Table 6.8
Year 2004 discharges from LONG-TERM RESIDENTIAL treatment1
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 28 States and jurisdictions that offered long-term residential substance abuse treatment 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 95,087 40,771 11,851 52,622 26,727 7,326 8,412
Number
None 32,733 14,242  4,384 18,626  9,126 2,019 2,962
1 prior treatment episode 22,181  9,390  3,086 12,476  6,124 1,556 2,025
2 prior treatment episodes 12,478  5,325  1,604  6,929  3,411 1,080 1,058
3 prior treatment episodes  6,608  2,683    819  3,502  1,907   627   572
4 prior treatment episodes  3,826  1,605    421  2,026  1,109   361   330
5 or more prior treatment episodes 10,023  3,495  1,023  4,518  3,577 1,101   827
No. of discharges  87,849 36,740 11,337 48,077 25,254 6,744 7,774
Column percent
None  37.3  38.8  38.7  38.7  36.1  29.9  38.1
1 prior treatment episode  25.2  25.6  27.2  26.0  24.2  23.1  26.0
2 prior treatment episodes  14.2  14.5  14.1  14.4  13.5  16.0  13.6
3 prior treatment episodes   7.5   7.3   7.2   7.3   7.6   9.3   7.4
4 prior treatment episodes   4.4   4.4   3.7   4.2   4.4   5.4   4.2
5 or more prior treatment episodes  11.4   9.5   9.0   9.4  14.2  16.3  10.6
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
None 100.0  43.5  13.4  56.9  27.9   6.2   9.0
1 prior treatment episode 100.0  42.3  13.9  56.2  27.6   7.0   9.1
2 prior treatment episodes 100.0  42.7  12.9  55.5  27.3   8.7   8.5
3 prior treatment episodes 100.0  40.6  12.4  53.0  28.9   9.5   8.7
4 prior treatment episodes 100.0  41.9  11.0  53.0  29.0   9.4   8.6
5 or more prior treatment episodes 100.0  34.9  10.2  45.1  35.7  11.0   8.3
Total  100.0  41.8  12.9  54.7  28.7   7.7   8.8
Median length of stay (days)
None  44  78  33  18  33  38
1 prior treatment episode  45  78  33  21  32  41
2 prior treatment episodes  47  81  37  21  35  40
3 prior treatment episodes  48  81  42  24  37  44
4 prior treatment episodes  49  82  38  25  39  37
5 or more prior treatment episodes  46  85  34  26  41  36
Total   45  80  34    21  35  39
Average length of stay (days)
None  75  98  82  42  62  61
1 prior treatment episode  72  95  74  43  52  66
2 prior treatment episodes  73  97  71  43  56  66
3 prior treatment episodes  72  96  78  41  53  70
4 prior treatment episodes  71  94  69  46  54  63
5 or more prior treatment episodes  69  99  72  43  60  64
Total   73  97  77    43  57  64
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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