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February 7, 2011

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February 7, 2011

Metro Atlanta Recovery Residences (MARR) is staffed with people who care deeply about serving patients with addictions. They recognize that long-term recovery begins with long-term treatment, and don't sell out to the third party payor system that results in undertreatment. Their professional program encourages continued involvement with the recovery community and the cultivation of integrity is the result.

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The treatment at MARR results in long term sobriety.

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I would expand the model that MARR uses to other states! It is a very effective system.

February 7, 2011

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February 7, 2011

Metro Atlanta Recovery Residences (MARR) is staffed with people who care deeply about serving patients with addictions. They recognize that long-term recovery begins with long-term treatment, and don't sell out to the third party payor system that results in undertreatment. Their professional program encourages continued involvement with the recovery community and the cultivation of integrity is the result.

The Great!

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

The treatment at MARR results in long term sobriety.

Ways to make it better...

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

I would expand the model that MARR uses to other states! It is a very effective system.

February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

MARR saved my life over 3 years ago. Without their help I would not have the opportunity to live a life free of the bondage of addiction. I remain active in MARR's activities and continue to see the postive impact they have on countless others.

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Sober for over 3 years.

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None

February 7, 2011

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February 7, 2011

MARR saved me life, and then gave me a life I could never have imagined. Addicted to alcohol, opiates, and benzos, my best thinking led me to lighting myself and house on fire. Fortunately, no one was killed, and a good plastic surgeon, psychiatrist, and x-wife "forced" me to go to MARR, a long-term treatment center in Atlanta.
At 33 years old, MARR taught me to how to live without these substances. Now, a little over 5 years sober, I have the opportunity to sponsor other men, help others, and live a happy peaceful life. I have been blessed with a wonderful wife, and expecting twin boys in 3 weeks. These are only some of the miracles that have happened in my life!

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Relationships, my career, my family, my life.

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No changes, it works. If you do what the counselors tell you to do, your chances of lifelong sobriety are very good.

February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

Over 15 years ago, I was encouraged by a church friend to volunteer with the Spiritual LIfe program at MARR. Since then, I joyfully spend every Wednesday night with 20-30 men in recovery and experience the miracles of this program first-hand. I have watched men reclaim their lives through the efforts of the talented staff at MARR. the hard work of the clients, one day at a time, and the grace of a higher power whom I choose to call God. I have volunteered for many organizations, but nothing can compare to the rewards of being a part of the MARR family of recovery. This program works!

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the number of men and women who have celebrated years of sobriety and are still actively involved with the MARR family.

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Find a way to expand the number of residences so that more clients could be served.

February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

Just over 5 years ago my loved one went through MARR's recovery program. Last month we celebrated his 5th year of recovery. Before entering, I contacted a psychologist I knew and a nurse she knew who previously worked at MARR. Both said it was the best program they knew of. The program was great, the price was fair (and, MARR awards scholarships) and the staff are wonderful, sacrificial people who feel the higher calling. Other than my Church, this is the only place I make charitable contributions, as I'm satisfied they spend the money wisely and honestly. Thanks, MARR!

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The life of a loved one.

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Expand its program as it provides a wonderful service.

February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

I was able to overcome drug addiction and return to my medical practice as a direct result of the care, guidance, encouragement, and friendship I received at MARR 26 years ago. The treatment was tough but compassionate, and I have no doubt I could not have made it without their help.

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my ongoing recovery from drug addiction

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

extend their reach and influence

February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

As a woman with 25plus years of recovery in A.A., I have met several "graduates" of the MARR Program. They more often than not appear to have been empowered by the therapeutic process while living at MARR. Upon their discharge they are given instructions to seek out the twelve step meetings and this is where I meet with them. It gives me great pleasure to work with them as they internalize the concept of sobriety and incorporate the twelve steps into their lifestyle. Of course, upon their being a MARR alumni, my work with them is minimized. The structure they apparantly receive and the education re the disease aspect of addiction is excellent.
I am a "replant" from NYC and I have lived here under four years. "Tis a shame, MARR can't be duplicated in the Greater New York land of recovery.

Sandy Shein, LCSW, CASAC

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The rooms of A.A.

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I would offer the "volunteer" program closer to my home in Buford.

February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

MARR saved my life and my family. In October 2007 my husband and I arrived at marr broken and hopeless. With 3 small boys left in the care of my sister, all I had left in life was brought with me through the doors of the recovery center. I found love, peace patience and a new way of life. MARR taught me truths about myself, life and God that I had not gotten anywhere else. I left Feburary 22, 2008 with a new perspective and attitude about life and who I was and hope in what my life could become. Dreams come true and shattered lifes are restored at MARR. I could never repay what they have given to me, my husband and our 3 boys. I have a great job, our kids go to a wonderful school and my husband is such a wonderful responsible man.

That's just what MARR has done for me. The man who recommended MARR is a MARR graduate from the 1970's. MARR has been changing lives positively for many years and has a great influence even outside of its walls as those who have gone through spread the message of hope planted by MARR to those who suffer in their own hometowns.

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My personal and professional life

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not

February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

I arrived at MARR a complete mess with a complete mess of a life. A few years later, I am no longer a mess, and my life is working quite nicely. A family that didn't speak to me is now back together, a lost law practice is being replaced, and a new peace accompanies me. I am not the only one who has experienced these results; all of those in my community who have been to MARR have similar stories.

Recently I was in a meeting of approximately 45 recovering people, ten of whom had received treatment at MARR over the course of several years (we stick together pretty closely). The former MARR patients shared of continuing contact with MARR and of increasing gratitude for our time there. Those who had been treated elsewhere were shocked; it was clear that there was little fondness for, nor desire to return to, those other facilities.

I recommend MARR to anyone who asks. It works.








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my own life.

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