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Triangle Residential Options For Substance Abusers, Inc.

October 4, 2011
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Here are the raw basics on TROSA, for all you strangers. These can likewise be found on TROSA’s website: http://www.trosainc.org/. We will certainly be investigating all these issues more thoroughly as this blog progresses, but this post may serve as the most basic explanation of the main focus of this case study.

TROSA provides a rehabilitation program for substance abusers, involving, among other things, “vocational training, education, communication, peer counseling, mentoring, leadership training and aftercare” in a multi-year residency program. It has become the largest state licensed therapeutic community in North Carolina.

According to the organization, approximately 93% of the substance abusers accepted by TROSA have a criminal record. In fact, around a third faced incarceration at the time they joined with TROSA as an alternative. And for many, these aren’t even the greatest of their difficulties. Some of those who come to TROSA have serious problems with their health; some cannot read or write; over 35% claim homelessness; around half do not have a high school diploma.

More than a traditional rehabilitation program, TROSA operates businesses whose workforces are comprised of TROSA residents. These businesses (which include a moving service, lawn service, and a grocery store) provide vocational training to TROSA residents while fostering responsibility and leadership skills, among others. The program’s graduates are further provided assistance in seeking employment and in obtaining drivers licenses, as well as in the acquisition of cars and low-cost TROSA-owned housing.

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  1. October 4, 2011 4:29 AM

    Please feel free to comment with questions, concerns, criticisms, praise. We’ll do our best to address it as we progress.

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