MARR – Women’s Recovery Center

MARR - Women's Recovery Center Lawrenceville Georgia

Women and men are affected differently by addiction, which is why MARR offers gender-specific and gender-separate residential treatment programs for drug and alcohol addiction. The Women’s Recovery Center offers a safe and structured space for clients to begin the journey of recovery and uncover the core issues that contribute to substance use. In an environment that’s compassionate, nonjudgmental and stripped of distractions, women are able to focus entirely on their recovery and dedicate all of their efforts to getting well.

ABOUT MARR WOMEN’S RECOVERY CENTER

Set in the suburban Atlanta city of Lawrenceville, Ga., the Women’s Recovery Center (WRC) at Metro Atlanta Recovery Residences (MARR) offers residential substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment for adult females. A minimum 90-day commitment is required, and clients may stay up to one year in an extended program if necessary. Detox services are not available on-site.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

MARR’s 90-day program for women is divided into two phases. During the first 30 to 45 days, clients participate in intensive day treatment, which includes group therapy, educational classes, 12-step work, and specialized groups for issues such as disordered eating, anxiety and depression, PTSD and trauma, and codependency.

During the second phase, which typically lasts 60 days, clients are required to find a job (either paid or voluntary) and balance their schedules with therapeutic groups and recovery work. They are also expected to attend local AA or NA meetings and start working with a sponsor. A specialized track for professionals (such as doctors, pharmacists, pilots, nurses, teachers, and attorneys) is offered, as is an intensive, three-day family program.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

The facility’s staff is made up of a variety of professionals, including a medical director with a specialization in addiction psychiatry. Other credentials include licensed professional counselors (LPC) and addiction counselors (LAPC), social workers (LCSW), and marriage and family therapists (LMFT).

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Life skills are taught experientially at MARR women’s Recovery Center, and residents live in a homey redbrick townhouse and share daily chores. There is no cafeteria on campus; residents are taken on regular grocery store outings and are required to prepare their own meals.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

Some alumni reviews indicate that MARR offers an effective, no-nonsense treatment program. Former client Julie told Best-rehabs.com that she would “recommend this place to anyone seeking serious treatment not the fluff(30 days)!”

On CiteHealth, where MARR received a 2.5-star average rating from six reviewers to date, an anonymous former client wrote: “MARR has saved my life. The staff here is amazing. MARR has turned into not only my treatment center but a home away from home.”[1]

One opposing report was uncovered on CiteHealth. An anonymous alum called the treatment experience “completely futile,” and felt that the medical staff was incompetent and irresponsible. The reviewer also claimed that “the physician is rarely seen and the nurse is a joke.”

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

One anonymous family member surveyed by Best-rehabs.com felt that the program was “too lenient. They allow the patient to dictate the treatment. This facility used to be very good. I do not understand how my niece was able to manipulate them.”

On CiteHealth, another anonymous reviewer reported poor communication with staff: “[They] did not tell me there were any issues with my child until they made the decision to ‘dismiss’ her. Young and immature staff who do not understand the ramifications of their decisions.”

But others offered positive feedback, such as the anonymous loved one who told Best-rehabs.com that the facility “offered our family the opportunity to be involved with group therapy with our daughter.”

FINANCING

The cost of treatment at MARR is $25,350. The facility is out-of-network with insurance providers: it will supply statements that can be submitted to insurance providers, and can work with insurers to maximize use of benefits, but it does not submit claims or accept insurance up-front. This policy is designed to ensure that treatment isn’t curtailed by insurers imposing time limits.

[1] http://citehealth.com/rehab-centers/georgia/cities/lawrenceville/marr-inc

Reviews about MARR – Women’s Recovery Center

This facility is run like a business. Some of the counselors play mind games and they don’t care about your general well-being; they enjoy the power trip. One counselor saw me on my way out and blatantly ignored me without even having the common courtesy of saying a simple “goodbye.” It’s a business, not a caring facility
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  • Staff credentials were strong. Lack of freedom and integration with society, no cell phones, computers, no outside contact Not cost effective, very strict rules, good staff, good accommodations.
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  • Activity and therapy were good...Too much freedom It's an overall good facility. Anyone who goes should stay a year or more.
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  • they are able to identify underlying problems. the community living aspect helped me immensely. tough but effective love. I am still sober after 8+ years after relapsing off and in for 2 years. They didn't just save my life; MARR gave me a life.
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  • Great facility.
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  • Great staff and the therapeutic community model helped me where other rehab facilities had not. They have a well trained staff and deal with many patients who are also professionals. Doctors, lawyers, pharmacists ect this helped me tremendously and I never felt like anything was done for any reason but to aid my long term sobriety.
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  • Well designed therapeutic communities, excellent bridge to local 12 step community, engaged the faith communities. Strong counseling staff. Facilities were dingy, you had to grocery shop and cook your own meals, no frills If you want to be immersed in recovery with like minded people and an excellent staff that will help you identify and address your core issues, this is the place. If you want luxury and amenities, look elsewhere.
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  • I do not recommend this facility. My daughter attended and the communication between the counsellors and the family ( who generally are the news paying the steep fees) is very poor. Disappointing.
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  • It was overall good facility, but could have offered more holistic options.
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  • MARR was an outstanding choice. They seem to be in it for all of the right reasons and really care about the clients recover, both during and after treatment.
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  • Too lenient. They allow the patient to dictate the treatment. This facility used to be very good. I do not understand how my niece was able to manipulate them.
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    The site offered our family the opportunity to be involved with group therapy with our daughter.
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    My niece would not follow the rules of the facility, and they did not want her to stay because of that. They won't put up with her attempts to charm them or maliciously make them do her bidding. There was going to be a family group session, but my niece left the facility before that could happen. This was a court-ordered situation, so I cannot understand how she was able to leave.
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  • This is a minimum 90 day residential program with daily classes and meetings required,custom counseling and scheduled appointments with appropriate MD's! Also retraining from beginning to end for reentry back into life on life's terms,also includes free adjustments after your rehab is over and you move back home. Would recommend this place to anyone seeking serious treatment not the fluff(30 days)! I got my life back!