Table C.8
METHADONE OUTPATIENT treatment discharges:
Average length of stay in treatment (mean), maximum length of stay, and standard deviation of the mean: TEDS 2004
METHADONE OUTPATIENT: Gender Mean Maximum Standard deviation
All Com-
plete
Trans-
fer
Drop
out
Termi-
nated
Other All Com-
plete
Trans-
fer
Drop
out
Termi-
nated
Other All Com-
plete
Trans-
fer
Drop
out
Termi-
nated
Other
All 224.2 270.1 236.8 186.6 238.8 276.8 1,455 1,417 1,437 1,455 1,448 1,450 272.8 290.5 297.4 243.3 272.3 296.5
Male 221.6 268.4 237.6 183.8 232.5 274.2 1,448 1,407 1,412 1,397 1,448 1,398 269.9 286.3 300.7 241.5 264.5 293.6
Female 228.1 272.9 236.1 191.0 247.8 281.6 1,455 1,417 1,437 1,455 1,344 1,450 276.8 297.3 294.1 246.2 282.9 301.8
METHADONE OUTPATIENT: Age Mean Maximum Standard deviation
All Com-
plete
Trans-
fer
Drop
out
Termi-
nated
Other All Com-
plete
Trans-
fer
Drop
out
Termi-
nated
Other All Com-
plete
Trans-
fer
Drop
out
Termi-
nated
Other
All 223.8 270.0 236.3 186.5 238.5 275.8 1,455 1,417 1,437 1,455 1,448 1,450 272.4 290.3 296.7 243.3 272.0 295.7
<15 183.8 93.4 40.5 413.8 - - - - 1,113 197 53 1,113 - - - - 291.0 83.5 17.7 470.4 - - - -
15-19 169.4 182.9 233.4 145.2 155.5 195.0 1,341 1,037 1,341 1,272 1,169 1,026 226.7 180.5 293.3 217.3 229.0 260.7
20-29 187.2 237.1 216.9 154.2 201.2 203.4 1,387 1,309 1,382 1,387 1,309 1,327 239.4 277.9 257.7 215.6 226.1 249.9
30-39 219.6 276.8 228.2 178.9 245.2 263.0 1,450 1,407 1,419 1,383 1,362 1,450 269.3 292.6 293.4 235.1 283.6 283.0
40-49 246.6 286.9 258.1 208.2 262.2 308.6 1,455 1,417 1,437 1,455 1,448 1,373 289.5 298.6 316.5 261.2 286.8 314.7
50+ 238.7 301.0 224.1 203.1 230.8 322.0 1,418 1,340 1,274 1,397 1,228 1,418 280.2 301.7 293.8 250.9 264.5 310.6
METHADONE OUTPATIENT: Race/ethnicity Mean Maximum Standard deviation
All Com-
plete
Trans-
fer
Drop
out
Termi-
nated
Other All Com-
plete
Trans-
fer
Drop
out
Termi-
nated
Other All Com-
plete
Trans-
fer
Drop
out
Termi-
nated
Other
All 224.8 270.2 238.0 186.8 240.4 277.0 1,455 1,417 1,437 1,455 1,448 1,450 273.0 290.4 297.9 243.4 273.0 296.5
White 218.0 262.8 249.5 180.7 216.6 259.2 1,437 1,417 1,437 1,353 1,366 1,398 264.0 286.9 290.4 237.6 251.3 283.5
Black 236.0 276.2 210.1 193.8 280.6 327.3 1,419 1,295 1,419 1,387 1,341 1,373 290.2 296.1 298.6 253.9 301.7 327.0
Hispanic 226.7 286.6 251.3 195.1 220.8 261.5 1,455 1,376 1,382 1,455 1,448 1,450 267.8 291.6 291.9 247.9 252.8 278.2
Other 231.6 272.4 315.0 185.7 176.0 295.6 1,418 1,407 1,361 1,397 1,266 1,418 290.9 314.7 379.8 234.8 232.3 326.3
METHADONE OUTPATIENT: Primary substance Mean Maximum Standard deviation
All Com-
plete
Trans-
fer
Drop
out
Termi-
nated
Other All Com-
plete
Trans-
fer
Drop
out
Termi-
nated
Other All Com-
plete
Trans-
fer
Drop
out
Termi-
nated
Other
All 224.2 270.2 236.8 186.6 238.8 276.8 1,455 1,417 1,437 1,455 1,448 1,450 272.8 290.6 297.4 243.3 272.3 296.5
Alcohol 123.9 137.7 153.1 103.7 132.1 100.5 1,343 1,211 1,028 1,164 1,002 1,343 185.2 174.2 240.8 178.2 231.3 163.9
Opiates 229.4 289.6 240.3 190.2 242.3 283.6 1,455 1,417 1,437 1,455 1,448 1,450 275.0 298.4 299.1 244.4 273.0 298.3
Cocaine 117.0 144.0 131.8 70.9 180.4 158.3 1,183 1,160 947 1,183 1,119 1,124 226.6 262.5 221.7 177.3 287.9 239.8
Marijuana 122.8 144.7 97.6 113.5 133.3 89.0 1,142 935 367 1,142 422 404 180.2 152.9 107.1 241.5 124.9 103.5
Stimulants 76.7 73.4 36.3 100.1 79.9 47.0 868 278 131 868 316 162 124.5 71.1 51.6 178.9 98.8 56.3
Other/unk 199.0 203.1 206.9 159.0 206.9 293.9 1,102 669 1,024 1,091 988 1,102 261.5 210.8 280.5 239.5 246.5 328.8
METHADONE OUTPATIENT: Frequency Mean Maximum Standard deviation
All Com-
plete
Trans-
fer
Drop
out
Termi-
nated
Other All Com-
plete
Trans-
fer
Drop
out
Termi-
nated
Other All Com-
plete
Trans-
fer
Drop
out
Termi-
nated
Other
All 217.6 244.5 231.6 186.0 231.9 276.0 1,450 1,417 1,437 1,397 1,448 1,450 269.9 282.7 296.1 242.8 270.6 297.0
No past mth 226.1 225.9 201.5 207.8 233.3 293.4 1,417 1,417 1,361 1,335 1,344 1,343 284.3 269.5 287.1 263.4 298.4 310.5
1-3 past mth 209.8 181.7 262.7 160.7 264.6 269.9 1,273 1,032 1,273 1,134 1,148 1,194 269.7 218.1 284.9 238.9 325.3 310.4
1-2 past wk 225.3 203.1 235.0 206.8 210.3 294.4 1,376 1,376 1,291 1,328 966 1,188 278.0 347.5 302.4 245.5 217.6 301.4
3-6 past wk 223.4 212.3 269.9 178.8 222.2 327.1 1,357 1,282 1,266 1,357 1,171 1,247 279.0 258.4 300.1 252.7 258.6 326.9
Daily 216.2 257.7 233.4 185.2 231.9 269.0 1,450 1,340 1,437 1,397 1,448 1,450 267.1 288.6 297.3 240.4 267.6 291.4
METHADONE OUTPATIENT: Age at 1st use Mean Maximum Standard deviation
All Com-
plete
Trans-
fer
Drop
out
Termi-
nated
Other All Com-
plete
Trans-
fer
Drop
out
Termi-
nated
Other All Com-
plete
Trans-
fer
Drop
out
Termi-
nated
Other
All 216.0 264.8 223.2 169.5 238.8 253.6 1,455 1,417 1,419 1,455 1,448 1,450 268.1 283.7 293.2 230.5 272.2 287.8
12 & under 167.0 180.2 181.9 136.9 157.2 230.0 1,291 1,291 1,169 1,277 1,196 1,254 244.7 220.5 288.3 209.2 238.5 298.8
13-14 189.7 241.5 170.1 161.6 179.8 242.3 1,382 1,254 1,382 1,217 1,152 1,295 257.3 287.9 274.2 231.4 239.6 263.9
15-16 200.8 234.5 206.7 155.7 215.0 262.0 1,407 1,407 1,381 1,234 1,362 1,343 263.6 278.9 281.5 223.1 265.0 301.6
17-18 211.4 255.9 223.9 160.7 241.9 253.9 1,448 1,322 1,412 1,344 1,448 1,347 264.4 282.6 285.8 213.0 282.1 299.6
19-20 226.1 265.2 236.7 174.0 259.0 277.2 1,419 1,417 1,419 1,328 1,255 1,349 275.0 279.4 304.2 242.0 266.6 303.8
21-25 222.9 288.2 235.5 173.0 245.0 245.5 1,353 1,309 1,314 1,353 1,319 1,287 269.8 285.2 301.1 229.3 278.5 276.0
26+ 230.1 290.3 237.8 182.7 260.3 249.5 1,455 1,394 1,382 1,455 1,366 1,450 272.2 291.4 296.9 241.3 275.2 278.3
METHADONE OUTPATIENT: Prior treatment Mean Maximum Standard deviation
All Com-
plete
Trans-
fer
Drop
out
Termi-
nated
Other All Com-
plete
Trans-
fer
Drop
out
Termi-
nated
Other All Com-
plete
Trans-
fer
Drop
out
Termi-
nated
Other
All 218.3 245.6 231.3 186.5 230.4 277.8 1,450 1,417 1,437 1,397 1,448 1,450 272.5 286.8 296.9 246.1 270.9 299.6
No prior 209.0 213.3 230.8 179.5 215.3 260.1 1,450 1,340 1,273 1,387 1,448 1,450 278.4 269.2 314.6 250.8 276.2 304.7
1 prior 218.6 240.6 216.9 183.4 244.2 303.0 1,437 1,417 1,437 1,383 1,366 1,418 272.2 274.5 291.8 242.9 270.1 315.2
2 prior 220.6 258.8 223.5 187.6 243.6 268.1 1,397 1,299 1,232 1,397 1,344 1,353 269.1 285.9 282.9 243.5 286.0 282.3
3 prior 216.9 266.7 215.1 187.3 247.7 276.6 1,412 1,197 1,412 1,343 1,282 1,241 262.2 293.8 273.3 239.7 265.7 287.0
4 prior 225.5 252.3 253.0 185.8 251.4 301.3 1,398 1,332 1,285 1,351 1,319 1,398 273.3 287.2 290.2 246.2 283.2 305.3
5+ prior 223.2 285.3 261.6 193.3 202.2 271.7 1,437 1,376 1,437 1,333 1,307 1,373 274.6 327.7 309.7 249.7 240.0 298.2
METHADONE OUTPATIENT: Referral source Mean Maximum Standard deviation
All Com-
plete
Trans-
fer
Drop
out
Termi-
nated
Other All Com-
plete
Trans-
fer
Drop
out
Termi-
nated
Other All Com-
plete
Trans-
fer
Drop
out
Termi-
nated
Other
All 222.7 269.5 236.5 185.9 237.7 276.5 1,455 1,417 1,437 1,455 1,448 1,450 276.4 305.9 301.0 244.6 276.1 300.3
Individual 228.7 299.8 261.4 185.4 230.7 289.1 1,455 1,394 1,437 1,455 1,366 1,418 278.1 323.3 307.5 241.8 269.3 305.8
Crim justice 200.5 172.6 233.6 192.6 252.7 186.2 1,373 1,201 1,373 1,326 1,341 1,343 247.3 199.0 274.2 240.0 306.5 237.5
A/D care prov 207.2 263.2 154.5 196.3 274.6 268.1 1,450 1,417 1,361 1,353 1,448 1,450 284.1 310.1 268.8 273.0 287.1 293.4
Other hlth care 207.8 201.8 247.1 179.3 220.9 223.7 1,407 1,407 1,382 1,325 1,255 1,206 285.0 270.9 312.0 274.2 279.8 288.4
School 155.1 - - 279.0 60.6 - - 456.5 870 - - 383 221 - - 870 239.7 - - 147.1 64.2 - - 584.8
Employer 162.9 237.1 122.6 189.3 104.6 54.3 1,114 865 419 1,114 192 127 251.2 277.9 182.8 317.3 65.5 47.4
Oth community 203.9 189.8 209.6 167.9 319.8 198.6 1,294 1,023 1,266 1,294 1,269 961 249.2 211.6 285.2 206.9 317.2 230.4
METHADONE OUTPATIENT: Employment Mean Maximum Standard deviation
All Com-
plete
Trans-
fer
Drop
out
Termi-
nated
Other All Com-
plete
Trans-
fer
Drop
out
Termi-
nated
Other All Com-
plete
Trans-
fer
Drop
out
Termi-
nated
Other
All 223.7 273.0 236.7 186.4 238.0 275.1 1,455 1,417 1,437 1,455 1,448 1,450 273.6 296.1 297.9 243.5 272.8 297.1
Employed 236.9 303.4 281.5 193.7 236.9 282.5 1,437 1,309 1,437 1,371 1,366 1,398 282.8 315.4 319.7 248.0 276.3 305.1
Full time 241.6 310.0 290.4 196.6 245.4 291.3 1,437 1,309 1,437 1,371 1,344 1,349 285.0 319.6 324.6 249.3 277.6 310.6
Part time 225.5 284.4 265.9 186.1 213.1 263.9 1,398 1,299 1,273 1,335 1,366 1,398 277.1 302.6 310.8 244.6 271.6 292.8
Unemployed 209.7 244.6 198.1 174.8 244.5 269.4 1,455 1,376 1,384 1,455 1,448 1,450 259.7 265.6 266.5 230.4 270.5 299.1
Not in lab force 226.4 269.5 244.0 190.8 228.9 275.7 1,419 1,417 1,419 1,397 1,341 1,418 278.3 299.4 306.1 250.7 272.7 290.5
METHADONE OUTPATIENT: Education Mean Maximum Standard deviation
All Com-
plete
Trans-
fer
Drop
out
Termi-
nated
Other All Com-
plete
Trans-
fer
Drop
out
Termi-
nated
Other All Com-
plete
Trans-
fer
Drop
out
Termi-
nated
Other
All 223.9 269.8 236.4 186.6 237.8 276.3 1,455 1,417 1,437 1,455 1,448 1,450 272.7 290.8 297.2 243.5 271.5 296.3
0-8 248.7 293.4 274.1 211.7 234.9 303.7 1,455 1,291 1,373 1,455 1,448 1,450 297.2 300.2 328.5 275.0 289.0 310.2
9-11 218.4 247.2 227.1 183.1 247.7 273.6 1,419 1,376 1,419 1,383 1,366 1,353 269.3 278.3 295.6 237.3 281.1 294.8
12 or GED 223.3 268.9 238.8 187.0 241.5 268.1 1,437 1,407 1,437 1,387 1,319 1,349 269.6 285.1 292.9 244.5 269.4 290.4
>12 225.5 294.5 234.9 182.7 215.8 290.8 1,437 1,417 1,437 1,344 1,344 1,373 275.8 313.7 296.3 239.0 254.6 307.1
- - 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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