Men's Recovery Center
Recovery from drug and alcohol addiction is an ongoing commitment. MARR provides a safe environment for adult men that encourages openness and a sense of community. The Men’s Recovery Center (MRC) gradually guides men into a balanced lifestyle and on the road to recovery. We use community living (Therapeutic Community model) as a therapeutic tool to teach real-world recovery skills.
We identify each individual’s underlying issues and use clinically proven techniques to treat. A personalized Treatment Plan is created for each client following admission to MARR. Although each client is assigned a primary therapist to work with them individually, an entire Treatment Team works together to ensure each person receives the best care possible. The Treatment Team is comprised of a Board Certified psychiatrist, licensed, master’s level clinicians, certified addiction counselors, family therapists, and nursing staff. The Treatment Team will continually evaluate each client’s progress and needs as they move through the treatment phases.
STAGES OF TREATMENT
Phase I (6-8 weeks) – Beginning with an intensive day-treatment schedule, clients receive individual attention and group therapy to ensure a complete understanding of the foundation for recovery.
- Residential living
- Group and individual therapy
- Regular meetings with a psychiatrist
- Family therapy
- Addiction education
- Specialty groups to focus on topics such as anger and relationships
During Phase I clients receive a minimum of 24 hours of therapy per week. 12-Step work and AA/NA meetings in the community are required in addition to the clinical programming provided by MARR.
Phase II (6-8 weeks) – When clients enter Phase II of addiction treatment at MARR’s Men’s Recovery Center, they must obtain part-time employment or find volunteer placement if appropriate.
- Residential living
- Clinical programming including group, individual and family therapy
- Working a part-time job within the community
In this phase we’re focused on teaching clients recovery life skills as they ease back into a normal working routine. Phase II allows clients the opportunity to apply everything they’re learning in a setting outside of treatment and navigate the challenges that come with that with MARR’s structure and support.
Phase III (12+ weeks) – These communities provide a sober living environment with the necessary structure to continue practicing the recovery lifestyle with peer accountability and support.
- Residential living while working full-time, getting back into a previous career, or returning to school.
- Includes aftercare groups, alumni activities, and access to MRC (Men’s Recovery Center) treatment team as needed.
WHAT WE OFFER
- Psychiatric/Clinical Evaluation
- Addiction-Focused Treatment
- Addiction Education
- Relapse Prevention
- Assigned Primary Therapist
- Individualized Treatment Plan
- Co-occurring Disorders
Groups & Modalities
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Group Therapy
- Life Story
- Family Dynamics
- First-Step Inventory
- On-site Residential Staff
- Comfortable Living Accommodations
- Work/Life Balance
- Boundaries & Relationships
- Residential Activities
- Personal & Group Accountability
- Residential/Community Groups
- Weekly Aftercare Groups
- Extended Recovery Residences
- Anger Management
- Sex & Intimacy
- Trauma Education
- Corrective Thinking
The expectations and pressure an individual endures in a demanding profession can be overwhelming, especially when struggling with the disease of addiction. MARR has provided treatment for professionals since its inception in 1975. We serve doctors, lawyers, nurses, pharmacists, pilots, teachers, and clergy from all over the country. The Recovering Professionals Program works as an adjunct to the Men’s & Women’s Residential Programs. The program provides a continuum of care for professionals in crisis, including long-term monitoring and advocacy services. Learn more about our recovering professionals program here.
Professional clients attend three career-specific groups weekly and meet consistently with the Atlanta Recovering Professionals treatment team to discuss their progress. A Professionals’ Liaison provides updates to licensure boards and offers advocacy on behalf of professional clients. Learn more about our recovering professionals program here.
At MARR, we define spirituality as the ability to connect to self, others and the God of our understanding. We believe that long-term sobriety is futile without spiritual growth. And because it is our mission to bring lasting recovery to our clients, spiritual guidance is deeply rooted in our gender-specific addiction treatment.
“Willingness, honesty and open mindedness are the essentials of recovery (Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 568).” These principles provide hope to those struggling with substance use disorder. As clients get connected, they learn to live each day in harmony with themselves, their fellows and a Higher Power.
Oftentimes, a spiritual awakening is a gradual process and not a white-light moment. Rather than a set of rules or religious beliefs, spirituality is a way of life — the key to recovery.
WHAT IS THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY?
Addiction is an isolating disease. At the Men’s Recovery Center, the therapeutic community is the primary agent of change. Clients live in a therapeutic setting, sharing a residence with other clients of the same gender.
Together in this home-like environment, they learn to live healthier lives through a connection with others, self and a Higher Power. Maintaining a balance between the day-to-day activities of work, groups, addiction treatment and home life offers clients vital life skills in early recovery.
An important component of the therapeutic process is the use of contracts. As part of the community, clients construct both concrete and growth goals for themselves. These goals, in the form of a contract, are then shared with the community to acquire support and accountability toward achieving them. Members of the community become responsible to one another as they begin their recovery journey.
LIFE AFTER MARR
Graduates of MARR Addiction Treatment Centers 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.
Renewal Week is offered free-of-charge to those who have successfully completed our program and have maintained recovery for a minimum of six months. If a man or woman is not fully committed to recovery, or has, in fact, relapsed, this week is not appropriate. Instead, that individual needs to readmit to the program.
HEAR OUR STAFF
Listen to a Q&A with three counselors from our Men’s Recovery Center. They address the importance for men in early recovery to have a place to begin to practice vulnerability and connection, and the unique principles that have guided treatment at MARR for 40 years.
We’ve created MARR’s Recovery Resources to be a library of evidence-based clinical information and personal stories about the disease of addiction, its effects on the whole family, and the journey of recovery. To access our articles, videos, and podcast episodes: