Frequently Asked Questions

What is TROSA’s model for recovery?

TROSA is a licensed treatment program that has been providing evidence-based care for more than 25 years. TROSA is a voluntary multi-year residential treatment program for men and women with substance use disorder. You can learn more about our program components here.

TROSA residents enter our program to develop skills to achieve and sustain lasting recovery in order to live a productive and responsible life. Our program is built on the therapeutic community model of treatment. Services are provided by licensed and certified treatment professionals, program graduates, peer leaders, and trained peer support specialists.

What is the interview process?

If you are interested in TROSA’s program, please call 919-419-1059 (or toll free 1833-408-7672 ) to arrange an interview.

Each TROSA applicant must complete our interview process. The interview process typically lasts around forty five minutes. Applicants can arrange a telephone interview and ask to speak to our Admissions department. All applicants must arrange their own transportation to and from our TROSA campus, which is located in Durham, North Carolina.

If the applicant is incarcerated, they should begin the interview process by writing a letter of interest and mail it to: TROSA Intake, 1820 James Street, Durham NC 27707. After we receive the letter, we will send a screening form to the applicant. Once returned, our Admissions department will determine whether or not the applicant will be interviewed and will contact the applicant with the decision.

What is the cost of the TROSA program?

TROSA provides all of its services free of charge to the resident, and residents do not need insurance. Once you enter the program, we will provide you with all essential daily needs, including housing, clothing, food, and personal care items.

Is TROSA a licensed program?

Yes, TROSA is a licensed treatment program. We are licensed and audited annually by the N.C. Department of Health & Human Services.

How do I contact TROSA’s Admissions Department?

We can be reached by calling 919-419-1059 (toll-free: 1833-408-7672) or by mail. Please address admissions letters of interest to: TROSA Intake, 1820 James Street, Durham NC 27707.

Can applicants be court ordered?

TROSA will accept individuals who are court ordered to our program as long as the applicant has successfully completed our interview process.

Does TROSA detox?

TROSA is not a detoxification facility.

Withdrawing from certain substances, including alcohol and benzodiazepines, without medical supervision can cause severe health issues and even death. It is important for applicants to seek professional detoxification services prior to coming to TROSA when necessary.

Once admitted, can I stay in touch with my loved ones?

During the first few months of the program, you will have limited contact with your loved ones as you acclimate to the TROSA program and begin your recovery.

As you progress through the program, you are able to communicate with your family more frequently. After completing 12 months of the program you are eligible for your first in-house visit with your family and the frequency of visitations will increase during the second year of your program.

What is a typical day at TROSA?

TROSA is a highly structured, full-day program, designed to help residents achieve and sustain lasting recovery. Residents learn and practice daily behavior changes and specific vocational and life skills by participating in a community assignment. Outside of your community assignment, we also offer daily seminars and education classes on topics such as stress reduction, goal setting, relapse prevention, and anger management.

What items am I allowed to bring with me?

We believe that it is important for all new residents to begin the program with the same amount of clothing and personal items.

Once you have been accepted into the program, we will provide you with a list of items that you may bring if you choose. Once admitted, TROSA will provide any additional clothing or personal care items that you need.