Events

Events

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

3-Day Family Workshop – March 4-6, 2015

Date: March 4, 2015
Time: 9:00 am  to  4:30 pm
This Is An Invitation-Only Event

DATES OF WORKSHOP: March 4 – 6, 2015

SCHEDULE:
March 4: 9am – 4:30pm
March 5: 9am – 4:30pm
March 6: 9am – Noon

(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.

Workshop: “Sex, Love or Relationships – What’s the Real Issue?” – March 13, 2015

Date: March 13, 2015
Time: 9:00 am  to  12:00 pm

Defining, Assessing, and Addressing Sex & Intimacy Disorders in Women

This Is An Invitation-Only Event

CO-HOSTS:
MARR, Elements Behavioral Health and The Ranch

SPEAKER:
Karen Brownd, MA, LPCC, CSAT
Program Director, The Center for Relationship and Sexual Recovery at The Ranch

SCHEDULE:
9:00am – 10:00am: Breakfast/Registration/Introductions
10:00am – 12:00pm: Workshop Begins
12:00pm: Workshop Closes

WHERE:
Maggiano’s Little Italy – Perimeter Mall
4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30346

CE CREDITS:
2.0 Hours

SUMMARY:
How often do we see women in relapse, thwarted again and again when they are seemingly on track in their recovery, doing all the right things, seeing their therapist, going to support groups, meeting with sponsors and recovery coaches? This all too often becomes a story realized. Underlying issues of trauma, sex and intimacy disorders can override even the most solid recovery strategies. Subsequently, assessment, treatment planning and interventions need to specifically assess and attend to each female client’s potential for underlying issues and distress. This workshop will explore definitions and differences in sex and intimacy disorders in women and men, as well as methods for evaluating, assessing and treatment intervention strategies for addressing addiction interaction disorders when sex and intimacy disorders are present in women.

CONTACT:
Please direct inquiries to Amanda Morse at 678-805-5154.

1-Day Family Seminar for the Community – March 20, 2015

Date: March 20, 2015
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 – March 29, 2015

Date: March 29, 2015
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: WENDY G.

*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

Spring Volunteer Training – April 6-7 and 13-14, 2015

Date: April 6, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

Volunteers are an essential part of the MARR organization. If you would like to join our community and watch chemically dependent men and women experience a total life transformation, please join us for our Spring Volunteer Training Session.

WHEN:
April 6, 2015 (6pm-9pm)
April 7, 2015 (6pm-9pm)
April 13, 2015 (6pm-9pm)
April 14, 2015 (6pm-9pm)

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

CONTACT:
Julie Hansen
678-805-5155
julie.hansen@marrinc.org

Visit our Volunteers page for more information about getting involved.

Atlanta Alumni Dinner – April 18, 2015

Date: April 18, 2015
Time: 6:30 pm  to  8:30 pm

Eat4Join Us for a MARR Alumni Dinner!

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

WHERE: Hudson Grille Sandy Springs (6317 Roswell Rd NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328)

COST: $15 per person

RSVP BY APRIL 10: Alison Broderick, Alumni Coordinator – 678-805-5114, or send an email.

3-Day Family Workshop – April 22-24, 2015

Date: April 22, 2015
Time: 9:00 am  to  4:30 pm
This Is An Invitation-Only Event

DATES OF WORKSHOP: April 22 – 24, 2015

SCHEDULE:
April 22: 9am – 4:30pm
April 23: 9am – 4:30pm
April 24: 9am – Noon

(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.

Alumni Service – The Extension (Women’s Campus) – April 22, 2015

Date: April 22, 2015
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. 

Annual Golf Tournament – May 4, 2015

Date: May 4, 2015
Time: 9:30 am  to  5:30 pm
MARR's Annual Golf Tournament

WHAT: Join us for our Annual Golf Tournament. Proceeds will benefit the Family Recovery Center.

WHERE: Laurel Springs Golf Club, 6400 Golf Club Drive, Suwanee, GA 30024

TIME: 9:30 a.m. Check-In; 11:00 a.m. Shotgun Start (Four-Person Scramble Format)

ENTRY FEE: $150 per person

INCLUDES: Practice Facility, Player Gift Package, Lunch, 18 Holes of Golf with Cart, Snacks & Beverages, Dinner/Awards Ceremony

CONTACT: Gigi Barnes, 678-805-5112

PROUD SPONSOR OF MARR’S ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

1-Day Family Seminar for the Community – May 16, 2015

Date: May 16, 2015
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.