Table 9.2
Discharges from outpatient medication-assisted opioid therapy.
Characteristics at admission, by reason for discharge: TEDS 2007
Number 
[Based on linked admission and discharge data reported by 38 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 59,190 7,385 11,497 24,742 7,230 8,336
Gender
Male 36,832 4,453  6,524 15,811 4,630 5,414
Female 22,345 2,930  4,971  8,924 2,600 2,920
No. of discharges 59,177 7,383 11,495 24,735 7,230 8,334
Age at admission
Under 21 years  1,529   272    259    632   184   182
21 to 30 years 14,803 2,238  2,900  5,919 1,769 1,977
31 to 40 years 15,914 1,940  3,052  6,512 2,105 2,305
41 to 50 years 17,455 1,969  3,272  7,506 2,200 2,508
Over 50 years  9,429   956  2,003  4,153   964 1,353
No. of discharges 59,130 7,375 11,486 24,722 7,222 8,325
Race/ethnicity
White (non-Hispanic) 30,146 4,468  6,215 11,895 3,549 4,019
Black (non-Hispanic) 12,352   999  2,477  5,207 1,801 1,868
Hispanic origin 13,783 1,593  2,286  6,246 1,582 2,076
Other  2,570   272    470  1,279   248   301
No. of discharges 58,851 7,332 11,448 24,627 7,180 8,264
Primary substance
Alcohol    891   372    119    234    60   106
Opiates 56,565 6,630 11,093 23,869 6,962 8,011
Marijuana    372   112     51    114    28    67
Cocaine    537   120     82    200    59    76
Stimulants    178    67     29     59    10    13
Other/unknown    647    84    123    266   111    63
No. of discharges 59,190 7,385 11,497 24,742 7,230 8,336
Frequency of use in past month
No use  8,358 1,530  1,982  2,689   876 1,281
Some use  8,700 1,131  1,894  3,787   797 1,091
Daily use 41,205 4,450  7,474 18,026 5,402 5,853
No. of discharges 58,263 7,111 11,350 24,502 7,075 8,225
No. of prior treatment episodes
None 13,423 1,958  2,746  5,584 1,411 1,724
1 or more 39,667 4,858  7,554 17,129 4,559 5,567
No. of discharges 53,090 6,816 10,300 22,713 5,970 7,291
Treatment referral source
Criminal justice/DUI  3,066   702    483  1,059   354   468
Individual 43,101 4,895  8,267 18,971 5,273 5,695
Health care/community 11,924 1,576  2,527  4,382 1,380 2,059
No. of discharges 58,091 7,173 11,277 24,412 7,007 8,222
Employment status
Employed 15,676 2,433  3,033  6,765 1,865 1,580
Unemployed/Not in labor force 42,876 4,760  8,378 17,788 5,299 6,651
No. of discharges 58,552 7,193 11,411 24,553 7,164 8,231
Years of education
Fewer than 12 years 21,499 2,321  3,982  9,206 2,756 3,234
12 years (or GED) 25,179 3,355  4,694 10,605 2,993 3,532
More than 12 years 11,866 1,637  2,674  4,702 1,361 1,492
No. of discharges 58,544 7,313 11,350 24,513 7,110 8,258
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). Data received through 8.2.09.

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