Table 6.2
Discharges from long-term residential treatment.
Characteristics at admission, by reason for discharge: TEDS 2007
Number 
[Based on linked admission and discharge data reported by 44 States and jurisdictions that offered long-term residential 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 long-term residential
treatment discharges
132,160 60,496 18,450 34,767 11,291 7,156
Gender
Male  85,771 39,942 10,986 22,365  7,826 4,652
Female  46,351 20,534  7,462 12,391  3,462 2,502
No. of discharges 132,122 60,476 18,448 34,756 11,288 7,154
Age at admission
Under 21 years  17,809  8,053  2,407  4,220  1,933 1,196
21 to 30 years  38,597 16,462  5,623 10,735  3,692 2,085
31 to 40 years  34,127 15,330  4,730  9,518  2,775 1,774
41 to 50 years  31,562 15,279  4,278  8,079  2,307 1,619
Over 50 years   9,875  5,278  1,406  2,165    559   467
No. of discharges 131,970 60,402 18,444 34,717 11,266 7,141
Race/ethnicity
White (non-Hispanic)  70,873 34,423  9,692 16,249  6,302 4,207
Black (non-Hispanic)  30,139 12,166  4,076  9,209  2,857 1,831
Hispanic origin  19,540  8,651  2,530  6,550  1,162   647
Other  10,605  4,785  1,943  2,596    882   399
No. of discharges 131,157 60,025 18,241 34,604 11,203 7,084
Primary substance
Alcohol  37,291 18,749  5,235  8,223  3,152 1,932
Opiates  21,111  8,480  2,487  6,548  2,336 1,260
Marijuana  17,276  7,705  2,240  4,200  1,913 1,218
Cocaine  29,117 12,247  3,913  8,538  2,602 1,817
Stimulants  24,875 12,216  4,275  6,696  1,027   661
Other/unknown   2,490  1,099    300    562    261   268
No. of discharges 132,160 60,496 18,450 34,767 11,291 7,156
Frequency of use in past month
No use  45,938 22,954  6,477  9,698  4,627 2,182
Some use  43,652 20,056  6,709 12,572  2,561 1,754
Daily use  41,582 17,092  5,180 12,285  3,997 3,028
No. of discharges 131,172 60,102 18,366 34,555 11,185 6,964
No. of prior treatment episodes
None  41,340 19,781  6,322 10,128  2,572 2,537
1 or more  79,945 34,433 11,571 22,203  7,545 4,193
No. of discharges 121,285 54,214 17,893 32,331 10,117 6,730
Treatment referral source
Criminal justice/DUI  49,228 23,877  7,401 11,555  3,755 2,640
Individual  33,713 14,887  4,511 10,248  2,021 2,046
Health care/community  47,379 20,886  6,300 12,579  5,306 2,308
No. of discharges 130,320 59,650 18,212 34,382 11,082 6,994
Employment status
Employed  10,605  5,984  1,378  2,034    692   517
Unemployed/Not in labor force 120,541 53,994 17,011 32,483 10,492 6,561
No. of discharges 131,146 59,978 18,389 34,517 11,184 7,078
Years of education
Fewer than 12 years  51,686 22,113  7,398 14,676  4,591 2,908
12 years (or GED)  51,815 24,075  7,222 13,393  4,364 2,761
More than 12 years  27,838 13,956  3,779  6,450  2,249 1,404
No. of discharges 131,339 60,144 18,399 34,519 11,204 7,073
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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