Table 3.3
Admissions aged 12-17 by age at admission and treatment referral source, according to primary substance of abuse: TEDS 2008
Column percent distribution
[Based on administrative data reported to TEDS by all reporting States and jurisdictions.]
Age at admission and treatment referral source All admis-
sions
aged
12-17
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 12-17 141,683 10,870 16,990 1,250 2,144 638 1,692 96,088 2,741 516 348 389 60 473 7,484
Age at admission            
12 years   1.4   3.2   0.8      - -   0.4   0.2   0.2   0.8   0.2   0.4   2.3   0.3      - -   6.1   9.0
13 years   4.6   8.3   3.8   0.7   2.2   1.1   1.3   3.9   1.5   4.3   6.3   1.3      - -  13.5  13.0
14 years  10.8  12.0   9.3   2.9   6.1   3.4   6.6  10.9   6.9  11.0  12.4   6.4  10.0  19.2  16.0
15 years  21.1  17.5  18.6  10.2  15.9  17.4  16.7  22.4  18.4  21.9  23.6  19.3  11.7  18.8  20.2
16 years  29.9  25.7  29.9  23.8  25.6  32.8  30.0  31.1  31.2  27.1  25.6  36.8  28.3  26.8  22.0
17 years  32.3  33.2  37.5  62.3  49.9  45.1  45.3  30.9  41.8  35.3  29.9  36.0  50.0  15.4  19.8
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
No. of admissions  141,683 10,870 16,990 1,250 2,144 638 1,692 96,088 2,741 516 348 389 60 473 7,484
Treatment referral source            
Criminal justice/DUI  48.2  40.0  45.7  29.5  27.5  43.0  38.4  52.0  42.8  37.5  32.9  33.1  46.7  26.6  33.7
Self- or individual  16.5  18.9  18.0  37.0  31.2  19.9  22.7  14.8  19.7  22.4  22.3  28.9  18.3  24.4  19.0
School (educational)  11.2  18.2  10.2   1.7   8.2   5.4   5.6  10.2   7.1  12.3  16.9   2.9   6.7  13.2  22.2
Alcohol/drug abuse
   care provider
  7.4   4.3   7.9  17.4  12.9  12.9  14.2   6.8   8.6   9.5   9.1  10.8   6.7   9.7  12.0
Other health care provider   4.7   4.0   5.7   6.6   9.6   7.3   7.2   4.3   5.3  10.1   8.8  10.2   3.3  11.2   4.5
Employer/EAP   0.1   0.1   0.1   0.1   0.2      - -   0.2   0.1      *      - -      - -      - -      - -      - -   0.1
Other community referral  12.0  14.6  12.3   7.7  10.3  11.5  11.7  11.8  16.5   8.1  10.0  14.2  18.3  14.9   8.6
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  139,255 10,742 16,696 1,233 2,106 628 1,673 94,630 2,687 504 319 381 60 463 7,133
*  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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