Table 10.8
Year 2004 discharges from METHADONE DETOXIFICATION1
by number of prior treatment episodes, 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.]
No. of prior treatment episodes 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
None  3,947 1,203   543 1,746 1,802  26   373
1 prior treatment episode  3,381   780   463 1,243 1,715  46   377
2 prior treatment episodes  2,364   556   334   890 1,189  22   263
3 prior treatment episodes  1,786   376   268   644   916  12   214
4 prior treatment episodes  1,253   256   168   424   665   7   157
5 or more prior treatment episodes  5,064   832   568 1,400 3,100  28   536
No. of discharges  17,795 4,003 2,344 6,347 9,387 141 1,920
Column percent
None  22.2  30.1  23.2  27.5  19.2  18.4  19.4
1 prior treatment episode  19.0  19.5  19.8  19.6  18.3  32.6  19.6
2 prior treatment episodes  13.3  13.9  14.2  14.0  12.7  15.6  13.7
3 prior treatment episodes  10.0   9.4  11.4  10.1   9.8   8.5  11.1
4 prior treatment episodes   7.0   6.4   7.2   6.7   7.1   5.0   8.2
5 or more prior treatment episodes  28.5  20.8  24.2  22.1  33.0  19.9  27.9
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
None 100.0  30.5  13.8  44.2  45.7   0.7   9.5
1 prior treatment episode 100.0  23.1  13.7  36.8  50.7   1.4  11.2
2 prior treatment episodes 100.0  23.5  14.1  37.6  50.3   0.9  11.1
3 prior treatment episodes 100.0  21.1  15.0  36.1  51.3   0.7  12.0
4 prior treatment episodes 100.0  20.4  13.4  33.8  53.1   0.6  12.5
5 or more prior treatment episodes 100.0  16.4  11.2  27.6  61.2   0.6  10.6
Total  100.0  22.5  13.2  35.7  52.8   0.8  10.8
Median length of stay (days)
None  15  20  14  11  28  18
1 prior treatment episode  16  20  13  13  67  18
2 prior treatment episodes  16  20  15  13  57  18
3 prior treatment episodes  16  20  17  13  62  18
4 prior treatment episodes  16  20  15  13  30  18
5 or more prior treatment episodes  16  20  16  13  69  18
Total   16  20  15    13  57  18
Average length of stay (days)
None  37  34  64  31  99  38
1 prior treatment episode  38  41  64  31  99  25
2 prior treatment episodes  36  31  49  35 118  30
3 prior treatment episodes  39  32  54  37  72  41
4 prior treatment episodes  38  40  42  40  40  21
5 or more prior treatment episodes  32  28  43  30 120  30
Total   36  34  54    33 101  31
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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