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In Memory of Michael’s House Founder Arlene Rosen

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In MemoryThe treatment world lost a tireless advocate when Arlene Rosen passed away in July 2015. When her son’s promising life was cut short at the age of 25 due to an accidental drug overdose, Rosen didn’t give in to her grief, she got to work. She started a foundation in his name and opened a treatment center to help other “Michaels” before it was too late.

Michael’s House opened its doors in 1989, and Rosen was far more than just a figurehead. In those early days, she traveled from her Los Angeles-area home to Palm Springs in order to be on site several days each week, remaining very hands-on. She would go on to run the program for 18 years before Foundations Recovery Network came on board to help Michael’s House more than double in size, growing to include two campuses and offering residential and outpatient treatment to both men and women.

Arlene Rosen may be gone, but her legacy will continue to live on through all those helped by the work of Michael’s House, the Michael Alan Rosen Foundation and her work on the national board of directors of the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence (NCADD).