Table 8.6
Year 2004 discharges from DETOXIFICATION1
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 26 States and jurisdictions that offered substance abuse detoxification 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 211,161 131,476 28,706 160,182 34,570 4,512 11,897
Number
No use in the past month   4,987   1,314  1,538   2,852    485   134  1,516
1-3 times in the past month  13,559  10,912  1,316  12,228    831   174    326
1-2 times per week  16,166  13,368  1,294  14,662  1,092   155    257
3-6 times per week  21,957  15,186  3,728  18,914  2,229   279    535
Daily 126,419  73,007 19,532  92,539 26,286 3,480  4,114
No. of discharges  183,088 113,787 27,408 141,195 30,923 4,222  6,748
Column percent
No use in the past month   2.7   1.2   5.6   2.0   1.6   3.2  22.5
1-3 times in the past month   7.4   9.6   4.8   8.7   2.7   4.1   4.8
1-2 times per week   8.8  11.7   4.7  10.4   3.5   3.7   3.8
3-6 times per week  12.0  13.3  13.6  13.4   7.2   6.6   7.9
Daily  69.0  64.2  71.3  65.5  85.0  82.4  61.0
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  26.3  30.8  57.2   9.7   2.7  30.4
1-3 times in the past month 100.0  80.5   9.7  90.2   6.1   1.3   2.4
1-2 times per week 100.0  82.7   8.0  90.7   6.8   1.0   1.6
3-6 times per week 100.0  69.2  17.0  86.1  10.2   1.3   2.4
Daily 100.0  57.8  15.5  73.2  20.8   2.8   3.3
Total  100.0  62.1  15.0  77.1  16.9   2.3   3.7
Median length of stay (days)
No use in the past month   7   4   4   3   7  17
1-3 times in the past month   1   1   3   1   2   1
1-2 times per week   1   1   4   1   2   2
3-6 times per week   2   1   3   2   3   2
Daily   4   4   4   2   2   2
Total    3   3   4     2   2   3
Average length of stay (days)
No use in the past month  43  37  34  60  46  53
1-3 times in the past month   8   4  30  26  34  16
1-2 times per week   7   3  26  22  15  14
3-6 times per week  12   7  28  23  27  12
Daily  11   9  20  11  13   8
Total   12   8  23    13  16  19
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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