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Table 3 General description on the content of the TDI database in 2014 by type of service

From: Treatment for substance use disorders: the Belgian Treatment Demand Indicator registration protocol

  Outpatient services Inpatient services
Specialized drug treatment centres General/Mental health care Hospital-based residential drug treatment Specialized residential treatment (non-hospital based)
Proportion of use of the national identification number 70 % 60 % 66 % 73 %
Proportion of women 19 % 26 % 32 % 18 %
Mean age 32 NA 43 33
Top 3 problematic substances 1. Cannabis (31 %) 1. Alcohol (51 %) 1. Alcohol (72 %) 1. Opiates (33 %)
2. Opiates (29 %) 2. Cannabis (27 %) 2. Opiates (7 %) 2. Cocaine (20 %)
3. Cocaine (14 %) 3. Cocaine (6 %) 3. Cannabis (7 %) 3. Alcohol (18 %)
Proportion first treatment ever 44 % 54 % 24 % 13 %
Top 3 sources of referral 1. Self-referred (40 %) 1. Justice (25 %) 1. Self-referred (47 %) 1. Self-referred (46 %)
2. Justice (22 %) 2. Self-referred (19 %) 2. Hospital (14 %) 2. Addiction centre (24 %)
3. Other (16 %) 3. Hospital (17 %) 3. Other (14 %) 3. Hospital (12 %)