METRO ATLANTA RECOVERY RESIDENCES INC

Rating: 4.88 stars   276 reviews

Issues: Mental Health

Location: 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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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I am a United Methodist minister and a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor practicing in the Atlanta area. MARR is my first choice for referral for my clients and parishioners dealing with addiction. I have observed that the people I have sent to MARR and that have completed their program have excellent clinical outcomes. Whenever I have needed consultation or guidance, the staff at MARR has always taken time to assist me. For anyone serious about recovery, MARR is an excellent place to begin. I consider MARR to be Atlanta's premiere substance abuse treatment program.

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

Seeing the excellent clinical outcomes of the persons I have referred to them.

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

Provide them with a larger endowment so that they could offer more scholarships and reach more people.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I have seen the difference MARR makes in the community and in the recovering individuals and families it serves.

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

By being a part of the recovering families and community

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

Let more people experience the healing community at MARR

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

MARR has long been known as an Atlanta resource for substance abuse treatment. An abundance of professional expertise means that a client has a good shot at an appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan. Staff has a high percentage of certified and licensed workers.

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

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in the number of people in my community who are living free of subtance abuse.

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

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would ask for a periodic review of the philosophy that allows clients to successfully use techniques that lower staff expectations, techniques that the clients have used successfully with parents, spouses, and, often, the criminal justice system.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I want to say that for as long as I have been in private practice (16 years) I have never heard anything but wonderful things about MARR. I have recently befriended another professional colleague whose life was saved by her treatment at Marr. She has now been sober for 28 years and is a successful clinician and wonderful human being! She showed up at MARR addicted to various drugs and had no money in her pocket. MARR gave her a scholarship. She had a strong spiritual experience there and has kept up her 12-step program ever since. Thanks for helping so many people who might otherwise not gotten the opportunity to receive such invaluable help for addiction.

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

In terms of my career having referred clients there and knowing they had successful treatment as well as a personal friend and colleague.

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

Add more locations

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

In 1987, MARR saved my husband from the fatal disease of addiction. I did not meet him until 1989, and as a result, I got clean as well. Today, he has 23 years clean and I have 21. It was his journey at MARR that helped him to see the purpose in his life. He worked in the field of addiction treatment for several years and 12 years ago, we started our own treatment center. Both of us are Certified Addiction Counselors today. MARR not only helps families and addicts suffering from this dreaded and powerful disease, they also encourage people like us to get involved and have mentored us and our program in a myriad of ways. I am forever grateful that through MARR I found the love of my life, I found myself and I found great mentors.

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

Walking the journey of recovery with my husband, and walking the journey of helping other addicts in my own program. MARR even helped us get started all those years ago, ensuring that we got it right!

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

Create more funding for scholarships for those who cannot afford quality treatment services. I would not change anything else.

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Rating: 4 stars  

Amazing success stories come out from MARR. She is an amazing asset to our recovering community.

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

watching people recover

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

give them more funding

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

The treatment at MARR results in long term sobriety.

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.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

The treatment at MARR results in long term sobriety.

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.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

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

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

The rooms of A.A.

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

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

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