Events

Events

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

Kentucky Alumni Dinner – October 11, 2014

Date: October 11, 2014
Time: 5:30 pm
 to 
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
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2:30 pm

This Event is by Invitation Only

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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
 to 
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

Contact
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
 to 
3:30 pm

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

WHERE:
2815 Clearview Place
Doraville, GA 30340

COST:
$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.

Monthly Alumni Speaker Meeting – October 26, 2014

Date: October 26, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm
 to 
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!

GUEST SPEAKER: TBD

*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

Freedom from Codependence Workshop – November 8 & 15, 2014

Date: November 8, 2014
Time: 9:00 am
 to 
4:30 pm

PLEASE NOTE THE SCHEDULE FOR THE TWO DAYS IS AS FOLLOWS:
PART I – November 8, 2014: 
9 am – 4:30 pm (lunch on your own)
PART II – November 15, 2014: 9 am – 4:30 pm (lunch on your own)

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WHAT: An intensive, two-part workshop that helps participants recognize and break out of negative patterns in their relationships.

WHO: Individuals struggling with core issues of self-esteem, family roles and personal boundary setting

COST: $200 per person

WHERE: MARR Administration Building, 2815 Clearview Place, Doraville, GA 30340

CONTACT: Janet Fluker, 678-805-5118

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP: Freedom from Codependence is an active, experiential workshop that helps participants understand the relationship between childhood experience and adult behavior and the impact on adult relationships. Workshop leaders Janet Fluker, LPC and Amanda Morse, LPC teach the skills necessary to relate to loved ones in healthy ways. Topics include:

  • The Nature of the Child: Identify the core issues that result from unmet childhood needs and link core issues to adult behavior.
  • Self-esteem: Understand inherent worth and the danger of basing worth on external factors which leads to shame or grandiosity.
  • Reality: Define reality and how childhood experiences interfere with knowing our own.
  • Boundaries: Understand the origin of unhealthy boundaries and how they undermine our relationships, as well as learn about healthy boundaries (i.e., how to develop them and how they protect our reality and self-esteem).

 

Georgia Gives Day – November 13, 2014

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

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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.

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3-Day Family Workshop – November 19-21, 2014

Date: November 19, 2014
Time: 9:00 am
 to 
4:00 pm

This Is an Invitation-Only Event

DATES OF WORKSHOP: November 19-21, 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.

Annual Celebration of Recovery Banquet – November 22, 2014

Date: November 22, 2014
Time: 5:30 pm
 to 
10:00 pm

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Register Now!

GUEST SPEAKERS:
Amanda B. and Angie B., a daughter/mother duo, will share their AA/Al-Anon story, “Two Sides to AA Recovery Story”

WHERE:
Cobb Galleria Centre
4 Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339

CONTACT:
Gigi Barnes
678-805-5112

Thanksgiving Lunch – November 27, 2014

Date: November 27, 2014
Time: 12:00 pm
 to 
4:00 pm

You Are Invited to Thanksgiving Lunch at the Lake!

Hosted by: MARR Alumni Association

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

Contact: Alison Broderick
678-805-5114, alison.broderick@marrinc.org

*Volunteers welcome starting at 9 a.m.