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Metro Atlanta Recovery Residences Inc

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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

85 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Both my brother-in-law and stepson have attended the MARR program. They were given a sound foundation of tools to use to help them with their life time commitment to sobriety. The staff at MARR is very caring, knowledgeable and yet firm in working with all of their clients. I would strongly recommend this program to anyone seeking help with alcohol or drug addition.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

MARR saved my brother-in-law's life! Excellent program. Thank you!

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you MARR for all that you did for my Uncle. He had struggled for many years and would continue down a destructive path on several occasions....that is until he entered MARR's rehabilitation program. It was almost immediately that our family began to see a difference; a renewed sense of self, newfound faith and remorse for all the wrong he had done. It was incredible; as he progressed further into the program, he became a mentor to others and began giving seminars to support his peers. I have never been so proud of my Uncle as I am today. He has inspired me to make a difference with my life, to walk with the Lord and to give back to the community. I love you Uncle Tharin, I have and always will believe in you.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As the family member of one of MARR's former residents, I am so pleased to see the remarkable change in my brother in law. This was his second chance at rehabilitation and there was a long period of time between the two.
There was a long stretch of time when none of the family knew where he could be found or reached at any given time. When he was around, he seemed to avoid everyone and spent most of his time sleeping or perhaps simply avoiding all of us. He missed so much family time and we missed him. Every member of his family attempted to help him in some way, however, it turned out to be another "him taking advantage of" situation.
Since he entered MARR about 5 years ago, he is so much more involved with all the family and is now enjoying being a great uncle to the new young people in the family. He doesn't pull the "I'll be there" statement and we never hear from him. He is enjoying being employed and earning his keep.
Needless to say, the entire family is so thankful to MARR for breaking through the barrier he had put between feelings he had during his addiction days and his new days of being an involved member of his family.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When my wife and I were at the end of our rope with our son and no where to turn nor any hope left, we finally found the doors of MARR and got him in to their treatment program and because of the way, and only because of the way they approached addiction and treatment, he got it. This was after many years of searching to no avail. It has now been 11 years since he became sober---has a wife and two beautiful little girls, my grand daughters, and is a model citizen giving back where ever he can to society and other suffering alcoholics and addicts. I f someone had told me 11 years and 1 month ago that he could have what he has today, I wouldn't have believed it. Thank you MARR for saving his life. We are blessed beyond words.

Bud mann

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I attended a MARR banquet several years ago and have since worked with one of their silent auctions. I have associated with several who have gone through the program. It is so heartwarming to see these individuals get back their lives and to see how they have returned to promote the program. The individuals that I know have turned their lives around and are living proof that this program is a success.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you MARR for assisting my Uncle get to a better place in his life. With your support, he was able to be recovered and was stronger than ever. Thank you.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a member of the recovery community, and as someone who got sober in Atlanta, I have been impressed with the level of recovery that MARR provides. The people that I know who have attended MARR have outstanding recovery, they are committed to staying sober, and are working strong programs. An outstanding facility!

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We became acquited with this wonderful organization some years ago through a friend. We support it whole heartedly. They are professional, yet so family orientated, giving from the heart and soul with a sincere passion to help those in need.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

MARR helped my Mom get sober when I was 5 years old. I am now 17 years old, and I am grateful to MARR for giving me a Mom that is sober, present, wonderful.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

My wife got sober at MARR in 1998 and has been sober ever since. She participated in their professional program for 10 years and thank you to the people there for their wonderful work. MARR is a very special place that helps many, and I like that they focus on the spiritual aspect of recovery.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you, MARR! You gave us our brother back, and we are eternally grateful.
Metro Atlanta Recovery Residences has been proven to be based on the right stuff—God, family and self. This combination, and time, works. No 30-day drive-through program will offer the same long-term benefits that MARR does. It is a faith-based commitment, with the added support of family and adopted MARR family that ensures success.
Our brother was "missing" for three decades. He'd gravitate back to us to hibernate for a while, then whirl out on his own orbit again. This cycle, fueled by meth and alcohol, went on and on. His denial and our ignorance kept it all going.
Finally, our brother-in-law confronted T. He'd heard about the miracles of MARR and took our brother there. We siblings went through the process as family and are closer together because of it. Now we ALL can enjoy each other, and each day with grateful hearts.
Please spread the word about MARR. It is a large, vibrant, caring family that will help you save a life, and through that life, many others.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

MARR was instrumental in changing the dynamics of our family. A family member attended MARR for three months. He has been clean for almost two years. Previous attempts with rehabilitation were unsuccessful. The experience at MARR really changed his life - and his family's life.

Words cannot express our gratitude!

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

MARR was the turning point for my son's alcohol addiction. He entered the program when he was 20 years old and in college. Today he is 31 years old and has been clean for 10 years. He follows the 12 Step Program which he learned while at MARR and he gives back to his community and still attends AA meeting at 3 times a week. The emotional and educational support they provided to all of us in our family will be with me always. Thank you to all the people at MARR.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Even though I am not an alumni of MARR, I have many close friends who are and they most assuredly would not be a useful member of society today without the assistance and guidance of MARR early in their journey. I have participated in MARR functions over the years and I do not know of an organization and their volunteers/alumni with more passion than those who have attended MARR.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our son had an addition problem at 42 years of age. We never dreamed he had ever had a problem. When this came to light he and his wife had checked into a recovery program closer to home. He said there was no way he could stay clean in that program. His wife then discovered MARR. It was the best thing that could have happened to our family. He is 8 months out and has had no further problem and is doing great. His 2 children were 13 and 15 and MARR really helped them understand also. My husband and I attended one of the family weekends which helped us understand how to help, and we needed lots of help to understand. I thank God everyday for the help we received from MARR. r&g Alabama.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been acquainted with the organization for over 5 years. I have attended their annual banquets, received their newsletters and participated in several of their fund-raising functions. I am amazed at the dedication of the staff and volunteers. The alums are a true testament to the work that MARR does. They seem to have a methodology that secures better results than those 'celeb' rehab centers. I suspect their success stems from the careful focus on the individual. I look forward to each contact I have with the organization as I will be humbled and inspired.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I came into recovery in July of 2008 and had the privilege of meeting several patients at MARR through places I attended meetings. The women I met have become some of my best friends and I've watched several more women come in over the past two and a half years and I've seen numerous miracles! Most of my friends in recovery today including my fiance were either in MARR for a time or are still in MARR and they are absolutely amazing. I've seen broken families put back together and watched women go from completely closed off to smiling, happy members of society again. I put one hundred percent stock and faith into this facility and believe in their program of treatment completely. I've recommended them to several people I've known searching for a place to recover and I'll continue to do so! MARR saved my fiance's life and I'm grateful to be a part of it whenever I can be.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I learned about this organization through a road race that they hosted. Ever since then (maybe 5 years now??) I have read their newletters and given what I can afford to help. I even saw a play that benefited their organization which I thought was a neat idea because it was a win win for everyone. On every occasion where I have run into staff or volunteers of MARR they were wonderful, knowlegable and friendly.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

MARR has an outstanding reputation for its professional, highly effective program. It is committed to helping clients receive the care, support , and tools they need to succeed in recovery.

Review from Guidestar