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February 23, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 23, 2011

I have seen first-hand how powerful the work of MARR is. A relative of mine was in serious trouble until he connected with MARR. He had been in other rehab programs before but MARR was the only one that was able to help him in deep and profound ways. Now he has been clean and sober and a strong role model in the community for almost 2 decades. I applaud the work MARR is doing -- it is changing the world!

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our family. See story in my review.

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February 23, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 23, 2011

I am the mother of a patient. I came to MARR for the Family program. I learned so much about how an addict thinks. But I think the best part of the program for me was to realize that I am not alone in facing the problems having an addicted family member brings. And I learned that no matter how much I want to help; the problem belongs to my son. Detachment went against all my mothering inclinations but I learned it i the better way.
The very best part of our MARR experience is his continuing recovery and his dedication to the program;faithful in going to his meetings and unfailingly helpful to his fellow AA members.
The program i truly a life saver.

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having peace of ind and knowing I can depend on my on in my old age.

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I was completely pleased with my experience.

February 23, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 23, 2011

I have been a friend to many people who have been directly served by MARR. I have had the distinct pleasure to know both MARR Staff members and Board members, whose wisdom and kindness have touched my life every time I interact with each and every one of them. When I watch them in action with their clients, I sense their compasssion and understanding. As a sober Alcoholic, I can attest to this Recovery Center's programs and their integrity in working to help people attain sobriety and a happy, healthy and productive new life.

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Retreats and at the Annual Sponsor /Donor Dinners

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

Help it to grow bigger and wider to help more people

February 23, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 23, 2011

i came into marr being hopeless and with no place to go and ashamed of who i was. Marr opened my eyes to oppotunities and changes that i thought i couldnt face without drugs and alcohol. Thanks to them, i have found a higher power of my own understanding that i cherish each and every day. Marr saved my life with countless other recovering addicts and alcohlics

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january 21, 2009-november 27, 2009

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change nothing

February 23, 2011

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February 23, 2011

When I had to retire on a disability in 1993 I found I had time on my hands. Someone suggested I volunteer at MARR. It was one of the best decisions I ever made. As an alcoholic with 20 years of sobriety my volunteering experience constantly reminded me just how devastating it is. The magic of MARR is that as a volunteer you watch people get better.
MARR's strength rests on the staff. Their skill, knowledge, compassion and maintaining discipline. These are all incredible people. Unlike many other treatment centers MARR is not a "Country Club". It's sole mission is to let people free themselves from addictions. Without a compassionate discipline an addict can't get better. MARR maintains that discipline. This is a terrific place to get better. I have seen the results first hand.

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Watching recovery of patients

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

Absolutely none

February 23, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 23, 2011

Our daughter had been in one other rehab program for alcohol use and did not stay in recovery. Two doctors recommended the MARR program and out of desparation she entered MARR dragging her feet. Within a few weeks she reported that the former rehab program was "Mickey Mouse" compared to this and that she thanked us for sending her. We saw her gain self-confidence and being responsible. She decided to stay for 18 months and they had to convince her she could succeed outside the program. What a miracle we have experienced. She has been employed in a managerial position for four years, is married and a happy mother of two young children. God and MARR are awesome together.

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We had to leave our daughter in the hands of God and MARR and step out in faith that she would come out a new person and she is now the daughter we always knew she could be.

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None. Whatever they are doing is working miracles in lives.

February 23, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 23, 2011

I WAS HOPELESS WHEN I ARRIVED AT MARR. I FELT THERE WAS NOTHING LEFT TO LIVE FOR EVEN THOUGH MY LIFE HAD BEEN BLESSED WITH MANY GOOD THINGS. ALCOHOL HAD STOLEN EVERYTHING THAT WAS TRULY IMPORTANT. MARR'S STAFF PROVIDED ME WITH A WILLNGNESS TO DO WHATEVER IT TOOK TO GET ON THE PATH OF RECOVERY AND WITHOUT THEIR HELP I 'M CONVINCED I WOULD BE NOT BE HERE TODAY. LIVING WITH OTHER MEN IN RECOVERY WAS A VERY IMPORTANT PART OF MY RECOVERY, ALONG WITH THE DISCIPLIN OF DOING WITHOUT MANY OF THE MODERN LUXURIES WE ALL HAVE BECOME ACCUSTOM TOO.

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MY WHOLE LIFE

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

NONE

February 23, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 23, 2011

MARR saved and gave me a life. Although I was successful in terms of material and external things, I was nothing inside and hated myself. MARR introduced me to the AA 12 step program which changed everything. MARR and the staff are the best I've encountered. If I had unlimited resources and had to place a family member in a program, I would choose MARR hands down above all other programs in the United States. I learned how to live and enjoy life without using substances; something I thought was impossible. They taught me about spirituality, compassion for others, unconditional love, self love, how to minimize fear based thinking, how to have healthy relatonships with others and how to live peacefully on life's terms. I still attend the aftercare program once a week - as a volunteer. I have been associated with MARR for 12 years.

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attending their 90 day treatment program and watch many others over the years complete the program and go on to live happy, productive lives.

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

Clone Doug Brush and suggest they charge more - they're worth every penny.

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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

How did you find this group?

Referral

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

Connection with higher power - sprituality, compassion for others, self love, less anxiety and fear, positive outlook,

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

February 23, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 23, 2011

My brother was greatly helped by MARR, and today he's a walking miracle! What a great organization. They have been a huge blessing in my life.

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It's blessed my family.

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Not sure what I would change.

February 23, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 23, 2011

I was blessed with the gift of desperation... and an amazing circle of family and friends that I thought were on the other side of burned bridges.
I felt hopeless, powerless. I felt enormous guilt and shame about who I was not. I was full of fear, insecurities, and self loathing. My life was
unmanageable. I was, and had been for years, apparently, powerless over everything and everyone. I was shattered emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. I could not put the plug in the socket and live life on life's terms....and I didn't want anyone to know that, but they did. And, then, my life changed.
Thank you, MARR, for the gift of HOPE for me, and for others, who live with the many facets of the disease of addiction. Thank you for believing in me when I could not. Thank you for challenging me on honesty, acceptance, willingness, openmindedness, and faith in something greater than myself. Thank you for encouraging me to live each day at a time; no more, no less. Thank you for providing a solid foundation and direction to this new way of life that I participate in today. Thank you, MARR, for helping me to become happy and usefully whole.
Most importantly, thank you to the MARR Women, past, present, and future, who have/will shared/share their experience, strength, and hope. You changed my life, eventhough I didn't want to let you.



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

my daily life, the lives of my friends, and the surrounding community and communities beyond

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

humbly ask that benefactors/supporters of life in recovery prayerfully consider continued support of MARR so that when others like me, or affected families/friends ask for help, the gift of hope continues to be available

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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

How did you find this group?

family friend, reputation of MARR

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

continued journey in sobriety, spiritual connection with something greater than myself, honesty with self and others, participating in life rather than existing, rebuilding strained/broken relationships, asking for help, setting appropriate boundaries, being okay in my own skin

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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