Table 10.7
Year 2004 discharges from METHADONE DETOXIFICATION1
by age at first use, 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.]
Age at first use 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
12 years or under    104    35    30    65    35   3     1
13 to 14 years    191    68    48   116    62   6     7
15 to 16 years    337   118    55   173   141  15     8
17 to 18 years    424   126    90   216   175  20    13
19 to 20 years    317    84    55   139   144  24    10
21 to 25 years    560   145   115   260   249  33    18
Over 25 years    800   214   132   346   369  54    31
No. of discharges   2,733   790   525 1,315 1,175 155    88
Column percent
12 years or under   3.8   4.4   5.7   4.9   3.0   1.9   1.1
13 to 14 years   7.0   8.6   9.1   8.8   5.3   3.9   8.0
15 to 16 years  12.3  14.9  10.5  13.2  12.0   9.7   9.1
17 to 18 years  15.5  15.9  17.1  16.4  14.9  12.9  14.8
19 to 20 years  11.6  10.6  10.5  10.6  12.3  15.5  11.4
21 to 25 years  20.5  18.4  21.9  19.8  21.2  21.3  20.5
Over 25 years  29.3  27.1  25.1  26.3  31.4  34.8  35.2
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
12 years or under 100.0  33.7  28.8  62.5  33.7   2.9   1.0
13 to 14 years 100.0  35.6  25.1  60.7  32.5   3.1   3.7
15 to 16 years 100.0  35.0  16.3  51.3  41.8   4.5   2.4
17 to 18 years 100.0  29.7  21.2  50.9  41.3   4.7   3.1
19 to 20 years 100.0  26.5  17.4  43.8  45.4   7.6   3.2
21 to 25 years 100.0  25.9  20.5  46.4  44.5   5.9   3.2
Over 25 years 100.0  26.8  16.5  43.3  46.1   6.8   3.9
Total  100.0  28.9  19.2  48.1  43.0   5.7   3.2
Median length of stay (days)
12 years or under   7   7   6  23   2 196
13 to 14 years   8   6   7  19 117   7
15 to 16 years  18   8   7  25  91 147
17 to 18 years  26   7   8  35  67  32
19 to 20 years  26  13   8  27  70  32
21 to 25 years  28  29   6  33  71  17
Over 25 years  29  26  19  32  73  39
Total   26  12   7    30  71  33
Average length of stay (days)
12 years or under 185 177 232 166   4 196
13 to 14 years  96  42 168  96 149  78
15 to 16 years 112 100 124 105 156 249
17 to 18 years  82  74  89  81 118  80
19 to 20 years  78  60 105  73 105 108
21 to 25 years  76  76  67  79  79  85
Over 25 years  76  69  82  71 115  86
Total   87  77 103    83 109 103
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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