Roberts letter

Hi, friend,

I’m Robert White, founder of Any Length Retreat and a person in long-time recovery here.

I want to take a moment to welcome you and tell you how glad I am that you’re here.

Whether you’re seeking drug or alcohol rehab for yourself or someone you love, simply being here takes courage, and I applaud you.

Too many men stay stuck in addiction, believing there is no hope for them. And unfortunately, in many cases the traditional treatment model fails them, adding to the cycle of depression and discouragement.

But I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be this way. You CAN find lifelong freedom from addiction. Even more, you can find your true purpose and build a happy, sober life you love, full of joy, connection, and peace. 

How do I know? Because I'm just like you.

I grew up in a loving, supportive family in Odessa, Texas. My parents were respected in the community, we ate dinner together every night, and I spent every Sunday in church. I was taught to be a gentleman, and I was given every opportunity to succeed. 

But despite this strong foundation, I started using substances around age 12. I distinctly remember taking one too many puffs from my asthma inhaler and loving how it made me feel. Shortly after, my friend and I stole alcohol from my dad’s liquor cabinet and drank almost the entire bottle. Before I knew it, alcohol use had spiraled into drug use, and I was abusing nearly every type of drug and using every day—whatever I could get my hands on. My addiction even progressed to intravenous heroin use, which I had promised myself that I would never do!

I went to my first treatment center right after high school, and I spent the next seven years—and hundreds of thousands of dollars—in and out of rehab.  In my 20s, it all caught up with me, and I ended up going to prison. I felt lost and like I had nothing to show for my life. I was in prison not just physically, but mentally, emotionally, and spiritually as well.

Near the end of my time in prison, I found myself paralyzed by fear. I knew I was about to get out, and I was convinced that I could never get sober, that recovery and the 12 Steps would not work for me. I had tried many times only to fail again. I felt so much shame and like I didn’t want to live. 

But then, another thought cut through the darkness: “Is it possible that, until now, you haven’t been willing to do whatever it takes to recover from addiction?” I realized that I had gone all in on my addiction, but I hadn’t gone all in on my recovery. Instead, I had chosen a strategy of avoidance. I hadn’t really believed in it or applied the tools I learned for myself. 

I knew I had to fully surrender. For the first time in my life, I was willing to go to any length to get better.

The day before I got released from prison, I prayed and dedicated my life to not only my own recovery, but to helping other men recover. I called my parents and said I wanted to start a sober living house. We called the house Any Length. It might sound crazy, a barely sober guy helping other men struggling with substance abuse, but something told me that my ability to get well was connected to helping others at the same time. Together in that house, we ate, slept, and breathed this way of life. 


I’m proud to say I’ve been sober since April 28, 2012. Today, I experience meaningful connections with my family, authentic friendships, the freedom that comes from being honest with myself and others, and a deep trust in myself. So do the other men who were part of that initial sober living community. I wish that for you as well. The belief that our weakness is our strength, that we’re all wounded healers, and that we need brothers to walk with us through life is still at the heart of Any Length Retreat. 


We’ve certainly made things more official now, with:



60- and

90-day rehab

A beautiful 5-acre ranch right outside of Austin, TX, complete with walking trails, volleyball courts, a fitness center, and outdoor meditation spaces

Trained coaches,

Trained coaches, mentors, and Certified Peer Recovery Specialists 

A full continuum

A full continuum  of care, including trauma-informed mentorship, holistic wellness, fitness and nutrition coaching, and more

But we’ve never lost the personalized approach or radical commitment to recovery that defined us from Day 1. 

Friend, if you’re reading this, I want you to know there is hope.

 Getting sober doesn’t have to be a struggle. Relapse doesn’t have to be part of your story. You don’t have to jump from flawed treatment center to flawed treatment center to get better.

You need—and deserve—more from drug and alcohol rehab, and I hope Any Length Retreat can be that for you. If you choose to join us at our beautiful recovery residence, I promise that I will personally invest in you and your sobriety. 


We’re willing to go to any length for you, if you will just show up and take the first step. 


Are you ready for a new way of living…a life of freedom and purpose? I’d love to meet you and guide you towards your recovered life. Call or text (512) 960-1440 today.


 Robert E White Jr. 

Founder, CEO

Any Length Retreat, Recovered For Life