Variables (n=88) Prescribed Opiates (n=54) Illicit Opiates (n=34)
Age (±SD)** 46.0 ± 11.2 39.6 ± 11.6
Sex   % Male 44.4% 50%
Drug Use History    
Age first use primary drug (±SD)** 37.3 ± 13.2 29.5 ± 12.9
Years of problem use (±SD) 5.9 ± 5.8 8.2 ± 8.6
% Using daily (past month) 100% 94.1%
% Using intravenously** 3.7% 41.2%
# prior detoxifications (±SD)** 0.7 ± 1.7 2.2 ± 2.0
Last consumption, # of hours prior to admission 3.2 ± 3.0 11.7 ± 17.9
(±SD)**    
% with secondary drug problem 79.6% 61.8%
Detoxification Outcome    
% completing detoxification 68.6% 48.4%
Length of stay in days of those that completed 26.4 ± 8.3 22.3 ± 10.0
(±SD)**
Table 4: Selected Characteristics of the Opiate-Dependent Sample Stratified by Source of Opiates.
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