The circle room is seen at Promises Treatment Center in Malibu, Calif. Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010. Scientists define addiction as a chronic illness characterized by relapses during recovery, like ... more 
The circle room is seen at Promises Treatment Center in Malibu, Calif. Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010. Scientists define addiction as a chronic illness characterized by relapses during recovery, like diabetes or hypertension. As with those health conditions, managing addiction requires a sustained lifestyle change, and most rehab centers _ regardless of cost and amenities _ aim to bring about that change through counseling, education and community service. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Damian Dovarganes
Fri, Dec 31, 2010 11:01 AM EST