This was about 5-6 years ago when my sister went. They helped her for most part but really were able to help my parents deal with her and the co-dependacy. The treatment programs were great, the staff was understanding and patient. I'm sure they can only help so much when people don't want help and are forced to go, my sister knew how to play some people there, could get away with some stuff. She did get over her problems eventually but unfortunately played my parents even more after she got out. Wish they would have prepared my parents more for the games she would play. But, for most part She is finally better now but still can play games every now and then. I just went with my parents for a few meeting but I felt they needed to know more on how to deal with problems after coming home and learn to deal with 'threats' the young teens might make when they don't get their way. I don't know how to explain it other than my sister would threaten to not eat and go back into her anorexia if she didn't get her way. My mom especially would give in to her cause she felt like it was her fault and my sister knew she could play her. This went on for about a year til she had had enough and basically called her bluff. They had spent a lot of money on her during this year, not including paying for treatment. So looking back now I don't think they were informed enough of the tricks and threats they might do. But, she is better now and treatment did work.