Michael Rosen grew up in Bel Air and graduated from Beverly Hills High before becoming a racecar driver. He was handsome and outgoing — and a drug addict. At the age of only 25, Michael was found dead in a hotel room in the Fiji Islands.

Michael’s House opened its doors in 1989 as a mother’s response to her son’s drug addiction and subsequent death. Far from an emotional reaction, though, Arlene Rosen — who already held a Master’s degree in psychology — put a lot of thought into the type of treatment center she wanted to lend her son’s name to. She pulled from her experience living with a drug addict and pursued the professional expertise to make it successful.