MARR holds several events throughout the year. Come celebrate recovery with us!

3-Day Family Workshop – September 24-26, 2014

Date: September 24, 2014
Time: 9:00 am
4:00 pm

This Is an Invitation-Only Event

DATES OF WORKSHOP: September 24-26, 2014

(Only for family members of clients currently in MARR.)

This workshop is an intensive, three-day-long program designed to provide education, support and therapy to adults and adolescents ages 14 and older. The staff at MARR believes that those who have been in relationships with alcohol- and drug-addicted individuals experience their own struggles and pain. If the family is to survive and grow, it is critical that the individual members begin their own recovery process. This workshop is offered approximately every 7-8 weeks. If you have not yet received an invitation by mail or email to register, please contact your MARR counselor before registering for this event.

7th Annual Run for Recovery 5k Run/Walk – September 27, 2014

Date: September 27, 2014
Time: 7:30 am
10:00 am

WHAT: Celebrate National Recovery Month by running or walking this scenic course! All proceeds will support the initiatives of the Kennesaw State University (KSU) Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery’s Collegiate Recovery Community. MARR is a proud sponsor.

WHERE: KSU Sports & Recreation Park
390 Big Shanty Road in Kennesaw, GA

WHO: All Are Welcome!

TIME: 7:30 a.m. Packet Pickup; 8:30 a.m. Race Time

COST: $25 per person
$20 ages 65+
$15 for Students (with ID)

CLICK HERE to Register!

Annual Alumni Fish Fry – September 27, 2014

Date: September 27, 2014
Time: 4:00 pm
7:00 pm

WHAT: Take the bait, come celebrate! Dive in and join us for some finger-lickin’ FUN!

WHERE: Camp Donnie Brown, 300 Sam Harris Lane Canton, GA 30114

CONTACT: Alison Broderick, Alumni Coordinator, 678-805-5114

*A 12-Step Meeting will complete the day. No RSVP necessary.

Celebration of Recovery Service – September 28, 2014

Date: September 28, 2014
Time: 10:30 am
11:45 am

Please Join Us For A Celebration of Recovery

Reverend John Purrington will be giving a message of Hope and Healing. Alumni, Family and Volunteers will be sharing their experience, strength and hope.

We will also express our gratitude for St. John United Methodist Church’s 30-plus years of service and support to MARR.

WHERE: St. John United Methodist Church, 550 Mount Paran Road, Atlanta, GA 30327

Lemonade and refreshments following the service

All are also welcome to attend Sunday School 9:15-10:15


Please arrive 5 – 10 minutes early

Directions: 285 W Exit Roswell Rd. (Sandy Springs); turn left and go inside 285 (south on Roswell Road) 2 miles to Mt. Paran Road (4th traffic light); turn right and go 2 miles to St. John United Methodist Church on left

Monthly Alumni Speaker Meeting – September 28, 2014

Date: September 28, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm
7:30 pm

WHAT: Join us for our monthly Alumni Speaker Meeting.

WHERE: Men’s Recovery Center, 2801 Clearview Place, Doraville, Georgia 30340

WHO: All are welcome!


*There will be a Co-Ed Alumni Meeting from 6-6:15 pm

“But there exists among us a fellowship, a friendliness, and an understanding which is indescribably wonderful.” -Big Book of AA, p. 17

Kentucky Alumni Dinner – October 11, 2014

Date: October 11, 2014
Time: 5:30 pm
8:30 pm

Alumni Dinner in Louisville on September 21, 2013

Join Us for a MARR Alumni Dinner!

WHO: MARR Alumni in Kentucky & Surrounding Areas (spouses/significant others welcome)

WHERE: 5:30 pm Reception – The Morton Center (1028 Barret Ave, Louisville, KY 40204)
7 pm Dinner – Bristol (1321 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204)

COST: $15 per person

Let’s Hit the Links
There will be a same-day golf outing at Heritage Hill Golf Club from 10 am-3 pm. Call Gigi Barnes at 678-805-5112 for details.


Lunch & Learn CE Event: Women, Addiction & Relationships – October 17, 2014

Date: October 17, 2014
Time: 12:00 pm
2:30 pm

This Event is by Invitation Only








Co-sponsored by MARR and Care and Counseling Center of Georgia

WHAT: Lunch & Learn CE Event, “Interwoven: Women, Addiction and Relationships”

PRESENTED BY: Jessica Schmoll, MS, LPC, Director of MARR Women’s Recovery Center

WHERE: Care and Counseling Center of Georgia
1814 Clairmont Rd, Decatur, GA 30033

COST: Complimentary

HOURS: 1.5 CEs have been applied for through LPCAGA, GAMFT and GSCSW

RSVP by Friday, October 10: Amanda Morse, 678-805-5154

Alumni Service Work at The Extension – October 22, 2014

Date: October 22, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm
8:00 pm

MARR Women’s Alumni: Please join us in preparing and serving dinner for the female residents of The Extension — a facility in Marietta that provides comprehensive residential treatment for homeless men and women who struggle with addiction. Volunteers are invited to attend a Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) meeting with the residents afterward.

The Extension – Women’s Campus
130 Holiday Street
Marietta, GA 30060

For more information, email Alison Broderick or call 678-805-5114.

Step 12: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. 

1-Day Family Seminar for the Community – October 24, 2014

Date: October 24, 2014
Time: 9:00 am
3:30 pm

This seminar is designed for family and friends affected by an active alcoholic and/or drug addict who is not in treatment at MARR.

2815 Clearview Place
Doraville, GA 30340

$50 per person

  • The Disease of Addiction: Covers different theories of addiction, understanding addictive thinking and the difference between substance abuse and dependence.
  • Addiction, A Family Disease: Describes the symptoms and behaviors of addiction and how they impact family members.
  • Enabling, Rescuing and Controlling: Teaches how to recognize behaviors used by family members as a result of a loved ones’ addiction and to identify new, healthy behaviors.
  • Identifying and Establishing Personal Boundaries: Teaches how to establish and maintain healthy boundaries as a primary tool to detach from addictive behaviors, while continuing to maintain a loving relationship with the addict.
  • Creating a Support System: Teaches family members how to create support for themselves and practice healthy self-care.

Georgia Gives Day – November 13, 2014

Date: November 13, 2014
Time: 12:00 am
11:59 pm


WHAT: On Georgia Gives Day, the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN) will partner with participating nonprofits, state agencies, corporations and businesses, associations, foundations and public relations and advertising firms to support the causes that make Georgia great.

WHEN: Thursday, November 13, 2014

WHO: MARR is Proud to be a Registered Nonprofit for Georgia Gives Day!

HOW: Please consider making a donation by clicking ‘Donate Now!’ below and doing your part to help our local communities thrive.