The main house of the the Promises Treatment Center is shown Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, in Malubu, Calif. Scientists define addiction as a chronic illness characterized by relapses during recovery, like... more 
The main house of the the Promises Treatment Center is shown Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, in Malubu, Calif. 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 11:03 AM EST