from a grandmother who went through he** and back for years with my granddaughter. MY girl began spiraling downward at the onset of adolescence at age 12 and spent 19 months in a Residential Treatment Center (RTC) from age 14 1/2- 16 due to self destructive, defiant behavior....I feared for both of our lives. She also has difficulty processing information and is dyslexic. Today at age 20, this young woman is quite remarkable! Still a strong personality, but channeled toward her goals for the future. She has been attending community college with a 3.5 GPA and recently was accepted into a 4 year college to obtain her degree. I watched her perform her original piece in her college department's dance showcase last weekend and was moved to tears. College studying is not easy for her, but with accommodations for test taking, an electronic dictionary, tutors that she seeks out, and self discipline, she does well. She also works in retail part time at a high end clothing store. 5 years ago, I never would have expected this....she will always be a quirky, unique, strong willed personality, but now with the will to pursue her dreams.