This is my difficult child who was a drug abuser and no longer is. She has a story beyond the drug abuse. She was sexually assaulted at eight years old at the house of a friend by a strange man. He was visiting. I also think she has been sexually abused elsewhere, but she doesn't like to talk about it. At any rate, although she has quit using and has held many jobs, she never seems happy with them, is always quitting, and allows everyone else to boss her around (against her own best interests). From time to time she gets very emotional and calls me up crying, saying she doesn't know where her life is going and that she's tired of trying to please everyone else and that she has no support system. I told her she can always stay here. Well, now she's taking me up on it...haha. My son and daughter are so excited... Well, actually I'm glad. She is willing to get help. I called our center that helps young women who have suffered sexual abuse. She is a classic behavioral picture of a young adult who was sexually assaulted. Because of her past, she can get good services for free--they will offer counseling, help her get Medical Assistance and a job and even housing if shes chooses to live up here. My problem: We get along GREAT now that we aren't in the same house. We have a small house with two younger kids. I don't know how it's going to go. I want her to finally get some help because her past is destroying her life, and I know she can access services better here than in the state she is coming from, especially since her boyfriend is "iffy" and her father doesn't have any understanding of abuse (doesn't even believe it happened). Or thinks it "doesn't matter now and she should just move on." Um, right. I'm not afraid she'll misbehave. I'm afraid...I"m not s ure what I'm afraid of. She I guess it's just a vent. I feel like this could really help her. She is aware that her life is out of control and acknowledges that part of it could be from the abuse, and desperately wants the support of someone "not in the family" to help her. Just venting, I guess.