Hi, I'm new here. I've received little valuable help from the mental health profession and now my daughter has turned 18 and I am powerless to get her any help. There is no doubt that my daughter has used drugs, but the bigger concern is her make believe world she's created. She tells people that she's a big time drug dealer, hooked on cocaine, meth, pills, and alcohol. In her stories she's been in and out of jail countless times, been fired from jobs for dealing, and even had me sent to jail for hiding her stash. All completely untrue. She's passed numerous random drug tests, and been known to carry fake pills with her to show off for people and often fakes being high. Because she likes to hang around with people who do live in this culture it's only a matter of time before she's no longer faking it. How do you help someone who seems to be addicted to the persona of being an addict? This all seemed to start when her father (who has significant personality disorders) moved his false allegations he was making against me to our daughter. At 13 he accused her of being a heroine dealer. The police descended on the school, searched her locker, removed her, tested her questioned her. While she was mortified, she was a sudden celebrity and began making her own false accusations against herself for attention. At almost 17 her problems seemed to subside, but right before her 18th birthday I began to hear stories and find things on her computer that showed she was back to the same thing. On her 18th birthday she disappeared (1 month ago) after trying to create a conflict between us to give her a reason to runaway. At this point I just want to understand and hang onto some hope that my daughter has a chance to someday have a normal life.