Table 9.6
Year 2004 discharges from METHADONE OUTPATIENT treatment1
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 23 States and jurisdictions that offered methadone outpatient substance abuse treatment 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 31,828 3,859 5,555 9,414 14,084 4,096 4,234
Number
No use in the past month  2,909   527   756 1,283    821   340   465
1-3 times in the past month    721   123   133   256    285    76   104
1-2 times per week    514    61   113   174    206    62    72
3-6 times per week  1,650   154   298   452    804   164   230
Daily 23,040 1,884 3,848 5,732 11,237 3,144 2,927
No. of discharges  28,834 2,749 5,148 7,897 13,353 3,786 3,798
Column percent
No use in the past month  10.1  19.2  14.7  16.2   6.1   9.0  12.2
1-3 times in the past month   2.5   4.5   2.6   3.2   2.1   2.0   2.7
1-2 times per week   1.8   2.2   2.2   2.2   1.5   1.6   1.9
3-6 times per week   5.7   5.6   5.8   5.7   6.0   4.3   6.1
Daily  79.9  68.5  74.7  72.6  84.2  83.0  77.1
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  18.1  26.0  44.1  28.2  11.7  16.0
1-3 times in the past month 100.0  17.1  18.4  35.5  39.5  10.5  14.4
1-2 times per week 100.0  11.9  22.0  33.9  40.1  12.1  14.0
3-6 times per week 100.0   9.3  18.1  27.4  48.7   9.9  13.9
Daily 100.0   8.2  16.7  24.9  48.8  13.6  12.7
Total  100.0   9.5  17.9  27.4  46.3  13.1  13.2
Median length of stay (days)
No use in the past month 113 126  70 106  96 169
1-3 times in the past month 100 105 194  62  87 149
1-2 times per week 116  70  99 118 121 192
3-6 times per week 108 112 146  78 118 197
Daily 108 134  99  90 135 154
Total  108 127 100    89 129 157
Average length of stay (days)
No use in the past month 226 226 202 208 233 293
1-3 times in the past month 210 182 263 161 265 270
1-2 times per week 225 203 235 207 210 294
3-6 times per week 223 212 270 179 222 327
Daily 216 258 233 185 232 269
Total  218 244 232   186 232 276
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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