7  7
Some use  67,676  21.4  14.1  84.4  3
Daily use 268,265  77.0  84.1  76.6  5
341,614 100.0 100.0  78.1  4
No. of prior treatment episodes        
None  79,347  37.1  37.6  77.8  4
1 or more 134,020  62.9  62.4  78.1  4
213,367 100.0 100.0  78.0  4
Treatment referral source        
Criminal justice/DUI  29,088   8.6   8.4  78.0  3
Individual 214,044  60.8  70.0  75.0  5
Health care/community  97,527  30.7  21.6  83.1  4
340,659 100.0 100.0  77.6  4
Employment status        
Employed  49,817  15.6  13.0  80.6  4
Unemployed/Not in labor force 282,286  84.4  87.0  77.1  4
332,103 100.0 100.0  77.6  4
Years of education        
Fewer than 12 years 109,970  32.7  34.0  77.0  4
12 years (or GED) 148,849  44.4  45.9  77.0  4
More than 12 years  74,197  22.9  20.1  79.8  4
  333,016 100.0 100.0  77.6  4
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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