I am new here, so forgive me if this topic has been covered...I'm just at my wits end. I don't even know where to begin. I guess I will stick to the most current issue. My 13-year-old stepdaughter has been stealing and hoarding sugar. Not candy or junk (although she has in the past)...but pure sugar. She puts it in sandwich baggies and hides it under her pillow. We have confronted her....we have made her do a research paper on the affects of sugar on the body, etc., I have tried to have a serious discussion with her to see if there is something wrong...and what her eating habits are like in school. It didn't stop...I finally got rid of all the sugar in the house. I'm concerned that this is more than just a "sweet tooth." Could this lead to more serious addictions? Is there a better way to handle it? A little background: she has been in and out of counseling. We recently moved, and are in the process of finding a new psychiatrist and counselor. She has been on Abilify for mood disorders (she can get really explosive and dangerous around our younger kids...she has extreme jealousy issues with our 4-year-old daughter, and is very rough with our twin 2-year-old boys.) Her older brother and her have not seen their bio-mom in about 5-years...she had custody taken away because she and her boyfriends were abusive. My stepson has ADD issues, but otherwise he is a very respectful, good kid. My stepdaughter...she has been a major challenge. Very disrespectful, mean toward the younger children, and irrational. We are at a loss with her...my heart breaks for her because of what she's been through...but she is driving me to the brink of insanity. I feel like I'm walking a horrible line of trying to protect the other children, but not alienate her while doing so. It has been a long, rough road. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!