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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Mental Health, Substance Abuse Dependency, Prevention & Treatment, Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse Treatment

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

Community Stories

128 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.



Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.


Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 3

I still remember the day my addict and I arrived. It was our first treatment program and the staff was so understanding of my needs and treated my husband with respect. Not having contact for that first few weeks gave me the time to heal. On his first visit home I saw a completely different person. A guy who seemed to get that the program taught a different way of thinking acting and responding.

Review from Guidestar