Table 8.9
Year 2004 discharges from DETOXIFICATION1
by treatment referral source, 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.]
Treatment referral source 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
Self- or individual 115,364  70,420 14,102  84,522 23,412 2,916  4,514
Criminal justice/DUI  31,933  19,817  3,578  23,395  2,754   498  5,286
Substance abuse treatmt provider  18,737  10,755  4,057  14,812  2,563   253  1,109
Other health care provider  18,889  11,906  3,326  15,232  2,723   384    550
School     175      89     49     138     28     3      6
Employer     455     274     84     358     51     4     42
Other community referral  17,404  13,300  1,897  15,197  1,694   225    288
No. of discharges  202,957 126,561 27,093 153,654 33,225 4,283 11,795
Column percent
Self- or individual  56.8  55.6  52.1  55.0  70.5  68.1  38.3
Criminal justice/DUI  15.7  15.7  13.2  15.2   8.3  11.6  44.8
Substance abuse treatmt provider   9.2   8.5  15.0   9.6   7.7   5.9   9.4
Other health care provider   9.3   9.4  12.3   9.9   8.2   9.0   4.7
School   0.1   0.1   0.2   0.1   0.1   0.1   0.1
Employer   0.2   0.2   0.3   0.2   0.2   0.1   0.4
Other community referral   8.6  10.5   7.0   9.9   5.1   5.3   2.4
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
Self- or individual 100.0  61.0  12.2  73.3  20.3   2.5   3.9
Criminal justice/DUI 100.0  62.1  11.2  73.3   8.6   1.6  16.6
Substance abuse treatmt provider 100.0  57.4  21.7  79.1  13.7   1.4   5.9
Other health care provider 100.0  63.0  17.6  80.6  14.4   2.0   2.9
School 100.0  50.9  28.0  78.9  16.0   1.7   3.4
Employer 100.0  60.2  18.5  78.7  11.2   0.9   9.2
Other community referral 100.0  76.4  10.9  87.3   9.7   1.3   1.7
Total  100.0  62.4  13.3  75.7  16.4   2.1   5.8
Median length of stay (days)
Self- or individual   4   4   4   2   2   4
Criminal justice/DUI   1   1   4   1   3   1
Substance abuse treatmt provider   3   3   4   2   2   2
Other health care provider   3   3   4   2   2   3
School   3   2   5   2   3   3
Employer   5   5   7   4   6   3
Other community referral   2   1   4   2   2   4
Total    3   3   4     2   2   1
Average length of stay (days)
Self- or individual  12   9  25  10  13  28
Criminal justice/DUI  10   6  30  27  30   2
Substance abuse treatmt provider   9   6  13  11  14   6
Other health care provider  13   8  27  15  14  25
School  16   9  35   9   3   3
Employer  26  13  35 103   7   5
Other community referral   9   5  22  20  19  14
Total   11   8  24    13  15  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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