FAQs about MARR's Outpatient Program

Has MARR changed its program structure/treatment model?

No. Our flagship program continues to be the same Residential Program that we’ve offered for over 45 years. However, in addition to residential care, we now also provide outpatient services.

Our Outpatient Program now equips us to treat clients with less advanced cases of substance use disorder. In the past, we have not been able to treat many of these clients. With the addition of our Outpatient Program, we can now intervene earlier in the disease process with our clients and their family members.

Why did MARR expand into outpatient treatment?

Believe it or not, outpatient treatment isn’t completely new for MARR. It is something that we provided previously under the leadership of longstanding MARR clinicians.

In the wake of the COVID pandemic, during which we’ve seen alcoholism and addiction rates rise dramatically, we’ve decided that it is time to return to offering these services so that we can help more people. Our goal is to continue to help willing clients and family members before their addiction, alcoholism, and codependency get worse.

Do incoming clients get to pick whether they go into the Outpatient or Residential Program?

No, every client completes a comprehensive clinical assessment. Their level of care is determined based on the information gathered in the assessment.

Clients will only be approved and admitted to the program that is clinically appropriate for their needs.

Is the Family Program available to patients in the Outpatient Program?

Yes! Family members of our outpatient clients are invited and encouraged to participate in family counseling, family week, webinars, support groups, and workshops, all of which are already included in the price of their loved one’s treatment.

Are clients from the Residential and Outpatient Program in separate treatment groups?

No, outpatient clients participate in the same day-treatment groups, completing the same assignments, and going through their treatment day in the same way that residential clients do.

Outside of the day treatment groups, outpatient and residential clients will remain separate so that all our clients can form bonds and relate their experience, strength, and hope with others going through the same treatment experience. Outpatient clients will also participate in their own process groups to mirror the Community Groups in our Residential Program.

What would stop clients in the Residential Program from wanting to transfer into the Outpatient Program?

While residential clients may wish to transfer to the Outpatient Program for the convenience or reduced structure, they will not be allowed to do so. Every client is admitted to their respective program based on what is clinically appropriate for them.

This may be a source of frustration for some of our residential clients, but we believe finding acceptance of their clinically determined level of care has therapeutic value, just like so many of the adjustments people learn to make in early recovery.

Are clients in the Outpatient Program expected to follow all the same rules as the clients in the Residential Program?

Yes, with a few exceptions. Outpatient clients will have access to their cell phones but are expected to turn them in at the beginning of each treatment day. The buddy restriction will only apply during the treatment day, and clients who relapse will be referred to a higher level of care or reassessed for the Residential Program.

Please call us at (678) 679-9293 if you have any questions or are seeking to find treatment for someone.