Table 9.9
Year 2004 discharges from METHADONE OUTPATIENT treatment1
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 23 States and jurisdictions that offered methadone outpatient substance abuse treatment 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 31,828 3,859 5,555 9,414 14,084 4,096 4,234
Number
Self- or individual 22,817 2,212 3,597 5,809 10,866 2,995 3,147
Criminal justice/DUI  2,221   452   263   715    979   288   239
Substance abuse treatmt provider  3,154   361 1,069 1,430    989   307   428
Other health care provider  1,376   222   282   504    517   204   151
School     13     - -     2     2      9     - -     2
Employer     43     9     5    14     18     5     6
Other community referral    745    72   131   203    357   116    69
No. of discharges  30,369 3,328 5,349 8,677 13,735 3,915 4,042
Column percent
Self- or individual  75.1  66.5  67.2  66.9  79.1  76.5  77.9
Criminal justice/DUI   7.3  13.6   4.9   8.2   7.1   7.4   5.9
Substance abuse treatmt provider  10.4  10.8  20.0  16.5   7.2   7.8  10.6
Other health care provider   4.5   6.7   5.3   5.8   3.8   5.2   3.7
School      *      - -      *      *   0.1      - -      *
Employer   0.1   0.3   0.1   0.2   0.1   0.1   0.1
Other community referral   2.5   2.2   2.4   2.3   2.6   3.0   1.7
Total  100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Row percent
Self- or individual 100.0   9.7  15.8  25.5  47.6  13.1  13.8
Criminal justice/DUI 100.0  20.4  11.8  32.2  44.1  13.0  10.8
Substance abuse treatmt provider 100.0  11.4  33.9  45.3  31.4   9.7  13.6
Other health care provider 100.0  16.1  20.5  36.6  37.6  14.8  11.0
School 100.0      - -  15.4  15.4  69.2      - -  15.4
Employer 100.0  20.9  11.6  32.6  41.9  11.6  14.0
Other community referral 100.0   9.7  17.6  27.2  47.9  15.6   9.3
Total  100.0  11.0  17.6  28.6  45.2  12.9  13.3
Median length of stay (days)
Self- or individual 116 160 137  90 128 164
Criminal justice/DUI 106 105 123 100 130 102
Substance abuse treatmt provider  91 133  52  80 173 156
Other health care provider  78  95 101  60  96 101
School  51   - - 279  51   - - 457
Employer  48 108  10  38 111  35
Other community referral 105 108  87  84 239 112
Total  110 138 104    88 133 155
Average length of stay (days)
Self- or individual 229 300 261 185 231 289
Criminal justice/DUI 201 173 234 193 253 186
Substance abuse treatmt provider 207 263 154 196 275 268
Other health care provider 208 202 247 179 221 224
School 155   - - 279  61   - - 457
Employer 163 237 123 189 105  54
Other community referral 204 190 210 168 320 199
Total  223 269 237   186 238 277
1 Clients includes methadone outpatient (n = 30,343; 95 percent) and methadone intensive outpatient (n = 1,485; 5 percent).
* Less than 0.05 percent.
- - Quantity is zero.
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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