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Gatehouse Academy Announces Ed Lacy as New CEO


WICKENBURG AZ, December 15, 2008 -- Gatehouse Academy, an addiction rehabilitation facility for young adults, is proud to announce the appointment of Ed Lacy as CEO. Lacy has almost 30 years of experience in the addictions and eating disorder treatment field, serving both as a clinician and administrator in treatment centers located nationally and internationally.

“Ed completely understands the direction we want to be going,” says Gatehouse Academy Founder Ted Earl. “I speak on behalf of the Board of Directors when I say, we are entirely confident that he is the man for the job; his extensive experience in the industry is why we chose him to be our commander in chief.”

As a retired U.S. Marine, Lacy held the position of Administrator for the U.S. Navy Drug and Alcohol Counselor School. His experience also includes Director of Curriculum for the Australian Institute for Counseling in Addictions, and he was selected to launch the Oceanica Alcohol and Drug Treatment program in Mazatlan, Mexico, incorporating the Betty Ford Center model of treatment. Ed went on to build Avalon, Centro de Tratamiento para la Mujer, in Mexico City, which established Latin America’s first inpatient Drug, Alcohol, and eating disorder treatment center exclusively for women and their families.

Lacy will be challenged with taking Gatehouse into its next phase. “It’s been almost 9 years since the conception that is now Gatehouse Academy,” says Kent Sherman, Managing Partner. “I think Ed will create the quality control procedures necessary for our next period of growth. He knows what it takes to get things running at maximum efficiency. This is a really exciting time for the entire company.”

About Gatehouse Academy
Gatehouse Academy is a long-term residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility designed exclusively for young adults between the ages of 17 to 25. Residents learn life skills, continue formalized education, attend therapy, and enhance their physical well-being while on the road to recovery from the damaging effects of alcohol and drug abuse. For more information about Gatehouse Academy call toll-free 1-888-730-0905 or visit them online at


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