Table 10.5
Year 2004 discharges from METHADONE DETOXIFICATION1
by primary substance at admission, 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.]
Primary substance at admission Total Reason for discharge, transfer, or discontinuance of treatment
Completed Transferred Completed or
transferred
Dropped
out
Terminated Other
Total discharges 17,976 4,041 2,368 6,409 9,482 156 1,929
Number
Alcohol     198   107    49   156    34   2     6
Opiates  17,480 3,744 2,259 6,003 9,410 148 1,919
Cocaine     109    49    34    83    22   3     1
Marijuana/hashish      17    13     2    15     1   1     - -
Stimulants     106    87    14   101     3   1     1
Other/unknown      66    41    10    51    12   1     2
No. of discharges   17,976 4,041 2,368 6,409 9,482 156 1,929
Column percent
Alcohol   1.1   2.6   2.1   2.4   0.4   1.3   0.3
Opiates  97.2  92.7  95.4  93.7  99.2  94.9  99.5
Cocaine   0.6   1.2   1.4   1.3   0.2   1.9   0.1
Marijuana/hashish   0.1   0.3   0.1   0.2      *   0.6      - -
Stimulants   0.6   2.2   0.6   1.6      *   0.6   0.1
Other/unknown   0.4   1.0   0.4   0.8   0.1   0.6   0.1
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
Alcohol 100.0  54.0  24.7  78.8  17.2   1.0   3.0
Opiates 100.0  21.4  12.9  34.3  53.8   0.8  11.0
Cocaine 100.0  45.0  31.2  76.1  20.2   2.8   0.9
Marijuana/hashish 100.0  76.5  11.8  88.2   5.9   5.9      - -
Stimulants 100.0  82.1  13.2  95.3   2.8   0.9   0.9
Other/unknown 100.0  62.1  15.2  77.3  18.2   1.5   3.0
Total  100.0  22.5  13.2  35.7  52.7   0.9  10.7
Median length of stay (days)
Alcohol   5   5   5   3   9   2
Opiates  16  20  15  13  76  18
Cocaine   5   7   6   3   3   1
Marijuana/hashish   8   7 401   4  19   - -
Stimulants   5   6   3   3  19   5
Other/unknown   6   6   4  28  24  16
Total   16  20  15    13  69  18
Average length of stay (days)
Alcohol  59  19 109 129   9   3
Opiates  37  35  53  33 113  32
Cocaine 123 106 126 172  39   1
Marijuana/hashish 129 105 401   4  19   - -
Stimulants   9  10   4   8  19   5
Other/unknown  20  12   4  62  24  16
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).
* 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 2.1.2006.

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