Table 10.11
Year 2004 discharges from METHADONE DETOXIFICATION1
by education (aged 18 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.]
Years of education Total Reason for discharge, transfer, or discontinuance of treatment
Completed Transferred Completed or
transferred
Dropped
out
Terminated Other
Total discharges
aged 18 and over
17,963 4,035 2,364 6,399 9,480 155 1,929
Number
0 to 8 years  1,224   279   151   430   677   9   108
9 to 11 year  5,357 1,173   592 1,765 3,010  38   544
12 years (or GED)  8,218 1,885 1,075 2,960 4,262  75   921
More than 12 years  3,122   680   540 1,220 1,516  33   353
No. of discharges  17,921 4,017 2,358 6,375 9,465 155 1,926
Column percent
0 to 8 years   6.8   6.9   6.4   6.7   7.2   5.8   5.6
9 to 11 year  29.9  29.2  25.1  27.7  31.8  24.5  28.2
12 years (or GED)  45.9  46.9  45.6  46.4  45.0  48.4  47.8
More than 12 years  17.4  16.9  22.9  19.1  16.0  21.3  18.3
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
0 to 8 years 100.0  22.8  12.3  35.1  55.3   0.7   8.8
9 to 11 year 100.0  21.9  11.1  32.9  56.2   0.7  10.2
12 years (or GED) 100.0  22.9  13.1  36.0  51.9   0.9  11.2
More than 12 years 100.0  21.8  17.3  39.1  48.6   1.1  11.3
Total  100.0  22.4  13.2  35.6  52.8   0.9  10.7
Median length of stay (days)
0 to 8 years  17  20  14  14   9  18
9 to 11 year  15  20  15  12  83  18
12 years (or GED)  16  20  15  13  76  18
More than 12 years  17  20  15  14  45  18
Total   16  20  15    13  71  18
Average length of stay (days)
0 to 8 years  51  34  84  53  35  42
9 to 11 year  37  35  54  34 122  36
12 years (or GED)  34  33  52  31 112  29
More than 12 years  39  40  54  34 109  30
Total   37  35  55    34 109  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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