Table 2.4
Admissions aged 12 and older by frequency of use and route of administration, according to primary substance of abuse: TEDS 2008
Percent distribution
[Based on administrative data reported to TEDS by all reporting States and jurisdictions.]
Frequency of use and route of
administration
All admis-
sions
Primary substance at admission
Alcohol Opiates Cocaine Mari-
juana/
hashish
Metham-
phetamine/
amphet-
amine
Tran-
quil-
izers
Seda-
tives
Hallu-
cino-
gens
PCP Inhal-
ants
Other/
none
speci-
fied
Alcohol
only
Secon-
dary
drug
Heroin Other
opiates
Smoked
cocaine
Other
route
Total  1,893,640 437,204 347,058 267,335 111,251 152,819 61,152 321,648 121,485 11,234 4,416 1,709 3,853 1,224 51,252
Frequency of use            
No use in the past month  29.0  26.2  27.4  16.2  20.4  30.7  42.0  37.0  49.1  20.4  26.3  50.3  39.5  30.8  38.2
1-3 times in the past month  12.6  15.6  13.1   3.8   5.4  12.1  15.8  16.6  15.7   7.3   9.6  13.3  17.2  19.2   8.1
1-2 times per week   9.2  12.9  10.3   2.7   3.6   9.3  10.2  10.3   9.3   4.4   6.5   7.2   9.7  11.0   7.1
3-6 times per week  11.5  13.0  13.0   6.2   9.5  13.9  11.5  12.0  10.9   8.8  12.7  10.4  11.0  12.5  11.2
Daily  37.8  32.3  36.1  71.2  61.1  33.9  20.5  24.1  15.1  59.1  44.9  18.9  22.5  26.6  35.4
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
No. of admissions  1,824,904 427,923 342,836 266,028 108,151 152,172 60,185 315,032 120,030 10,929 4,292 1,673 3,774 1,201 10,678
Route of administration            
Oral  48.4  99.5  99.6   1.3  69.5      - -   5.5   2.3   5.0  93.5  90.7  69.9   5.8   8.0  60.7
Smoking  30.4   0.2   0.2   2.5   1.8 100.0      - -  96.6  66.2   2.2   3.1  18.8  91.9   5.2  17.5
Inhalation  11.7   0.2   0.1  30.8  17.0      - -  81.6   0.8   9.1   3.3   3.2   4.7   1.8  79.6   6.6
Injection   9.1      *   0.1  64.9  10.7      - -  10.3   0.1  19.0   0.7   2.7   5.4   0.4   6.1   4.5
Other   0.4   0.1      *   0.5   1.0      - -   2.6   0.2   0.7   0.3   0.3   1.1   0.1   1.1  10.7
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
No. of admissions  1,833,522 428,790 344,742 265,859 109,597 152,819 59,753 320,014 120,737 11,132 4,324 1,689 3,784 1,207  9,075
* Less than 0.05 percent.
- -  Quantity is zero.
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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