Table 3.2
Discharges from outpatient treatment.
Characteristics at admission, by reason for discharge: TEDS 2007
Number 
[Based on linked admission and discharge data reported by 45 States and jurisdictions that offered outpatient 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 outpatient treatment discharges 730,709 278,683 99,815 224,995 52,661 74,555
Gender
Male 492,819 195,484 61,297 148,613 36,031 51,394
Female 237,687  83,123 38,495  76,315 16,616 23,138
No. of discharges 730,506 278,607 99,792 224,928 52,647 74,532
Age at admission
Under 21 years 141,950  53,345 19,930  42,035 10,813 15,827
21 to 30 years 220,392  84,999 28,335  66,852 16,824 23,382
31 to 40 years 163,760  60,325 22,790  52,450 11,604 16,591
41 to 50 years 147,363  55,101 21,204  47,039 10,084 13,935
Over 50 years  56,714  24,649  7,518  16,503  3,259  4,785
No. of discharges 730,179 278,419 99,777 224,879 52,584 74,520
Race/ethnicity
White (non-Hispanic) 430,805 176,343 57,360 121,748 29,050 46,304
Black (non-Hispanic) 147,807  45,658 21,835  50,197 13,877 16,240
Hispanic origin  96,778  35,563 11,617  36,706  6,266  6,626
Other  42,016  15,983  5,579  14,522  2,603  3,329
No. of discharges 717,406 273,547 96,391 223,173 51,796 72,499
Primary substance
Alcohol 293,737 136,200 32,196  77,832 19,887 27,622
Opiates  57,634  12,675 11,228  22,333  4,865  6,533
Marijuana 175,598  63,266 23,631  54,355 14,805 19,541
Cocaine  91,483  25,130 15,494  32,144  7,956 10,759
Stimulants  79,986  28,333 13,449  29,664  3,477  5,063
Other/unknown  32,271  13,079  3,817   8,667  1,671  5,037
No. of discharges 730,709 278,683 99,815 224,995 52,661 74,555
Frequency of use in past month
No use 301,315 133,048 35,763  83,777 20,479 28,248
Some use 279,630 102,417 39,044  91,084 20,751 26,334
Daily use 122,628  31,685 22,234  43,431  9,807 15,471
No. of discharges 703,573 267,150 97,041 218,292 51,037 70,053
No. of prior treatment episodes
None 340,722 141,110 46,325  98,497 22,996 31,794
1 or more 313,928 101,518 48,161 104,210 24,005 36,034
No. of discharges 654,650 242,628 94,486 202,707 47,001 67,828
Treatment referral source
Criminal justice/DUI 390,861 178,668 47,188  98,136 27,283 39,586
Individual 140,237  37,541 22,077  55,869  9,368 15,382
Health care/community 189,853  59,185 28,701  68,300 15,206 18,461
No. of discharges 720,951 275,394 97,966 222,305 51,857 73,429
Employment status
Employed 271,392 131,027 26,653  71,344 18,980 23,388
Unemployed/Not in labor force 452,252 144,176 72,529 152,096 33,051 50,400
No. of discharges 723,644 275,203 99,182 223,440 52,031 73,788
Years of education
Fewer than 12 years 292,567 100,631 42,739  95,186 23,187 30,824
12 years (or GED) 282,389 110,649 37,392  85,572 19,705 29,071
More than 12 years 149,795  65,355 18,996  42,095  9,447 13,902
No. of discharges 724,751 276,635 99,127 222,853 52,339 73,797
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). Data received through 8.31.09.

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