Promises Treatment Center Vice President Shari Stillman-Corbitt is seen Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, next to a wall decorated with tiles made by former patients at the center in Malibu, Calif. Scientists ... more 
Promises Treatment Center Vice President Shari Stillman-Corbitt is seen Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, next to a wall decorated with tiles made by former patients at the center in Malibu, 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 
1 / 1
Associated Press | Photo By Damian Dovarganes
Fri, Dec 31, 2010 11:03 AM EST