A child of privilege, 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 put a lot of thought into the type of treatment center she wanted to lend her son’s name to and pursued the professional expertise to make it successful. Already holding a Master’s degree in psychology, Rosen took courses at other treatment facilities and went back to school to study marketing. She also pulled from her experience living with a drug addict. What she didn’t know, she picked up along the way, growing into the role.

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