90 episodes

Gripping, raw, and honest firsthand accounts of the desperation of alcoholism, drug addiction, and codependency, along with the moving recollections of the hope, connection, and peace found through the miracle of 12 Step Recovery. Produced by MARR Addiction Treatment Centers, a non-profit treatment facility founded in 1975 in Atlanta, GA.

Stories of Recovery | Alcoholism, Addiction & 12 Step Spirituality MARR Addiction Treatment Centers

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 45 Ratings

Gripping, raw, and honest firsthand accounts of the desperation of alcoholism, drug addiction, and codependency, along with the moving recollections of the hope, connection, and peace found through the miracle of 12 Step Recovery. Produced by MARR Addiction Treatment Centers, a non-profit treatment facility founded in 1975 in Atlanta, GA.

    Ep 90: The Dentist Who Couldn’t Stop Using Drugs

    Ep 90: The Dentist Who Couldn’t Stop Using Drugs

    Ep 90: The Dentist Who Couldn't Stop Using Drugs















    From the outside, it looked as if Brian had everything going for him. He had graduated from dental school. His career was off to a successful start. And in his spare time as a musician, he had even found the time to record an album. However, what people couldn’t see was that he was also developing a serious drug dependency. All this activity came to a halt when he was confronted by his supervisor and told to go to treatment. When he checked into MARR, he began learning about the underlying causes of his drug addiction. He also learned that recovery took work and a commitment to the principles of 12-step recovery.

    • 36 min
    Ep. 89: As Family, We Were Invited to Participate

    Ep. 89: As Family, We Were Invited to Participate

    Ep. 89: As Family, We Were Invited to Participate







    Family members can be a vital part of the recovery process. The two women on today’s episode are a prime example of that reality. Sallie and Rosemary are the wife and mother of one of our former clients, Rob. They watched Rob go through treatments before coming to MARR, and even participated in family programs at other treatment centers. But at MARR, they felt a confidence in the staff and program they hadn’t felt at previous treatment centers. They also accepted the invitation MARR extended to them to participate in their own recovery. These two women share their respective journeys as loved ones who watched the addiction progress and then saw what life could be like in recovery.









    Rob (former client) and Sallie (Rob's wife)













    Rosemary (Rob's mom)

    • 23 min
    Ep 88: A Fast Tailspin Toward Death

    Ep 88: A Fast Tailspin Toward Death

    Ep 88: A Fast Tailspin Toward Death







    A daily cocaine and heroin user, Tara describes herself in her addiction as being in “a fast tailspin toward death.” Thanks to an unexpected intervention from her daughter, she ended up in MARR’s Right Side Up program at 40. Looking back on it, she describes getting to the program as finding an immediate sense of safety and connection. She now sees the day-to-day structure of the program as her saving grace. Tara takes us step by step through her first year of sobriety, describing the support she received at Right Side Up.

    • 26 min
    Ep 87: The Significance of Family Week in Treatment

    Ep 87: The Significance of Family Week in Treatment

    Ep 87: The Significance of Family Week in Treatment









    When Laurie M.’s husband, Sam, checked into MARR (which you can hear about in episode 86), the relationships in their family were strained. Now, Laurie says, her marriage with Sam is better than ever, and there has been significant healing between her children and Sam. She credits a lot of the progress to the work that she and her kids were able to do in MARR’s Family Program. While her husband, Sam, was learning how to live in sobriety, Laurie was learning about her part in the family disease of addiction. She also learned how she could find her own path to recovery. She particularly credits Family Week at MARR, which her kids attended as well, as profoundly impacting their family life, both for herself and Sam, as well as their two kids.

    • 23 min
    Ep. 86: The Ego Deflation of a Successful Investor

    Ep. 86: The Ego Deflation of a Successful Investor

    Ep. 86: The Ego Deflation of a Successful Investor







    Sam M. was a high-flying investor in capital markets for residential mortgages. He had a wife and two kids that always took a back seat to his career. But that all changed when he got arrested for a DUI and ended up at MARR. In treatment, his peers and his counselors helped him realize what really mattered to him. In this episode, we also hear from Sam’s wife, Laurie, about her perception of Sam’s recovery. Our next episode will focus entirely on Laurie’s experience of Family Week at MARR, and how that experience was a game-changer for her and her children. 

    Ep. 85: Going Through Divorce with an Attitude of Service | Michelle H. Sequel

    Ep. 85: Going Through Divorce with an Attitude of Service | Michelle H. Sequel

    Ep. 85: Going Through Divorce with an Attitude of Service | Michelle H. Sequel















    Michelle H. participated in Stories of Recovery about 4 years ago in episode 45. At the time she had just gotten her nursing license back and was getting her feet underneath her again. Since then, she’s gone through some major changes, including an amicable divorce. Through the experience, she was able to use the principles of recovery to create harmony, welcoming her children’s new stepmother into the family. She also serves on MARR’s staff as a full-time nurse. She discusses what it’s like to be on the other side of treatment and the joy she feels as one of the first staff members the clients interact with when they check into MARR. Feel free to email us at podcast@marrinc.org if you have any feedback or ideas, or if you just want to connect.









    Michelle H. (left) with her daughter, Addison (right)

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Gaog77 ,

Grateful

I am very happy to have found this podcast it gives me hope and one more reason to stay clean, thank you so much for this content and plz keep the episodes coming.

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Sales pitch for the Marr tx can’t

This is all about promoting the Marr tx center! Not cool.

dehz1 ,

The kindest host with honest conversations

This podcast presents all of the different perspectives - from clients in recovery, to family members of people with addiction, to staff explaining the various needs of all of the people affected by addiction....it’s peaceful and hopeful and presented in a straightforward way.

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