Hello, I'm new here, a single mom of 2, from Portugal. My oldest is 16 now and she has been diagnosed with ODD two years ago. She's the all ordeal: substance abuse, school and behavioral problems and currently she was sent to a rehab facility, by the court. She was sent there because she refused treatment as an out patient (therapy). We've been going trough all this since she was eleven, seems like a long time ago, but from what i've read here from other parents, it's nothing, this can go on forever (!?) Just seems so stupid when I can see her as a beautiful girl, super smart and with the biggest heart I've ever seen, but everything just has to come the hardest and the most tortuous way there is in her book. Through this path, I've always felt like I was the only mother with such a child, since all my friend's kids are perfect and don't seem to have any problems at all, so it just feels good to know that I'm not alone. Thank you.