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) is a spiritually based, two-phase structure that requires a minimum of 90 days of residential drug and alcohol treatment. Our rehab center gradually guides men into a balanced lifestyle and on the road to recovery. MRC’s Therapeutic Community model promotes responsibility and accountability, as well as establishes healthy habits.
STAGES OF TREATMENT
Phase I – Beginning with an intensive day-treatment schedule, clients receive individual attention and group therapy to ensure a complete understanding of the foundation for recovery. Together with a certified substance abuse counselor, each client learns about the crucial components of sober living and real-world recovery. This includes the 12-Step Program, the disease model of addiction, relapse prevention and healthy coping behaviors. Phase I of addiction treatment lasts between 30 and 45 days.
Phase II – When clients enter Phase II of addiction treatment at MARR’s Men’s Recovery Center, they must obtain employment or find volunteer placement if appropriate. The structure of a daytime job, evening groups, working with a sponsor and interacting with their therapeutic community is essential in early sobriety. Clients learn how to put their recovery first and live one day a time. Phase II of addiction treatment lasts approximately 60 days.
As men progress through drug and alcohol treatment, other core issues are often identified. MARR’s primary focus is the treatment of substance use disorder (formally called chemical dependency); however, we can address additional issues as they relate to addiction and include them as a part of their overall addiction treatment plan.
After successfully completing all requirements outlined in their drug and alcohol 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.
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 90-day Intensive Residential Program. 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.
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 Center 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 90-day 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: