Love Saved My Life

Being a male homosexual meth junkie, the idea of living with 47 guys for my first year of recovery was uncomfortable.  On the streets and in particular rooms, I was told that I should find a program amongst men of “my own kind”.  That this and only this was the route to my recovery.  There … Continued

For You, For Me, For Us

I started partying and had my first kid at 16. I come from a real dysfunctional home, both my parents are alcoholics. I was 21-22 the first time I tried cocaine. At the beginning it was just on the weekends. It started getting out of hand, so I stopped. Later, when I was working multiple … Continued

Ask A Counselor

Mr. Robert Jordan has been in the field of Addiction for eleven years. He studied under Dr. Diane Sherman, PhD and received his Certification of Addiction Counseling in 2013. Robert is a 10 year Naval Veteran originally from New Jersey and settled in Atlanta upon his Naval discharge and proudly calls it home.  Robert is … Continued

Thankful Thoughts

It’s the Holiday Season and we have arrived at the time of year when it’s customary to show thanks for those around you…. family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. Those we love and cherish all deserve their moment in our schedule and life. As there is no greater gift than surrounding yourself with those who inspire … Continued

And the Winner Is…Those We Serve!

Every year (or so) we give out a couple of awards that recognize people who exemplify the commitment and love of all those who support The Extension. These awards are named for two people whose impact will be felt for generations. This year we gave out the awards at our annual Marietta Blues Bash, held … Continued

Law & Order

Growing up, I developed self-discipline through ice-skating. Because I was overweight and naturally clumsy, ice-skating was particularly challenging. Starting at the age of eight, I learned how to really work hard for something. By the time I was thirteen, I joined the team representing my rink here in Georgia. I discovered what it meant to … Continued

My Name is Shawn

I entered in The Extension on September 1, 2017. I came in a broken man. The choices I made, trying to feed my addiction turned me into a monster. I became dishonest, a liar, and a selfish human being. My only concern was getting and using drugs and alcohol. I didn’t care who I had … Continued

We Got This!

Do you have a special person in your life or perhaps a group of people that mean a great deal to you? Groups could be the folks you work with perhaps or your church, and hopefully us? Are you struggling with finding that perfect gift? No worries—we’ve got you covered! Custom cornhole boards are what … Continued

The Extension Receives a Three Year CARF Accreditation

With the help of funding from the Rotary Club of Marietta (, The Extension was awarded a three year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). This put us in the top tier of all organizations receiving CARF accreditation, a distinction that can rightfully be considered as the best of the best. … Continued