Table 8.5
Year 2004 discharges from DETOXIFICATION1
by primary substance 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.]
Primary substance 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
Alcohol 107,353  74,605 12,090  86,695 11,599 1,631  7,428
Opiates  61,007  34,654  6,635  41,289 16,627 1,771  1,320
Cocaine  21,991  11,890  5,704  17,594  2,943   526    928
Marijuana/hashish   4,128   2,005  1,206   3,211    567   164    186
Stimulants  10,672   5,768  2,279   8,047  1,820   256    549
Other/unknown   6,010   2,554    792   3,346  1,014   164  1,486
No. of discharges  211,161 131,476 28,706 160,182 34,570 4,512 11,897
Column percent
Alcohol  50.8  56.7  42.1  54.1  33.6  36.1  62.4
Opiates  28.9  26.4  23.1  25.8  48.1  39.3  11.1
Cocaine  10.4   9.0  19.9  11.0   8.5  11.7   7.8
Marijuana/hashish   2.0   1.5   4.2   2.0   1.6   3.6   1.6
Stimulants   5.1   4.4   7.9   5.0   5.3   5.7   4.6
Other/unknown   2.8   1.9   2.8   2.1   2.9   3.6  12.5
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
Alcohol 100.0  69.5  11.3  80.8  10.8   1.5   6.9
Opiates 100.0  56.8  10.9  67.7  27.3   2.9   2.2
Cocaine 100.0  54.1  25.9  80.0  13.4   2.4   4.2
Marijuana/hashish 100.0  48.6  29.2  77.8  13.7   4.0   4.5
Stimulants 100.0  54.0  21.4  75.4  17.1   2.4   5.1
Other/unknown 100.0  42.5  13.2  55.7  16.9   2.7  24.7
Total  100.0  62.3  13.6  75.9  16.4   2.1   5.6
Median length of stay (days)
Alcohol   2   2   4   2   1   1
Opiates   4   5   4   2   3   3
Cocaine   4   4   4   2   3   2
Marijuana/hashish   4   4   5   2   4   3
Stimulants   4   4   4   2   2   2
Other/unknown   5   4   4   2   2  17
Total    3   3   4     2   2   1
Average length of stay (days)
Alcohol   8   6  19  13  14   6
Opiates  10  10  16   8   9  13
Cocaine  26  16  43  35  42  18
Marijuana/hashish  25  16  33  38  26  22
Stimulants  10   7  15   8  14  12
Other/unknown  22  11  14   9  13  55
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.
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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