Trends in Rates of Treatment Completion

 

Number of Discharges from Substance Abuse Treatment age 12 or older and Percent who completed treatment course, United States, 2002-2004 
  2004     2003     2002  
Population group   Number of Discharges* Percent of Discharges that Completed Treatment   Number of Discharges* Percent of Discharges that Completed Treatment   Number of Discharges* Percent of Discharges that Completed Treatment
                   
Total   956,032 44.2   821,474 43.9   748,075 41.5
                   
Age 12-19 120,282 42.4   103,354 41.8   95,354 38.8
20-39 513,009 42.1   444,832 42.4   411,183 39.7
40 and over 320,202 48.1   270,601 47.4   238,513 45.8
                   
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 126,314 45.9   94,572 42.8   69,779 44.1
Non-Hispanic, White 562,054 46.2   488,053 46.3   432,757 45.6
Non-Hispanic, Black 209,545 38.5   192,880 38.9   187,523 35.5
                   
Gender Male 644,219 46.5   562,712 46.1   495,991 45.3
Female 311,657 39.4   257,350 40.3   229,773 37.0
                   
Educationa Less than high school 282,249 39.8   241,046 39.5   220,678 37.7
High school graduate 385,390 46.2   335,836 45.3   293,153 44.9
At least some college 181,445 49.7   156,717 49.8   139,243 48.4
 
a Education completed is for those age 18 and over.
* Increases in number are more likely a result in better reporting of data than an actual increase in number of discharges.
Source: SAMHSA's Treatment Episode Data Set Discharge data set.

This page was last updated on February 11, 2009.