Table 9.2
Discharges from outpatient medication-assisted opioid therapy.
Characteristics at admission, by reason for discharge: TEDS 2006
Number 
[Based on linked admission and discharge data reported by 32 States and jurisdictions that offered outpatient medication-assisted opioid therapyand 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 outpatient medication-assisted opioid therapy discharges 58,551 7,239 10,340 24,249 8,317 8,406
Gender
Male 36,610 4,474  5,940 15,349 5,308 5,539
Female 21,928 2,764  4,394  8,895 3,008 2,867
No. of discharges 58,538 7,238 10,334 24,244 8,316 8,406
Age at admission
Under 21 years  1,695   280    237    651   256   271
21 to 30 years 13,845 1,994  2,436  5,427 2,036 1,952
31 to 40 years 16,387 1,964  2,782  6,822 2,504 2,315
41 to 50 years 18,057 2,011  3,229  7,681 2,529 2,607
Over 50 years  8,526   985  1,649  3,653   983 1,256
No. of discharges 58,510 7,234 10,333 24,234 8,308 8,401
Race/ethnicity
White (non-Hispanic) 29,398 4,322  5,242 11,590 4,196 4,048
Black (non-Hispanic) 13,546 1,066  2,481  5,677 2,235 2,087
Hispanic origin 13,276 1,575  2,187  5,888 1,610 2,016
Other  2,196   247    408  1,053   251   237
No. of discharges 58,416 7,210 10,318 24,208 8,292 8,388
Primary substance
Alcohol  1,044   479     95    264    97   109
Opiates 55,479 6,358  9,860 23,372 7,944 7,945
Marijuana    584   120     96    147    43   178
Cocaine    582   157     89    170    93    73
Stimulants    223    53     53     68    23    26
Other/unknown    639    72    147    228   117    75
No. of discharges 58,551 7,239 10,340 24,249 8,317 8,406
Frequency of use in past month
No use  6,934 1,292  1,603  2,160   838 1,041
Some use  8,968 1,472  1,796  3,672   909 1,119
Daily use 41,313 4,047  6,699 18,094 6,372 6,101
No. of discharges 57,215 6,811 10,098 23,926 8,119 8,261
No. of prior treatment episodes
None 12,171 1,963  2,217  4,800 1,685 1,506
1 or more 36,746 4,371  6,265 15,901 5,162 5,047
No. of discharges 48,917 6,334  8,482 20,701 6,847 6,553
Treatment referral source
Criminal justice/DUI  3,559   763    603  1,104   421   668
Individual 42,244 4,894  7,368 18,445 5,936 5,601
Health care/community 11,300 1,328  2,084  4,274 1,622 1,992
No. of discharges 57,103 6,985 10,055 23,823 7,979 8,261
Employment status
Employed 16,568 2,690  2,937  6,833 2,337 1,771
Unemployed/Not in labor force 40,988 4,254  7,267 17,098 5,855 6,514
No. of discharges 57,556 6,944 10,204 23,931 8,192 8,285
Years of education
Fewer than 12 years 21,139 2,190  3,652  8,925 3,123 3,249
12 years (or GED) 25,423 3,389  4,435 10,503 3,480 3,616
More than 12 years 11,221 1,579  2,096  4,574 1,498 1,474
No. of discharges 57,783 7,158 10,183 24,002 8,101 8,339
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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