My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Metro Atlanta Recovery Residences Inc, Doraville, GA, USA
I came to MARR for my second try at getting my life back in order. My first experience with a rehab program was just shy of a month, and I didn't receive any personal guidance on an individual basis on how to deal with my addiction. I was clean for about four months and a little over a year later, came to MARR. I was on the brink of loosing my job, wife,and my health was declining rapidly. I was scared and alone.
The first few days at MARR were overwhelming, it takes me a while to warm up to people. Being put into a community situation where I had to interact with others was very intimidating. The transition was much easier than I would have ever imagined. My room mates were great, helping me adjust to the schedule, and just spending time with me when I needed it. Within a week, I had developed relationships that helped me through the next months and that I continue to this day.
The next months found me loving others as well as myself. Something I didn't want to do prior to my MARR experience. I learned that I was somebody that had something to offer others, and I could learn from them as well. Something I would have never dreamed I could do.
My life is great now, I am serving as elder in our church, I have friends to call, a wife that laughs with me, and I love my job. There is no doubt in my mind that without MARR, I wouldn't be alive today. Every day I thank God for a new day, and look forward to what the day brings.