Table 3.7. Heroin admissions aged 12 and older with planned medication-assisted opioid therapy,1 by usual route of administration and age group: 2000-2010
Percent distribution
[Based on administrative data reported to TEDS by all reporting States and jurisdictions.]
Usual route of administration and age group 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Total heroin admissions 269,891 277,321 284,359 273,821 262,373 260,390 266,804 261,558 280,099 284,484 256,256
Total medication-assisted opioid therapy admissions 36.6 35.6 35.1 32.5 31.1 30.1 30.3 29.5 29.2 28.8 27.9
Usual route of administration (Percentage in each group receiving medication-assisted opioid therapy)
Injection 42.7 40.8 39.0 35.3 33.3 30.9 29.8 28.9 28.4 27.6 27.1
Inhalation 29.1 31.0 32.2 30.4 28.3 28.3 31.1 29.9 30.8 31.4 30.3
Smoking 47.0 39.2 39.2 37.3 38.1 35.8 33.4 34.8 31.7 31.9 29.1
Other 20.1 21.1 23.1 23.0 32.0 26.8 26.2 23.9 22.9 21.4 23.1
No. of admissions 250,661 257,529 264,330 252,094 238,921 252,779 258,821 254,816 273,309 278,245 251,088
Age group (Percentage in each group receiving medication-assisted opioid therapy)
12 to 19 years 16.1 15.5 15.1 13.8 12.0 11.2 11.4 13.3 12.4 13.9 13.5
20 to 34 years 28.8 28.7 28.1 26.0 24.8 23.6 23.0 22.9 22.4 22.7 22.5
35 to 44 years 39.3 38.0 37.1 33.8 32.2 31.4 31.2 30.5 30.9 31.1 30.2
45 years and older 50.5 48.4 47.7 44.1 43.2 42.1 43.5 41.2 41.8 40.9 40.0
No. of admissions 268,232 275,629 282,929 270,051 256,969 254,717 260,449 256,052 274,778 279,020 251,737
1 Medication-assisted opioid therapy with methadone or buprenorphine planned as part of the client's treatment.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). Data received through 10.10.11.

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