Table 8.8
Year 2004 discharges from DETOXIFICATION1
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 26 States and jurisdictions that offered substance abuse detoxification 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 211,161 131,476 28,706 160,182 34,570 4,512 11,897
Number
None  67,634  42,958 10,184  53,142  8,166 1,043  5,283
1 prior treatment episode  33,425  19,445  6,447  25,892  5,262   652  1,619
2 prior treatment episodes  21,701  13,232  3,596  16,828  3,489   494    890
3 prior treatment episodes  14,246   8,499  2,378  10,877  2,506   316    547
4 prior treatment episodes   8,915   5,393  1,300   6,693  1,635   235    352
5 or more prior treatment episodes  36,346  21,042  4,003  25,045  8,738 1,303  1,260
No. of discharges  182,267 110,569 27,908 138,477 29,796 4,043  9,951
Column percent
None  37.1  38.9  36.5  38.4  27.4  25.8  53.1
1 prior treatment episode  18.3  17.6  23.1  18.7  17.7  16.1  16.3
2 prior treatment episodes  11.9  12.0  12.9  12.2  11.7  12.2   8.9
3 prior treatment episodes   7.8   7.7   8.5   7.9   8.4   7.8   5.5
4 prior treatment episodes   4.9   4.9   4.7   4.8   5.5   5.8   3.5
5 or more prior treatment episodes  19.9  19.0  14.3  18.1  29.3  32.2  12.7
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
None 100.0  63.5  15.1  78.6  12.1   1.5   7.8
1 prior treatment episode 100.0  58.2  19.3  77.5  15.7   2.0   4.8
2 prior treatment episodes 100.0  61.0  16.6  77.5  16.1   2.3   4.1
3 prior treatment episodes 100.0  59.7  16.7  76.4  17.6   2.2   3.8
4 prior treatment episodes 100.0  60.5  14.6  75.1  18.3   2.6   3.9
5 or more prior treatment episodes 100.0  57.9  11.0  68.9  24.0   3.6   3.5
Total  100.0  60.7  15.3  76.0  16.3   2.2   5.5
Median length of stay (days)
None   2   1   4   2   3   1
1 prior treatment episode   3   3   4   2   3   1
2 prior treatment episodes   3   3   4   2   2   2
3 prior treatment episodes   3   4   4   2   2   2
4 prior treatment episodes   3   4   4   2   2   2
5 or more prior treatment episodes   4   5   4   2   2   2
Total    3   3   4     2   2   1
Average length of stay (days)
None  12   8  28  20  18   3
1 prior treatment episode  14   9  27  18  25   6
2 prior treatment episodes  13  11  21  16  17   8
3 prior treatment episodes   9   8  15   9  21   6
4 prior treatment episodes   8   7  16   9  10   6
5 or more prior treatment episodes   7   6  12   5   8   6
Total   11   8  23    13  16   5
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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