CRC Health Group Vice Chairman of the Board and Aspen Education Group Founder, Elliot Sainer, Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2007 Award National Finalist

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Sainer selected from over 300 regional finalists.

I am grateful to Ernst and Young and to the panel of judges for this distinction. I have been fortunate to work with some of the brightest, most dedicated professionals in the education and behavioral healthcare industries, and I attribute this recognition to our shared commitment to helping underachieving and troubled youth and their families.

Elliot Sainer, Vice Chairman of the Board of CRC Health Group and founder and recently retired CEO of Aspen Education Group, was named one of four national finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2007 Award in the Services Category. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the awards program was designed to recognize outstanding entrepreneurs on a regional, national and global level who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses. Sainer was selected as a national finalist from approximately 300 regional Entrepreneur of the Year winners by a panel of independent judges. The national award winners were announced at a special gala event on November 17 in Palm Springs, California.

"It is an honor to be recognized as a national finalist for Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the Year award," said Sainer. "I am grateful to Ernst and Young and to the panel of judges for this distinction. I have been fortunate to work with some of the brightest, most dedicated professionals in the education and behavioral healthcare industries, and I attribute this recognition to our shared commitment to helping underachieving and troubled youth and their families."

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards program celebrates its 21st anniversary this year. Awards are given to entrepreneurs who have demonstrated excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

Regional award winners, like Sainer, are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award winner, were announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 17, 2007. The national Entrepreneur of the Year celebration is part of Ernst & Young's Strategic Growth Forum. The overall national Entrepreneur of the Year award recipient is then considered for the world event held in Monte Carlo.

About CRC Health Group:
CRC Health Group offers the most comprehensive network of specialized behavioral healthcare services in the nation. With the largest array of personalized treatment options, individuals, families and professionals can choose the most appropriate setting for their behavioral, addiction, weight management and therapeutic education needs. CRC Health Group's motivation for continuous growth stems from a deep commitment to making their services widely and easily available to those in need, while maintaining passion for delivering the most advanced treatment. For more information, visit http://www.crchealth.com.

About Aspen Education Group:
Aspen Education Group is recognized nationwide as the largest and most comprehensive network of therapeutic schools and programs. Aspen Education Group offers professionals and families the opportunity to choose from a variety of therapeutic settings in order to best meet a student's unique academic and emotional needs. Aspen Education Group has been profiled by major news and television organizations around the world, including U.S. News and World Report, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today and People magazine, as well as on CNN, ABC, NBC and NPR. For more information about Aspen Education Group, visit http://www.aspeneducation.com or call (888) 972-7736.

About the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards:
The Entrepreneur of the Year awards program was created and is produced by professional services firm Ernst & Young LLP. As the first award of its kind, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic and growing businesses. The program, which celebrates its 21st anniversary in 2007, honors entrepreneurs through regional, national and global award programs in over 125 cities and 40 countries.

About Ernst & Young:
Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 130,000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. For more information, please visit http://www.ey.com.

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