Table 9.5
Year 2004 discharges from METHADONE OUTPATIENT treatment1
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 23 States and jurisdictions that offered methadone outpatient substance abuse treatment 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
Total discharges 31,828 3,859 5,555 9,414 14,084 4,096 4,234
Number
Alcohol     708   306    53   359    205    55    89
Opiates  30,183 3,358 5,354 8,712 13,504 3,925 4,042
Cocaine     441    70    94   164    184    61    32
Marijuana/hashish     222    83    12    95     77    20    30
Stimulants      80    21     8    29     31     8    12
Other/unknown     194    21    34    55     83    27    29
No. of discharges   31,828 3,859 5,555 9,414 14,084 4,096 4,234
Column percent
Alcohol   2.2   7.9   1.0   3.8   1.5   1.3   2.1
Opiates  94.8  87.0  96.4  92.5  95.9  95.8  95.5
Cocaine   1.4   1.8   1.7   1.7   1.3   1.5   0.8
Marijuana/hashish   0.7   2.2   0.2   1.0   0.5   0.5   0.7
Stimulants   0.3   0.5   0.1   0.3   0.2   0.2   0.3
Other/unknown   0.6   0.5   0.6   0.6   0.6   0.7   0.7
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
Alcohol 100.0  43.2   7.5  50.7  29.0   7.8  12.6
Opiates 100.0  11.1  17.7  28.9  44.7  13.0  13.4
Cocaine 100.0  15.9  21.3  37.2  41.7  13.8   7.3
Marijuana/hashish 100.0  37.4   5.4  42.8  34.7   9.0  13.5
Stimulants 100.0  26.3  10.0  36.3  38.8  10.0  15.0
Other/unknown 100.0  10.8  17.5  28.4  42.8  13.9  14.9
Total  100.0  12.1  17.5  29.6  44.3  12.9  13.3
Median length of stay (days)
Alcohol  64  89  56  43  48  47
Opiates 120 178 112  93 144 166
Cocaine  27  55  24   4  32  83
Marijuana/hashish  70 106  86  42 108  60
Stimulants  42  63   9  40  56  26
Other/unknown  97 119  99  64 122 135
Total  115 159 108    90 139 159
Average length of stay (days)
Alcohol 124 138 153 104 132 100
Opiates 229 290 240 190 242 284
Cocaine 117 144 132  71 180 158
Marijuana/hashish 123 145  98 113 133  89
Stimulants  77  73  36 100  80  47
Other/unknown 199 203 207 159 207 294
Total  224 270 237   187 239 277
1 Clients includes methadone outpatient (n = 30,343; 95 percent) and methadone intensive outpatient (n = 1,485; 5 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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