Table 2.9
Admissions aged 18 and older by education, according to primary substance of abuse: TEDS 2008
Percent distribution
[Based on administrative data reported to TEDS by all reporting States and jurisdictions.]
Education 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 admissions aged 18 and older 1,751,957 426,334 330,068 266,085 109,107 152,181 59,460 225,560 118,744 10,718 4,068 1,320 3,793 751 43,768
Highest school grade completed            
0 to 8   7.2   7.3   6.6   9.0   6.4   7.9   7.9   6.5   5.7   7.1   5.9   8.7   8.9   8.5   6.3
9 to 11  26.2  17.5  26.2  28.9  20.6  29.1  27.2  36.4  32.1  22.6  21.6  29.7  40.4  26.3  25.7
12 (or GED)  43.0  43.1  43.2  43.8  43.9  41.5  41.5  42.1  45.4  41.3  39.7  41.6  39.9  43.3  41.2
More than 12  23.6  32.1  24.0  18.4  29.1  21.6  23.5  15.0  16.8  29.0  32.8  20.0  10.8  21.8  26.8
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
Admissions aged 18 and older 1,698,142 412,270 322,688 258,645 105,247 150,332 58,380 219,351 116,799 10,252 3,995 1,298 3,738 737 34,410
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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