wife and I ended up letting difficult child come home after her stay at the crisis center, due to the lack of a suitable place for her to wait for an opening at one of the centers where they treat co-occurring diagnosis (mental health and substance abuse). She was only here four days before a spot opened up, back at the same facility where she was in the crisis center (different wing). This is a six-weeks treatment program, state-funded (with fed. SAMHSA COSIG grant money), with recommendation to a half-way house afterwards. She is allowed one half-hour visit per week, on Sunday. We had a good visit, she looks good and has a good attitude. She made a little gift for easy child 1. She got in trouble and had to write a paper: someone's boyfriend smuggled in a cigarette, and they went in the bathroom and used a battery somehow to make a spark to light it. difficult child was not caught with the others but later voluntarily confessed and is cheerfully taking her consequences. She said she realizes how incredibly stupid that little episode was. She talked about eventually proving that she can be responsible for herself and then maybe we'll let easy child 1 live with her. wife told her not to get ahead of herself and get too giddy, just take things one day at a time, without actually saying no way, never gonna happen (but it won't). She still has a long, long road to travel, but she has taken the first few steps and I am hopeful that this time she is really getting to the root of the problem and will be able to achieve independence.