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October 17, 2012

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October 17, 2012

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

February 28, 2011

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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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February 27, 2011
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My dad once asked me how I found MARR.

I answered saying, "I didn't find MARR dad, it was a God thing."

He asked me what I meant.

I returned his question with a question.

I asked, "Do you honestly think (having witnessed my life of 50 years) that I would have
picked a treatment center in a mid grade office park, across from a Holiday Inn Select, around the corner from a waffle house?"

He answered quickly with a no.

He was right.

I would have chosen some place in the desert out west. Or a big name, highly visible "rehabilitation center" with a campus worthy of the cover spread of the current issue of Architectural Digest.

Thank God I didn't get what I would have wanted. Instead I got what I needed.

MARR saved my life.

They met me "exactly" where I was... mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

I was a wreck. And I didn't want to believe it. In many ways I didn't even know it.

They made it safe. Pushed but didn't rush. Let the process they know so well work for me when I was ready.

Simple. Not always easy.

There was no better treatment for a guy like me than to live in "community" with others like me. I learned more about "me" by living in "community" then any book I had read, therapist I had seen or bullshit I had told myself was true.

MARR lives recovery.

MARR offers recovery to those like me who want to live a better life.

MARR offered. I accepted.

Sometimes quickly. Sometimes slowly.

They were patient when I wasn't willing.

They were ready when I was willing.

When I was ready they showed me how to embrace my recovery, my life, my problems and my relationship with AA and my Higher Power.

Like I said, MARR saved my life. It can save your life too.

Or the life of someone you love.

This year one of my loved ones came to MARR.

Today we both have the tools to live a life that was far better than any life we have known before recovery.

That is just one of the many blessings I have recieved and witnessed as both a client and now a volunteer at MARR.

Life is short.

So is 90 days when you get a "lifetime" in return.

I didn't choose MARR. MARR chose me.

It is the best decision ... "I" never made.

With love and respect,

MARR Alumnus & Volunteer 2008



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

Personally and with loved ones who have gone through this program and the family programs offered at MARR.

Ways to make it better...

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

Find a way to privately, quietly fund this program so that more scholarships were available to those who can not afford this program.

February 27, 2011

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February 27, 2011

M.A.R.R. has given me my daughter back and has helped me make life long friends. The staff is awesome.

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my entire life.

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

not.

February 26, 2011

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February 26, 2011

For several years, my husband and I were frightened, confused, and desperate to help my 24 year old son who had been struggling with addiction since his teenage years. Our lives were in chaos trying to deal with a lifestyle we could not understand.
A family member, who was an alumnus, told us
about MARR. On my son’s twenty fourth birthday, I took him to lunch and gave him a birthday card. When he opened it and noticed there was no money, he asked where his birthday present was. I told him I was giving him a wonderful present for his birthday, but he had to accept it. My present to him was an opportunity to become sober by participating in a recovery program in Atlanta called MARR. He did not answer me immediately, but a few days later he called and said he was willing to try.
The counselors and staff at MARR helped my son not only to become sober, but they also taught him how to live. They did this by helping him to understand that treatment involved all aspects of his being…spirit, mind, and body.
My son remained at MARR for eighteen months and continued to live in Atlanta and participate in MARR’s alumni programs for three and a half years. He has since moved to Ohio, but he continues to communicate with the family of friends he made while he was at MARR.
When my friends and acquaintances comment about the positive changes they see in my son, I am quick to reply that a loving God and the counselors and staff at MARR provided the tools and opportunities for growth and change.
I am eternally grateful for the counselors and staff at MARR, and I consider the struggles of my son’s past experiences with drugs and addiction to be stepping stones to becoming a man living fully…spirit, mind, and body.

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

witnessing the recovery of my son and friends he made at MARR.

Ways to make it better...

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

take this program model to every community.

February 25, 2011

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February 25, 2011

I would not be alive today had it not been for MARR. I went there in 1990 and it was there I learned to use the tools of recovery that continue to keep me clean and sober today. As a result of getting and staying clean i changed returnmed to school reciving BSW and my MSW and then changing vocations. Today i am blessed to be a drug and alcohol counselor in a treatment center and am blessed to in some small way be a part of guiding someone else towards change. Today i have a relationship with God, as i understand and that provides me with the strength, power and courage to deal with reality. Thanks Marr.

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

Changed my life forever in more positive ways than i can share.

Ways to make it better...

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

Leave it just like it is. If it aint broke don't fix it.

February 24, 2011

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February 24, 2011

My husband graduated from MARR South in the spring of 2009 after spending a little more than 90 days at the newly named Traditions, MARR's Morrow location. I am forever grateful for every bit of information, counseling, guidance and support that MARR has provided my family. Because of MARR, our children will have a chance to grow up in a home with emotionally healthy parents who don't follow the unspoken code, "don't feel, don't tell & don't trust." MARR's staff is comprised of the most genuinely compassionate, understanding and proffessional men and women who excel at what they do. They treated my husband and I with dignity and respect as they guided us towards our own recovery from addiction and codependancy. I can not thank them enough!

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

ways I never expected. MARR offers family services which I took advantage of. I have attended the spousal support group for 2.25 years, recieved individual counseling from the family counselor, participated in both couples couseling as well as a couples group. I attended the very informative and emotionally exhausting family week and work my own 12step program in al-anon. MARR has guided me to better understand my role in the relationship with the addict as well as help me regain my personal power.

Ways to make it better...

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

give the counselors more support personel. The counselors do such a great job, but I'm sure they could use the help as they appear to "do it all."

February 24, 2011

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February 24, 2011

28 years of sobriety! Thanks to MARR!
I wore a size 0, owned a few clothes, no toothbrush, no undies, not even a comb. Thank God for the grant and scholarship program!
suzi marsh

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see above

Ways to make it better...

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

give more $, give more support to managers

February 24, 2011

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February 24, 2011

25 years of drinking led me to a place of increasing isolation, poor choices and countless attempts to control the alcohol and manageability of my life. Driving drunk, losing control of my car, ultimately took the life of a young woman, also injuring her husband. Deep in a pit of despair, I was led to MARR where I discovered there was hope for the emotional, physical and mental bankruptcy of my soul. MARR's genuine love & expertise saved my life, introduced me to a God of grace & forgiveness and showed me the tools I need to stay sober one day at a time. I dare imagine what my life would now be like without them.

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

the continued dedication and commitment of MARR that shows thousands of individuals like myself, the tools to lasting sobriety, quality of life, restoration of meaningful relationships with family and friends, ability to make amends, becoming responsible citizens. I am 10 yrs. sober, attending MARR's Recovering Professionals Program weekly for the past 5 yrs. and have the opportunity to see the lasting difference that MARR Staff, Volunteers, and Alumni impact on those in treatment. It is overwhelming!

Ways to make it better...

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

make sure MARR could always have scholarship funding available for anyone desiring treatment.

February 24, 2011

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February 24, 2011

I brought my daughter to MARR for an assessment. The service we received was extremely helpful. I could not be more pleased with the information, the recommendations and the guidance we obtained from the sensitive and knowledgable staff at MARR. During my daughter's recovery I attended MARR's family workshop and again received valuable information that helped me personally cope and taught me effective ways to support my daughter's recovery process. MARR's family support program is second to none in the nation. I would highly recommend MARR to anyone, both addicts and family members of addicts, without reservation.

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I've personnally experienced the results of this organization by attending their family workshop and practicing what I learned.

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

I would expand the family program so that family members get all the resources and help they need to reinforce the recovery process. Too often the focus is only on the addiction and the family system around the addiction is overlooked. More information, techniques and resources need to get out to the families. They already do a great job. They just need to be able to reach more families.

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