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October 17, 2012
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October 17, 2012
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MARR changed my life. I have been sober 17 years now, married for 5 and I am a productive member of society. My recovery started at MARR. I lived there almost two years and in that time with their help my life changed forever. MARR is unlike any drug treatment program in the country. Their gender specific program is custom tailored to the individual's needs. They have the ability to put the person in the right environment for them to be able to change and grow through learning how to struggle successfully through the various issues that recovering persons face when attempting to rebuild their lives. MARR is the best non-profit organization I have ever been associated with. They change lives each and every day!! Sincerely, Michael Watson

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

March 8, 2012

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March 8, 2012

MARR attempts to rehabilitate the addict and the family through a competent plan and extraordinary staff throughout Atlanta and the southeast.

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Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

February 14, 2012

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February 10, 2011

Nearly nine years have passed since my time spent at MARR, and because of their program my life becomes richer with each day. MARR's recognition of addiction as a disease along with an insistence that... more

February 14, 2012

My road to recovery began when I arrived at MARR. It did not end when I left. I am comforted to know that in my sobriety MARR remains a vital part of my recovery program. They continue to welcome me with open arms and remain eager to help me as I continue on my path as a joyous and free recovering alcoholic. I would have never known joy without recovery and MARR's role in this cannot be overstated. I recommend all who are in need to contact MARR in the hope that they will come to know the joy and peace of recovery. It is a wonderful way to live.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

February 10, 2011

Nearly nine years have passed since my time spent at MARR, and because of their program my life becomes richer with each day. MARR's recognition of addiction as a disease along with an insistence that we must take responsibility for our own behavior is the proper mix for understanding a complicated medical, social and psychologic condition. I maintain close contact with them to this day and recommend any addict with whom I counsel to enroll in their program.
Corky D.

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patient

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none

March 6, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
March 6, 2011

I served on MARR's Board for several years and am still a supporter of this fine Organization. I have personal knowledge of people MARR has SAVED (and I mean the term SVED literally. MARR needs public support to fulfill its mission and help people who can't afford to pay for the life saving services provided by MARR.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

NO, only vicarioulsy

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not

March 5, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
March 5, 2011

Our family had pretty well hit bottom as we watched our daughter struggle with the disease of addiction and as she reached her own bottom. As her mom, I had begged and pleaded with local professionals, law enforcement, community mental health to force a change that would affect my daughter enough that she would choose wellness. But to no avail. Finally she agreed to attend a 90-day rehab where she had about a month's success, but then the relapses started and she was in and out of detox and the disease continued to control her. It was in Michigan that her very kind psychiatrist told me that she could not return to the local rehab facility and that we should get her out of the state within 24 hours. It was that bad. And that difficult. He gave me the names and numbers of three reputable and impressive rehab facilities to call to see if she could get in one immediately. I called one in another midwestern state, which seemed ok, but I wasn't somehow drawn in--and then I called MARR. I spoke to the kindest, most incredible man in the world there who inspired me with the most hope that I had had in two or three years. He told me that our daughter could get well and he shared his own personal experiences with the disease. He seemed to really understand all my pain and fears in a way that no other person at that point had seemed to be able to relate. I was sold on MARR. I didn't care at that point how we would do it. I just told my husband there was no choice, and he agreed, it was something we had to do. Fortunately, for me, my sisters were extremely supportive too and as a family, we were able to pull off the financial arrangements, etc. We made our flight arrangements, packed our daughter up with just a few necessities and flew with her to Atlanta to drop her off. Scared? Yes. Other choices? No. That was the Thursday before Mother's Day (2008) that we dropped off our very sick daughter at MARR (women's recovery) in Lawrenceville and to this day we have never regretted it. MARR has the professionals, the programs, the approaches, and the skills to help our friends and families who struggle with alcoholism/addiction. MARR staff is commited and gifted as it perseveres, challenges, encourages, supports, and educates not only the alcoholic/addict, but also other family members. In time, through this program, everyone afflicted or inflicted with the disease begins to achieve a similar commitment and new found hope as we slowly untangle the many webs and knock down the barriers to regain our health. Because we specifically were an out-of-state family, we felt particularly lucky that there was a family counseling service offered by MARR, which helped us understand our fears and face our general sadness about just missing our daughter. Those phone calls with a MARR counselor were so meaningful as we worked our own 12-step Al-Anon program in Michigan. As part of the MARR treatment plan, staff was able to recognize and help us with our emotional pain. Eventually, perhaps sometimes slowly, the fog lifted and we were able to have realistic hope about our daughter's success in recovery and we began to live again. Now we just try to make regular trips to Atlanta to visit. Our daughter is working in the Atlanta area, plans to go to school, and she is about to have her first child. Thank you MARR. We are forever truly grateful to you as an organization and to your staff both as people and skilled professionals. It's so much easier to deal with life on life's terms when we're all thinking clearly. MARR has given us clarity, truth, and happiness. Thank you, thank you, and thank you.

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Watching our daughter achieve happiness and health, which has given our family great strength and new abilities too.

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Keep doing what you're doing. What you're doing is the right thing.

February 28, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 28, 2011

Marr has been a life saver for my son in law and my daughter. He has been working the program for over two years. It has not been a instant fix for all the problems he has had to face. Through Marr he is learning how to stay in recovery with the help of God, the dedicated staff, his sponser, and all his good friends he has made throught this remarkable program. His support system is always there to help him whenever needed. His whole life is changing because of Marr.

My daughter has become very spiritual and learned many new life skills to handle what has come her way. Marr has taught her how to stay healthy mentally and physically in order to take care of herself and her family. Her faith has grown in leaps and bounds and is felt throughout her whole family. She continues to expound on the value of Marr in her life often. She is such a better person because of Marr.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching my daughter grow in her love of God, Her spiritual maturity has kept her all together and she is doing a wonderful job helping her family in every way possible. Marr gave her such strong skills that I know she will be alright.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More scholarship funds.

February 28, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 28, 2011

I have been familiar with MARR for over 5 years through my husband's volunteer work. I have met many of the staff - counselors and administration - as well as volunteers and am impressed with their expertise and dedication. Watching and talking to to alumni tells me that many lives have been saved and changed for the better. Their testimonies are proof thatMARR is an excellent organization.

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At MARR banquet and testimonials.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not a thing I can think of.

February 28, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 28, 2011

MARR was a significant turning point in my battle with alcoholism. I was a patient there for 4 1/2 months and it was a huge help in turning my life around. I had been struggling with recovery for years and the staff at MARR gave me the help and care I needed to have it take hold. With the foundation in recovery I got thru MARR, I have been able to move forward with my life in a happy, productive way. They are a wounderful group of people devoted to helping others recover from addiction/alcoholism in a caring/supportive enviroment.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

They have helped me recover from alcoholism

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get them more funding and support for their mission.

February 27, 2011
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Review from Guidestar
February 27, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

Through MARR, I watched the rebirth of a human being, my friend and brother in law. At age 50, MARR broke through the shell of adiction he had built around himself for thirty years. MARR allowed him to become one of the most intergrated and self-actualized people I know. Since he came through his program, I have watched him lead numerous people out of the web of adiction. It has been our pleasure to donate to MARR, and I only wish that I could do more. MARR is one of the true winners in our world.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Through MARR, I watched the rebirth of a human being, my friend and brother in law. At age 50, MARR broke through the shell of adiction he had built around himself for thirty years. MARR allowed him to become one of the most intergrated and self-actualized people I know. Since he came through his program, I have watched him lead numerous people out of the web of adiction. It has been our pleasure to donate to MARR, and I only wish that I could do more. MARR is one of the true winners in our world.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Allow them to expand their services.

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Was your donation impactful?

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How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Likely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

The need for 100 comfortable chairs for their meetings.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

There was a need and I had the money at the time.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 27, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 27, 2011

I wish I could write a review, but my review would contain negative feedback. The "terms of use" indicate that by posting content, I "grant GreatNonprofits a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such Content throughout the world in any media". The terms of use also state that I "assume all risks associated with use of your Content, including any reliance on its accuracy..."
If I have zero guarantee that my content will be posted as I submit it and know that my content may be modified by third parties throughout the world, I can't write a review, and I'm not sure how other reviews can be relied upon.

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