"Each One, Teach One"

about-us-imageMISSION: TROSA is an innovative, multi-year residential program that enables substance abusers to be productive, recovering individuals by providing comprehensive treatment, work-based vocational training, education, and continuing care.

TROSA is a comprehensive two year residential substance abuse recovery program in Durham, North Carolina accepting substance abusers with one condition: they must have a strong desire to change their lives. TROSA’s program elements include vocational training, education, counseling, mentoring, leadership training, and continuing care.

Our treatment model is the Therapeutic Community, a drug-free residential setting that uses a hierarchical model with treatment stages reflecting increased levels of personal and social responsibility. The community relies on its members – both treatment staff and those in the program – as change agents. For more information on therapeutic communities, see the National Institute on Drug Abuse website.

There is no cost to the individual receiving treatment at TROSA. Our funding comes from three primary sources: revenue generating businesses which provide vocational training for residents, donations from individuals, companies, and foundations, and modest government support. TROSA is a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status and is governed by a Board of Directors.

The TROSA formula works. Over 1200 people have graduated from our program and gone on to live healthy, productive lives as members of their communities and families.