Promises Treatment Centers\u00ae invites students to submit a 500-word essay for a chance to win a share of $10,000 in scholarship funds. June 28, 2016 \u2013 Los Angeles, CA \u2014 Promises Treatment Centers\u00ae, a nationally recognized leader in addiction treatment, invites students to compete in an essay-writing contest for a share of $10,000 in college scholarship funds. The 500-word essay must explore the question, \u201cHow has addiction or mental illness affected you or someone you love?\u201d Three winners will be selected, with $6,000 in college tuition awarded for first place, $3,000 for second, and $1,000 for third. \u201cOur goal at Promises\u00ae is to help people with addictions and mental health problems create extraordinary lives,\u201d said David Sack, MD, the chief medical officer of Promises\u2019 parent company, Promises Behavioral Health. \u201cWe hope this scholarship can help students achieve their dreams as well.\u201d Entrants must be at least 18 years old, legal U.S. residents, and currently enrolled or accepted to enroll in a college or university in the U.S. The contest is open to all majors. Applications must be submitted at https:\/\/www.promises.com\/scholarship\/ by December 31, 2016, and will be judged on originality and creativity, emotional impact and relevance. Finalists will be evaluated by a committee selected by Promises Treatment Centers. Winners will be announced in February 2017. About Promises Treatment Centers\u00ae Promises Treatment Centers\u00ae in Malibu, CA, West Los Angeles, CA, and Austin, Texas are among the nation\u2019s premier addiction treatment centers. Led by some of the country\u2019s leading addiction specialists, Promises\u00ae has built an international reputation for innovative addiction treatment and exceptional service. Whether an individual requires detox, residential drug rehab, outpatient treatment, extended care or a sober living environment, Promises has been a drug rehabilitation center of choice for more than 25 years. For more information, visit www.promises.com or call (866) 285-9441. Promises Treatment Centers is a member of Promises Behavioral Health, an owner of a series of behavioral health programs located throughout the United States. The Promises Behavioral Health\u00ae family of programs offers comprehensive, innovative treatment for substance abuse, sexual addiction, trauma, eating disorders, and other mental health disorders. Through its programs, the company is committed to delivering clinically sophisticated treatment that promotes permanent lifestyle change, not only for the patient but for the entire family network.