Interested in social entrepreneurship? Want to know how to tackle an intractable social problem and get results? You need to know Kevin McDonald, founder and CEO of Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers (TROSA).
At the beginning of each school year, every Duke student will likely to see a TROSA moving van. Many are aware that this organization frames photos, trims lawns, makes furniture, and sells Christmas trees. Yet, how many students know that the primary mission of TROSA is to address substance abuse? TROSA (Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers) is a multi-year residential program designed to help people who struggle with substance abuse successfully recover and reintegrate into society. The program was established in 1994 by Kevin McDonald and has since had a hugely positive impact on the lives of its more than 1200 graduates. TROSA’s successful and unique approach to combating substance abuse has gained national attention. However, the program’s rigorous nature means many people cannot take part.
Come learn about a very successful, innovative drug treatment program, and the lessons its founder has for how to make a lasting difference in communities. Gain a complicated perspective on who is responsible for helping people who live their lives in harmful ways. Also expect to hear about failure, how difficult drug rehabilitation is, and what you can do to support communities.
What: Lunch with Kevin McDonald, founder and CEO of Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers (TROSA)
When: October 29th at noon
Where: 101 West Duke Building
RSVP: By Sunday, October 27th. Click here to RSVP.