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February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

I started as a volunteer a little over a year ago. I have been given more than I will ever be able to give. The spiritual side of MARR is so important to the recovery of the men and women. It is a gift to witness the work that MARR does.

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I find the discussion to be honest and straighforward. It helps me appreciate that healthy group discussions can occur in an environment of recovery.

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None.

February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

I can honestly say that my son would be dead without MARR. After 2 years of various outpatient programs and uncountable amount of money spent.... I was referred to MARR. After 3 weeks in MARR I finally saw my son's soul return. Addiction robbed him of his life as well as our families lives. This was just the beginning of his recovery and my recovery. MARR has taught me to be a better Mother, learn how to set boundries and stick with them. I came to understand the 3 C's...I can't cure it , I can't control it and I didn't cause it. It's a lifetime of recovery for both of us...but thanks to MARR we both have the tools to survive and thrive in a life without the sickness of the disease.

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I have seen the recovery in my son and I am on my way to recovery by attending weekly support groups and spiritual group.

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I would make no changes....they have this program down!

February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

As the mother of 4 young adults, with 3 in recovery, I cannot say enough about the success of the programs at MARR. The Womens' center along with the professional advocacy program really got my daughter back on track. She has six years of sobriety. My son spent nearly eight months with the Mens' center at MARR, working his way through the initial 90 days, then half house, then outpatient/work but still in MARR apartments.
There is no doubt in my mind that MARR saved his life.
Both of these "MARR Graduates" are still in close contact with their counselors and friends from MARR. It will always be a source of comfort to them. The daughter that received treatment at another facility has no such loyalty to that instituion nor does she keep in touch with anyone that she became sober with. In fact, she has frequent contact with the MARR staff who came to know her well while her sister and brother were in treatment.
MARR treats patients and their families like part of the whole organization. Families are urged to participate. All questions are referred to the most capable counselor in that field.
I have and will continue to refer suffering families to MARR.

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The treatment of a son and a daughter.

Ways to make it better...

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

Locate one in every major city.

February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

With multiple family members struggling with addiction related problems for 15+ years, we have had experience with many treatment programs. MARR was by far the best. The MARR approach brings results that are very different and better than others we have been exposed to. Thank you, MARR...keep up the great work with the much needed care you offer.

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helping addicts and their families to make progress with their lives and to grow.

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

Get the word out and increase the scholarships available.

February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

Nine years ago I came into Marr South trying to find a desire to stay sober. The staff at Marr helped me get honest with myself in understanding the disease concept and my role in it. One day at a time I relived my spiritual connection and began to learn how to live a life long journey in sobriety.

Today, I try to work the twelve steps of Alcoholics Anominous in all my affairs and be off help to others trying to find recovery.

Life couldn't be better, but it still gets better evry day.

Thanks Marr

Steve L.

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This process saved my life.

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

do nothing

February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

When I came to MARR I was physically, mentally, & spiritually bankrupt. I truly hated the man I had become but I did not know or understand that I had the disease of chemical dependency. In the context of MARR's program I came to know compassion, understanding, & love along with accountability & discipline. This experience put me on the path of recovery. Yesterday I celebrated 5 years of being "clean" & sober, a truly miraculous occasion. Without MARR I would have died. Worse yet, I was at the point I wanted to die. I now refer others to MARR so that they might have the same blessed opportunity I was given.

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client/patient at MARR-2006

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

Improved outreach to families

February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

As a woman living in a life of recovery my spiritual journey into deliverance of my addiction, I was lead to give back to other women that may not have gotten the necessary tools to live a life of recovery. I was lead to an AWESOME program by the name of Metro Atlanta Recovery Residence. The volunteer position I currently perform weekly for the past three (3) years has honestly strengthend my recovery in so many ways. The community atmosphere that MARR has for their recovery programs gives what independent recovery does not, the ability to learn to transition back into life relationships with hands on experience. I have witnessed women become real with themselves, honest, giving and understanding women. I feel that without this experience relapse is an abosolute. Thank God that i was lead to become a volunteer with MARR, and I thank god everyday for a recovery program of this magnitude.

Forever Grateful,
Ingrid J.

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ways that have given me additional knowledge of addiction in women and the destruction that can be repaired. The healing that I have seen with my own heart and eyes is amazingly beautiful. And knowing there is a place where giving up is not an option.

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I would do all I could to make MARR available to ALL women in need of learning how to change their thinking into productive behavior so that they too can live life healthy with tools that do work.

February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

I am a physician with a long history of substance abuse. I had varying periods of sobriety but always ended up relapsing. I had numerous setbacks of a financial nature before my last relapse and was but a few steps away from losing licensure and ultimately employability.

I was truly
blessed to have been referred to MARR where the counsellors, along with the design of the program, helped me to break through what was left of my denial and put me on the right path.

I am 6 yrs 3 months sober now, happier than ever, thinking and acting like a sane person and so very grateful that I have been taught how to live life on life's terms.

I recommend MARR to my patients who are substance addicted and continue to support their programs with my donations of money, and whenever I can get back to Atlanta, my time.

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Doraville, Georgia

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

Endow it with a couple of million dollars for indigent treatment.

February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

MARR saved my son's life.







Sincerely,

Michael Litten

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

MARR saved my son's life.

Ways to make it better...

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

Get them more money so they can continue to make miracles happen.

February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

MARR is a special place. They saved my life 8 years ago. I had battled addiction for many years before arriving at MARR including other treatment programs. Their philosophy of long-term residential treatment with recovery happening between clients learning to live together and incorporation of spiritual healing and the 12 step recovery program is unique and very effective. The staff are top notch, selfless, and dedicated.

The Great!

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Saved my life eight years ago. I was completely broken physcially, spiritually, emotially. I had destroyed all my relationships and was about to lose my family. Financially, I had leave my career, sell our house, and was in debt. Today, I have never been in a better position in terms of my personal relationships, career, family, etc.

Ways to make it better...

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

Continue to grow responsibly to help as many people possible.

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