Everything at MARR Was Practice for Life After

Tad was well-known in the Atlanta community as a successful real estate developer. Then he was arrested for a DUI and made the news. In treatment, he learned that his business success didn’t necessarily translate into success in recovery. In fact, he found out that he needed to accept his weakness if he wanted to stay sober. By participating in community life at MARR and diving into 12-Step recovery, he found a way of life that provided him with peace of mind as he had never experienced before. 0:00 Intro 1:00 Tad describes his drinking career 5:55 Arriving at MARR 11:30 The benefit of being hopeless 14:27 Being denied leave during treatment 19:34 The arc of decision 21:50 The love he feels for his counselors at MARR 27:45 What Tad would say to an older person who needs recovery 31:40 The benefits of hitting bottom publicly 32:25 Learning to be just another community member 35:20 Everything at MARR is practicing for life 39:35 Learning how to build community

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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.