Table 10.10
Year 2004 discharges from METHADONE DETOXIFICATION1
by employment status (aged 16 and over), according to reason for discharge: TEDS 2004
Number, percent distribution, and median and average lengths of stay
[Based on linked admission and discharge data reported by 17 States and jurisdictions that offered methadone detoxification and reported these data to TEDS.]
Employment status Total Reason for discharge, transfer, or discontinuance of treatment
Completed Transferred Completed or
transferred
Dropped
out
Terminated Other
Total discharges
aged 16 and over
17,968 4,038 2,366 6,404 9,480 155 1,929
Number
Employed  5,300   918   902 1,820 2,798  55   627
Full time  3,672   657   423 1,080 2,081  43   468
Part time  1,628   261   479   740   717  12   159
Unemployed  5,293 1,203   534 1,737 2,784  66   706
Not in labor force  7,080 1,714   874 2,588 3,865  32   595
No. of discharges  17,673 3,835 2,310 6,145 9,447 153 1,928
Column percent
Employed  30.0  23.9  39.0  29.6  29.6  35.9  32.5
Full time  20.8  17.1  18.3  17.6  22.0  28.1  24.3
Part time   9.2   6.8  20.7  12.0   7.6   7.8   8.2
Unemployed  29.9  31.4  23.1  28.3  29.5  43.1  36.6
Not in labor force  40.1  44.7  37.8  42.1  40.9  20.9  30.9
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
Employed 100.0  17.3  17.0  34.3  52.8   1.0  11.8
Full time 100.0  17.9  11.5  29.4  56.7   1.2  12.7
Part time 100.0  16.0  29.4  45.5  44.0   0.7   9.8
Unemployed 100.0  22.7  10.1  32.8  52.6   1.2  13.3
Not in labor force 100.0  24.2  12.3  36.6  54.6   0.5   8.4
Total  100.0  21.7  13.1  34.8  53.5   0.9  10.9
Median length of stay (days)
Employed  16  20  17  13  76  18
Full time  16  20  14  13  91  18
Part time  17  20  19  12  47  17
Unemployed  14  20  13  11  80  18
Not in labor force  17  20  15  14  45  18
Total   16  20  15    13  71  18
Average length of stay (days)
Employed  34  33  36  32 132  30
Full time  36  33  45  33 143  30
Part time  29  33  28  27  91  30
Unemployed  32  35  49  26 114  27
Not in labor force  45  37  79  41  63  38
Total   37  36  55    34 110  32
1 Includes ambulatory detoxification (n = 15,960; 89 percent), free-standing residential detoxification (n = 1,797; 10 percent), and hospital detoxification (n = 219; 1 percent).
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). Data received through 2.1.2006.

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