Helping Those with Past Unsuccessful Treatment Experiences

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Are you losing hope after the last treatment attempt didn’t stick? For those who have been in treatment, perhaps several times, and it hasn’t stuck or worked, or for the family members who are hesitant about “giving it another go,” it will be hard. But MARR not only knows how to help clients who have been in treatment before but specializes in effective long-term treatment after multiple relapses.

The MARR Difference

At MARR, we understand that high-quality treatment isn’t easy to come by, and many of the clients we work with have experienced a lower level of care before coming to us. In fact, the majority of our clients have been to treatment 3 or 4 times before they come to MARR and experience success at a high-quality facility. So, what does high-quality mean to us?

For one, we’re experts in treating substance abuse disorders and co-occurring disorders. We’ve been serving the addiction community for over 45 years and have stayed true to our proven methods and evolved with clinical care best practices. We teach clients how to live full lives in recovery, not just how to stay dry. Our gender-separate addiction treatment focuses on holistic recovery, helping our clients heal physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Our recovery centers are spiritually based and incorporate the 12-Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Plus, we are state-licensed and accredited by The Joint Commission. Perhaps most importantly, MARR emphasizes long-term recovery.

Why Long-Term Treatment

At MARR, we offer three phases of treatment – the first two combined being approximately 14 weeks and the optional phase three lasting from 12 weeks up to 2 years, depending on the client’s needs. Through these phases, our certified counselors and staff work with each client to address their addiction holistically, addressing any other mental or medical problems that affect their recovery – this takes time.

Unfortunately, many treatment centers market their shorter programs, appealing to the mindset that an addict can beat their addiction in one month or less. If only it were that easy. If you or a loved one have been through one of these programs and relapsed, you’re not alone, and it’s not you that’s failing.

From experience, we have witnessed that longer treatment leads to a higher chance of lasting recovery. The National Institute on Drug Abuse says, “Generally, for residential or outpatient treatment, participation for less than 90 days is of limited effectiveness, and treatment lasting significantly longer is recommended for maintaining positive outcomes.” In other words, longer treatment gives clients a much higher chance of not relapsing.

Common Reasons Relapse Occurs 

Unfortunately, the risk of relapse in addicts is high. Causes of relapse include withdrawal symptoms, other mental health obstacles such as trauma, depression, and more, the people in their lives, access to their drug of choice, and many other factors. While we can’t promise relapse won’t occur, MARR’s treatment model focuses on all of the possible risks the addict will encounter and creates a safe environment for clients to process these emotions and real-life situations while in our care. This ultimately gives them the best chance of long-term recovery. 

Don’t Give Up On Your Addicted Loved Ones

The addict isn’t the only one affected by ineffective treatment. The family members and loved ones of those seeking recovery are often exhausted and resentful because they’ve seen first-hand their addicted person relapse. At MARR, we are passionate that family members are involved in the recovery process throughout the treatment program. We offer a Loving Someone with Addiction workshop, family webinars, and family therapy depending on the case. Our goal is to treat the entire family unit to be successful, even if they’ve previously attempted treatment once (or several times) before.

Recovery is Still Available for You

If you have previously tried a sober living, 30-day program, IOP, PHP, or another treatment program, and haven’t seen lasting recovery, you have not failed. If your loved one has had negative experiences in treatment, it does not mean treatment isn’t the option. We hope that this helps you understand different levels of treatment and that there is indeed hope for you or your loved one.

If interested in learning more about MARR, the first step is a phone call or message to our Clinical Assessment Team. Our licensed and certified clinicians are available for a confidential and complimentary conversation about the next steps you can take to get help. Call us at (678) 736-8694, or you can reach out via the chatbox.


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