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Damian Dovarganes | published: January 3, 2011

Promises Treatment Center Vice President Shari Stillman-Corbitt takes in the view from a housing balcony overlooking the Pacific Ocean 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.



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