Table 3.3
Discharges from outpatient treatment.
Characteristics at admission, by treatment completion/transfer: TEDS 2007
Number, percent distribution, treatment completion/transfer rate, and median LOS
[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 No. of
outpatient
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
730,709      51.8 118
Gender        
Male 492,819  67.9  67.0  52.1 117
Female 237,687  32.1  33.0  51.2 120
730,506 100.0 100.0  51.8 118
Age at admission        
Under 21 years 141,950  19.4  19.5  51.6 103
21 to 30 years 220,392  30.0  30.4  51.4 119
31 to 40 years 163,760  22.0  22.9  50.8 125
41 to 50 years 147,363  20.2  20.2  51.8 126
Over 50 years  56,714   8.5   7.0  56.7 121
730,179 100.0 100.0  51.8 118
Race/ethnicity        
White (non-Hispanic) 430,805  63.2  56.7  54.2 112
Black (non-Hispanic) 147,807  18.2  23.1  45.7 114
Hispanic origin  96,778  12.8  14.3  48.8 150
Other  42,016   5.8   5.9  51.3 129
717,406 100.0 100.0  51.6 118
Primary substance        
Alcohol 293,737  44.5  35.6  57.3 112
Opiates  57,634   6.3   9.6  41.5 128
Marijuana 175,598  23.0  25.2  49.5 114
Cocaine  91,483  10.7  14.4  44.4 126
Stimulants  79,986  11.0  10.8  52.2 164
Other/unknown  32,271   4.5   4.4  52.4  92
730,709 100.0 100.0  51.8 119
Frequency of use in past month        
No use 301,315  46.4  39.0  56.0 120
Some use 279,630  38.8  40.7  50.6 118
Daily use 122,628  14.8  20.2  44.0 124
703,573 100.0 100.0  51.8 120
No. of prior treatment episodes        
None 340,722  55.6  48.3  55.0 107
1 or more 313,928  44.4  51.7  47.7 115
654,650 100.0 100.0  51.5 111
Treatment referral source        
Criminal justice/DUI 390,861  60.5  47.5  57.8 120
Individual 140,237  16.0  23.2  42.5 107
Health care/community 189,853  23.5  29.3  46.3 114
720,951 100.0 100.0  51.8 118
Employment status        
Employed 271,392  42.1  32.6  58.1 119
Unemployed/Not in labor force 452,252  57.9  67.4  47.9 119
723,644 100.0 100.0  51.7 119
Years of education        
Fewer than 12 years 292,567  38.2  42.8  49.0 119
12 years (or GED) 282,389  39.4  38.5  52.4 120
More than 12 years 149,795  22.4  18.8  56.3 113
  724,751 100.0 100.0  51.8 118
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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