Frequently Asked Questions


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Does MARR accept insurance?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions we receive. Insurance companies do not provide coverage for long-term programs. At MARR, we believe strongly in our addiction treatment services. In order to continue over 30 years of exceptional treatment, we choose not to shorten our program solely based on insurance coverage. As a courtesy, MARR assists family members in getting reimbursed from their insurance company (if they have eligible coverage). MARR does not file claims directly to insurance, and we are out of network with all insurance companies. For further details, call an admissions coordinator at 678-805-5131 or 800-732-5430.

Can I bring extra items?

MARR understands that 90 days can seem like a long time to be away from home; however, we are truly invested in each client’s addiction treatment process and recovery program. Our staff members are frequently asked questions about bringing extra items, such as musical instruments or books. Due to the structure and intense work being done in the first 30 days, MARR does not encourage clients to bring additional items.

Can I bring an iPod or other portable audio device?

Clients are allowed to bring music-listening devices with them if they bring a docking station or radio. No earphones are allowed, as this can lead to isolation from the therapeutic community.

Can I bring a pet?

Pets are not allowed in addiction treatment due to several reasons, including space, the safety of other clients, medical issues and facility accreditation.

How do I pay for food?

As a residential addiction treatment program, clients learn (or re-learn) certain life skills at MARR, including grocery shopping and food preparation. MARR does not have an onsite cafeteria; instead, the clients are given food vouchers each week and they shop for groceries with their community. They are also responsible for preparing their meals every day. While it may seem trivial to some, this part of treatment holds a great deal of therapeutic value for clients.

Can I bring a vehicle?

Clients can bring a car with them to treatment. They must have a valid driver’s license and insurance for their vehicle. The client is unable to drive alone at the beginning of addiction treatment, and he or she must be willing to transport other clients who may or may not have a vehicle with them.

Is MARR free?

We receive many inquiries and frequently asked questions regarding the cost of treatment and whether or not it’s free. MARR is a private, non-profit drug and alcohol rehab center that accepts donations; however, there is a fee for our specialized addiction treatment. In an effort to make addiction treatment more affordable, we offer scholarships and an installment plan.

What is the length of addiction treatment?

MARR is a minimum 90-day addiction treatment program. Research has proven that long-term drug and alcohol treatment is most effective, as it provides ample time for clients to experience life in recovery. For individuals who have successfully completed addiction treatment at MARR, we offer an extended phase (optional). During this phase, they can reside at MARR for up to one year or longer.

Can I visit my loved one while he or she is in treatment?

Clients are allowed to apply for/request a Therapeutic Leave (TL) after Phase I of addiction treatment (usually 30 days).

Does MARR help the client find a job?

MARR assists clients in obtaining employment if it is part of their individualized addiction treatment plan. Nevertheless, we do not supply the employment but facilitate the client in finding work.

How can I make my loved one go to treatment?

MARR’s admissions coordinators are frequently asked questions about how to ensure a loved one gets the addiction treatment he or she needs. Unfortunately, no one can make your loved one enroll in drug and alcohol treatment. Nonetheless, MARR can refer you to a Professional Interventionist who can help create motivation for your loved one to seek help.

How does MARR compare to other addiction treatment programs?

MARR distinguishes itself from other addiction treatment facilities in several ways. First, MARR employs the Therapeutic Community model. Second, our knowledgeable and skilled staff members address core issues that lead to addiction, as well as teach the necessary tools for long-term recovery. Third, MARR is committed to helping clients obtain spiritual growth and wholeness.

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