Table 8.3
Year 2004 discharges from DETOXIFICATION1
by age 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 26 States and jurisdictions that offered substance abuse detoxification and reported these data to TEDS.]
Age at admission Total Reason for discharge, transfer, or discontinuance of treatment
Completed Transferred Completed or
transferred
Dropped
out
Terminated Other
Total discharges 211,161 131,476 28,706 160,182 34,570 4,512 11,897
Number
Under 15 years     204     133     35     168     16     9     11
15 to 19 years   6,720   3,975    921   4,896    991   220    613
20 to 29 years  47,663  27,564  6,126  33,690  9,584 1,269  3,120
30 to 39 years  61,460  37,548  8,764  46,312 10,914 1,306  2,928
40 to 49 years  67,484  43,417  9,435  52,852  9,763 1,288  3,581
50 years and over  26,939  18,316  3,385  21,701  3,196   405  1,637
No. of discharges  210,470 130,953 28,666 159,619 34,464 4,497 11,890
Column percent
Under 15 years   0.1   0.1   0.1   0.1      *   0.2   0.1
15 to 19 years   3.2   3.0   3.2   3.1   2.9   4.9   5.2
20 to 29 years  22.6  21.0  21.4  21.1  27.8  28.2  26.2
30 to 39 years  29.2  28.7  30.6  29.0  31.7  29.0  24.6
40 to 49 years  32.1  33.2  32.9  33.1  28.3  28.6  30.1
50 years and over  12.8  14.0  11.8  13.6   9.3   9.0  13.8
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
Under 15 years 100.0  65.2  17.2  82.4   7.8   4.4   5.4
15 to 19 years 100.0  59.2  13.7  72.9  14.7   3.3   9.1
20 to 29 years 100.0  57.8  12.9  70.7  20.1   2.7   6.5
30 to 39 years 100.0  61.1  14.3  75.4  17.8   2.1   4.8
40 to 49 years 100.0  64.3  14.0  78.3  14.5   1.9   5.3
50 years and over 100.0  68.0  12.6  80.6  11.9   1.5   6.1
Total  100.0  62.2  13.6  75.8  16.4   2.1   5.6
Median length of stay (days)
Under 15 years   5   4  30   6  18   5
15 to 19 years   3   3   6   2   3   1
20 to 29 years   3   3   4   2   3   1
30 to 39 years   3   4   4   2   2   2
40 to 49 years   3   3   4   2   2   1
50 years and over   3   3   4   2   2   1
Total    3   3   4     2   2   1
Average length of stay (days)
Under 15 years  17  10  34  13  86   5
15 to 19 years  13  10  28  16  16   7
20 to 29 years  11   8  23  11  14  11
30 to 39 years  14   9  30  14  16  17
40 to 49 years  11   8  19  13  16  16
50 years and over   8   6  13   8  17  15
Total   11   8  23    13  16  14
1 Includes free-standing residential detoxification (n = 189,870; 90 percent), hospital detoxification (n = 14,672; 7 percent), and ambulatory detoxification (n = 6,619; 3 percent). Excludes records where methadone use was planned.
* Less than 0.05 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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