Volunteering to Make a Difference

I’ve seen what addiction can do to families; I’ve lived through it with my brother.  I’ve taken midnight phone calls from my parents only to hear sobs of what had happened next on his descent.  I’ve watched a once thriving, smart man question his self-worth and struggle to ​understand his place in the world as a result … Continued

That Was Then…

As far back as I can remember, I never knew who I was looking at in the mirror. Needing to be one person at home, a different person in the neighborhood, and still a third person at school, I got lost in the shuffle and my brain never slowed down. That is unless I was … Continued

A Mother’s Story

I would like to share my story with you, one that is hard to write, but necessary to tell. I am the mother of a son who has been fighting alcohol and drug addiction for 10 years. As I am writing this, he is once again in a treatment center after surviving a drug overdose. … Continued

Some of Our Favorite Recovery Quotes

We’ve been posting a Recovery Quote of the Day on our Facebook page almost every day for quite a few months. The feedback has been great, so much so that we thought we would compile all the ones we’ve posted so far here on our website. If you’ve got a favorite quote that we should … Continued


  Saturday, March 26, 2pm-4pm Wine Tasting at the Marietta Wine Market, 18 Powder Springs St. SE – Marietta, GA 30064 Join us at this special event where you can learn about wine pairings, socialize with old & new friends, and enjoy complimentary hors deurves while supporting The Extension! This event is FREE to all … Continued

The Latest Article about The Extension in the Marietta Daily Journal

by Meris Lutz 11.29.15 MARIETTA — On any given night, hundreds of people in Cobb are without shelter, and thousands more face untenable or dangerous living situations. Advocates for the homeless say a dearth of affordable housing, spotty public transportation and a rise in suburban poverty are pushing individuals and families onto the streets, despite … Continued

The Extension Received a Challenge Grant and Needs Your Support!

This grant is a challenge grant which challenges The Extension and it’s supporters to develop ways to garner support from the community. The intent of the foundation is to grow our individual donor base, and of course gifts received. The Foundation will match every dollar we receive from new donors to the organization by December … Continued

Interview with Straight Edge Tattoo

Thank you for recently donating 20% of your tattoo sales to our organization, why did you choose The Extension as a beneficiary? Well, I went through treatment at another facility that is similar to yours but they aren’t local. I have told my story there at The Extension and I personally know or at least … Continued

LuLu’s Story

If you know anything about The Extension, you know we have many, many success stories.  We don’t claim to be perfect but our results speak for themselves.  Read on for a story as told by the daughter of one of our success stories. Eight years ago, the day before my birthday, my father enrolled at … Continued