Frequently Asked Questions

Treatment FAQs

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Can I bring extra items?

Our staff members are frequently asked questions about bringing extra items, such as musical instruments or books. Due to the structure and intense work being done in the first 30 days, MARR does not encourage clients to bring additional items.

Can I bring an iPod or other portable audio device?

Clients are allowed to bring music-listening devices with them if they bring a docking station or radio. No earphones are allowed, as this can lead to isolation from the therapeutic community.

Can I bring a pet?

Pets are not allowed in addiction treatment due to several reasons, including space, the safety of other clients, medical issues and facility accreditation.

How do I pay for food?

As a residential addiction treatment program, clients learn (or re-learn) certain life skills at MARR, including grocery shopping and food preparation. MARR does not have an onsite cafeteria; instead, the clients are given food vouchers each week and they shop for groceries with their community. They are also responsible for preparing their meals every day. While it may seem trivial to some, this part of treatment holds a great deal of therapeutic value for clients.

Can I bring a vehicle?

Clients can bring a car with them to treatment. They must have a valid driver’s license and insurance for their vehicle. The client is unable to drive alone at the beginning of addiction treatment, and he or she must be willing to transport other clients who may or may not have a vehicle with them.

Is MARR free?

We receive many inquiries and frequently asked questions regarding the cost of treatment and whether or not it’s free. MARR is a private drug and alcohol treatment center that accepts donations; however, there is a fee for our specialized addiction treatment. In an effort to make addiction treatment more affordable, we work with insurance, offer scholarships, and provide an installment plan.

MARR works with all private insurance on an out-of-network basis with the help of a third-party provider, SJ Health Advocates. SJ Health Advocates completes all pre-certifications, utilization reviews, and claim submissions with insurance on behalf of our insured clients. Clients and/or clients’ families are responsible for paying for MARR services while clients are in our care, while SJ Health Advocated simultaneously works with insurance to seek reimbursement for services.

What is the length of addiction treatment?

A personalized treatment plan is created for each client following admission to MARR. Our Clinical Assessment Team will determine what phases of treatment are best for the client. Research has proven that long-term drug and alcohol treatment is most effective, as it provides ample time for clients to experience life in recovery.

Can I visit my loved one while he or she is in treatment?

Clients are allowed to apply for/request a Therapeutic Leave (TL) after Phase I of addiction treatment, which lasts 45 days.

Does MARR help the client find a job?

MARR assists clients in obtaining employment if it is part of their individualized addiction treatment plan. Nevertheless, we do not supply the employment but facilitate the client in finding work.

How can I make my loved one go to treatment?

MARR’s admissions coordinators are frequently asked questions about how to ensure a loved one gets the addiction treatment he or she needs. Unfortunately, no one can make your loved one enroll in drug and alcohol treatment. Nonetheless, MARR can refer you to a Professional Interventionist who can help create motivation for your loved one to seek help.

How does MARR compare to other addiction treatment programs?

MARR distinguishes itself from other addiction treatment facilities in several ways. First, MARR employs a community model. Second, our knowledgeable and skilled staff members address core issues that lead to addiction, as well as teach the necessary tools for long-term recovery. Third, MARR is committed to helping clients obtain spiritual growth and wholeness.