Metro Atlanta Recovery Residences Inc

Rating: 4.83 stars   282 reviews

Address:

2815 Clearview Pl Ste 100 Doraville GA 30340 USA

Mission:

Metro Atlanta Recovery Residences (MARR) is dedicated to bringing lasting recovery to alcohol and drug addicted individuals and their families.

2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Reviews for Metro Atlanta Recovery Residences Inc

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

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

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

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

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

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.



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

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

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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Rating: 5 stars  

MARR was a soft place to land for me. I was lost and had no hope when I walked through the doors. Every staff member was patient and caring with me. I was provided the extensive therapy that I needed and the tools to live a healthy life. Not only am I able to stay sober today, but I can make healthy decisions in every aspect of my life. The family counselors help mend broken relationships and make new healthy families. I go back on Wednesday nights to the mentoring program and watch MARR change so many others lives. MARR is not just a treatment center to me. It is my home away from home.

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

I entered MARR in November of 2007.

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

I would not make changes

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?

Word of mouth and Web page

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

I am sober, trustworthy, and genuinely care for other people. I have a mended relationship with my family and I am able to have healthy relationships in my life

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Role: Client Served
Rating: 5 stars  

MARR gave me a new chance for life. I was forced to be there, but by the time I had finished my treatment I didn't want to leave! The dedication of the staff and the incredible support from alumni make MARR what it is. I have been to another treatment center but MARR gave me friends, a new family and they gave me back hope!

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

My personal and professional life, so far. Also, I found faith and hope again.

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

Make more scholarships available so MARR could help others.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I came to MARR in 2009 on the brink of death. I was spiritually bankrupt, emotionally broken, mentality beat, and physically sick. I didn't think I could be helped in any way, therefore I didn't want help. I forever saw myself on drugs - pipe in hand. Around 6 months clean, I felt a change. I wasn't thinking my way through again. I was feeling the peace that I always searched for and I wanted more of it. Because of MARR, I have a new way of life. The tools laid down by the counselors, staff, and alumni have helped me grow into the person I have always wanted to be but never thought possible. MARR never gave up on me even when I wanted to give up. I have relationships with people that are real. I am present in the lives of my family. I am experiencing life in a different way, by God's grace. Today my spiritual life is what guides me and it all began at MARR. MARR saved me life. I am forever grateful to each and everyone of the counselors who continue to save my life on a regular basis and to the network that surrounds MARR.

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

I've been given another chance at life. A better life. A fulfilled and enriched life with endless possibilities of obtaining the life I have always wanted. Because of this organization, I can look in the mirror and like what I see in everything I am. I am honest with myself, true to myself, and honest with those around me. My life is filled with God and others.

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

NA

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

MARR was where I began my journey to get sober. The staff and volunteers just embraced me when I was so lost and needed a safe secure enviorment. They instituted practices that I still use and value today which began just three short years ago.... They helped me discover the reasons I had failed at my own attempts to get sober. Today I have returned to a full life with the relationships I had lost repaired.


Amie C.


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

my life

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

nothing

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I was a broken and lonely man. I was an atheist. I had been drinking for 40 years. When I sobered up I faced a terrible past. My shame was great. I was deflated. I was accepted and loved, and through that was saved in every way a person can be saved. My children didn't want to see me again 15 months ago and we are a family again.

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

seeing many families and men become useful and whole

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

expand their services

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I attended MARR as a client on two different occasions. 1996 & 1998. I was the reason the "refresher" course was required. MARR provided me a safe & secure place for me to begin my recovery. The staff was always very helpful and even provocative as they tried to get me to look at issues that kept me from meaningful sobriety. I finally became willing and have been enjoy a sober and free life since 1998. I have been privileged to assist many others along the path to sobriety as a result of the foundation given to me at MARR. Thanks and God bless you MARR!

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

I, and many of my sober friends have found the foundation needed to stay sober as a result of MARR

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

Keep doing what they are doing.....

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

When I arrived at MARR I was broken and hopeless. They provided me with the tools I need to live a happy and drug-free life. I will always be grateful for what the MARR staff pushed me to accomplish. With out them I would most definitely not be where I am today, and probably not sober!

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

I have personally experienced sober living and a new way of life as results of MARR.

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

If I had to make changes to this organization I would not.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

When I arrived at MARR I was broken and hopeless. They provided me with the tools I need to live a happy and drug-free life. I will always be grateful for what the MARR staff pushed me to accomplish. With out them I would most definitely not be where I am today, and probably not sober!

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

I have personally experienced sober living and a new way of life as results of MARR.

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

If I had to make changes to this organization I would not.

 
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