Daytop, in my opinion, was a waste of time only because (like most teenagers there) had no choice but to go. At the time I was placed in daytop, I was not ready to go. Your stay there is what you make it. If you are honest with yourself and others you will get the help you need out of Daytop. I can honestly say it has helped me over come some battles in life such as ways to cope and relationships with family members. Addiction wise, I was unable to seek the help in such ways. Food was great, we were usually able to chose what we wanted for meals and sometimes help the chefs cook. The School helped me get back on track with my grades and overall some staff were just amazing. Daytop was a huge part of my life that I will never forget. Thankyou all!