Women’s Recovery Center

Women's Recovery Center

Women’s Recovery Center

Intensive residential substance abuse treatment for women

Why Gender-Specific?

Research has shown that women face more obstacles than men when seeking substance abuse treatment. Consequently, they are less likely to follow through with the admissions process. Our gender-specific and separate treatment provides clients with a safe, comfortable setting where they can address issues directly related to their addiction. The Women’s Recovery Center incorporates a Disordered Eating (DE) program for those who are appropriate, and offers specialized groups such as Shame Resilience, DBT-inspired Skills, Body Acceptance and Seeking Safety (for trauma survivors). By serving women only, our clients benefit in important ways and learn the tools necessary for lasting recovery.

To learn more about gender-specific addiction treatment at MARR, read “Gender-Specific Treatment (and Why It’s Essential).”

Women are affected by addiction differently than men. At MARR in Atlanta, our Women’s Recovery Center (WRC) offers residential substance abuse treatment that is specific to the needs of women. The two-phase program structure and dedicated staff are focused on providing a safe place where women can begin working on their addiction.

As women progress through the addiction recovery process, other core issues are often identified. MARR’s primary focus is the treatment of substance use disorders (formerly called chemical dependency); however, we can address additional issues and co-occurring disorders as a part of their overall treatment.

Specific Issues Addressed at WRC

Phase 1 - The Women’s Recovery Center requires a minimum 90-day commitment, beginning with intensive day treatment for the first 30 to 45 days. Phase I includes groups, educational classes and 12-Step work. At the conclusion of this phase, the staff and client review progress and identify treatment goals for Phase II of substance abuse treatment. The client will then meet weekly with an individual therapist to work on these goals.

Phase II - Women’s Recovery Center, clients in Phase II are required to secure employment or suitable volunteer placement if appropriate. Through a structured daily routine and the therapeutic community model, they begin to learn a balanced lifestyle of recovery. Managing a schedule that includes daytime employment; evening groups; working through Steps 1, 2 and 3 with their recovery network (including a sponsor); and responsibilities at home is part of the therapeutic value of treatment at WRC.

Extended Recovery

After successfully completing all requirements outlined in their substance abuse treatment plan, clients may be eligible for MARR’s extended recovery residences (Phase III). These communities provide a sober living environment with the necessary structure to continue practicing the recovery lifestyle with peer accountability and support.

Life After MARR

Graduates of MARR can take advantage of our continuing care services, including the Alumni community, Renewal Week, and an individualized aftercare plan. Leading a productive, sober life requires daily maintenance, and we ensure every client is equipped for lasting recovery. When we say “we walk with you for life,” we mean it.
If you or your loved one is struggling with chemical dependency, contact our Women’s Recovery Center today. Freedom from addiction starts with a phone call.
Call 678-805-5131 or 800-732-5430, or contact us online. Get help now.