Table 3.6
Year 2004 discharges from OUTPATIENT treatment1
by frequency of 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 27 States and jurisdictions that offered outpatient substance abuse treatment and reported these data to TEDS.]
Frequency of use Total Reason for discharge, transfer, or discontinuance of treatment
Completed Transferred Completed or
transferred
Dropped
out
Terminated Other
Total discharges 399,037 145,426 46,611 192,037 108,605 41,913 56,482
Number
No use in the past month 155,968  67,179 14,740  81,919  36,622 14,171 23,256
1-3 times in the past month  61,252  23,722  6,449  30,171  17,623  6,637  6,821
1-2 times per week  40,018  14,342  4,416  18,758  12,693  4,331  4,236
3-6 times per week  37,949  11,042  5,501  16,543  12,350  4,370  4,686
Daily  68,904  15,896 12,857  28,753  24,230  8,223  7,698
No. of discharges  364,091 132,181 43,963 176,144 103,518 37,732 46,697
Column percent
No use in the past month  42.8  50.8  33.5  46.5  35.4  37.6  49.8
1-3 times in the past month  16.8  17.9  14.7  17.1  17.0  17.6  14.6
1-2 times per week  11.0  10.9  10.0  10.6  12.3  11.5   9.1
3-6 times per week  10.4   8.4  12.5   9.4  11.9  11.6  10.0
Daily  18.9  12.0  29.2  16.3  23.4  21.8  16.5
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
No use in the past month 100.0  43.1   9.5  52.5  23.5   9.1  14.9
1-3 times in the past month 100.0  38.7  10.5  49.3  28.8  10.8  11.1
1-2 times per week 100.0  35.8  11.0  46.9  31.7  10.8  10.6
3-6 times per week 100.0  29.1  14.5  43.6  32.5  11.5  12.3
Daily 100.0  23.1  18.7  41.7  35.2  11.9  11.2
Total  100.0  36.3  12.1  48.4  28.4  10.4  12.8
Median length of stay (days)
No use in the past month  78 105  47  52  59  68
1-3 times in the past month  68 100  34  44  55  64
1-2 times per week  69 112  34  44  56  62
3-6 times per week  57 106  19  42  48  56
Daily  46 103  13  38  40  57
Total   68 105  29    45  53  64
Average length of stay (days)
No use in the past month 112 136  88  87  95 104
1-3 times in the past month 105 135  76  79  92 104
1-2 times per week 107 145  80  80  96 103
3-6 times per week 101 146  66  80  90 103
Daily  96 148  68  76  87 105
Total  106 139  77    81  92 104
1 Excludes records where methadone use was planned.
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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