Events

Events

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

Heroes in Recovery 6K – July 26, 2014

Date: July 26, 2014
Time: 7:30 am
 to 
10:00 am

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WHAT: Join us for the Roswell Heroes in Recovery 6K and support MARR’s Right Side Up!

WHY: To bring together those in recovery, their loved ones, supporters of the cause and whole communities in order to break the stigma surrounding addiction and mental health conditions.

PRESENTED BY: Foundations Recovery Network Atlanta

CHARITY BENEFICIARY: Right Side Up

WHERE: Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road, Roswell, GA

WHO: Anyone can participate, volunteer, cheer on others and/or donate!

CONTACT: Lisa Scott, 678-805-5110

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Alumni Dessert & Speaker Meeting – July 27, 2014

Date: July 27, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm
 to 
7:30 pm

WHAT: Join us for our monthly Alumni Dessert/Coffee & Speaker Meeting. All are welcome!

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

COST: FREE!

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

3-Day Family Workshop – July 30 – August 1, 2014

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

This Is an Invitation-Only Event

DATES OF WORKSHOP: July 30 – August 1, 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.

1-Day Family Seminar for the Community – August 22, 2014

Date: August 22, 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.

Lunch & Learn CE Event – September 12, 2014

Date: September 12, 2014
Time: 11:30 am
 to 
1:30 pm

This Event is by Invitation Only

“Feeding off of Each Other: Eating Disorders & Substance Abuse”
Presented by Jim Seckman, MAC, CACII, CCS, MARR Clinical Director

WHAT: Lunch & Learn CE Event, presented by MARR and Foundations Recovery Network

CE CREDITS: 1.5 hours

COST: Complimentary

WHERE: 103 West
103 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30305

CONTACT: Amanda Morse, 678-805-5154

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
In the complex world of treating eating disorders, we often miss substance use disorders in an effort to address the issues that we believe will harm the clients the most. However, there is a high prevalence of substance use disorders in conjunction with eating disorders as they “compliment” one another in ways that aren’t at first obvious. This workshop is designed to help clinicians recognize and understand the relationship between an eating disorder and a substance use disorder in order to increase treatment efficacy.

Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to verbalize the importance of addressing substance use within the context of treating eating disorders
  • Participants will be able to verbalize the perceptual similarities for the client between an eating disorder and a substance use disorder
  • Participants will be able to verbalize how the feeling states of clients influence and strengthen the interplay between an eating disorder and a substance use disorder.

 

1-Day Family Seminar for the Community – September 19, 2014

Date: September 19, 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

 

  • 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.

Kentucky Alumni Dinner – September 20, 2014

Date: September 20, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm
 to 
9:00 pm

Alumni Dinner in Louisville on September 21, 2013

Join Us for a MARR Alumni Dinner!

WHEN: Saturday, September 20, 2014

WHERE: TBD

TIME: TBD

Let’s Hit the Links
There will be a same-day golf outing at the Quail Chase Golf Club (7000 Cooper Chapel Road, Louisville, KY 40229) from 10 am-3 pm. Call Gigi Barnes at 678-805-5112 for details.

 

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

Date: September 24, 2014
Time: 9:00 am
 to 
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.

Annual Alumni Fish Fry – September 27, 2014

Date: September 27, 2014
Time: 4:00 pm
 to 
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.

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.