Austin Alcohol Facts That Are Sobering

Alcohol is the most widely used drug in the United States, but in some areas drinking is more prevalent and a part of the culture. Austin, TX is known for being the Live Music Capital of the World where there’s always something going on and festivals every weekend. And all of the activities usually involve … Read More

Cold Hard Facts About Texans Addicted to Painkillers and Prescription Drugs

Opioid addiction is a serious issue across the country, including Texas. For many people, opioid use starts with painkillers or prescription drugs that are legal. However, these are highly addictive medications, and if not taken exactly as prescribed a person can get hooked quickly.  Over half of the overdose deaths in Texas are a result … Read More

What Can I Expect Coming to an Addiction Treatment Retreat?

Today drug and alcohol treatment for men isn’t a limited one-size-fits-all experience. We now know that taking a customized, personalized approach is what’s most effective for addiction treatment.  At Any Length we’ve developed a unique concept called an addiction treatment retreat. Clients receive evidence-based counseling in a home-like environment for an extended period. It’s a … Read More

Men’s Groups vs an Addiction Treatment Retreat

Anyone who is considering drug and alcohol treatment for men can become overwhelmed by all of the different programs that exist today. Figuring out which type of treatment is the best option can be challenging, but it’s extremely important. The program you enroll in has a dramatic impact on the likelihood of long-term recovery. Two … Read More

How to Maintain Sobriety During the Holidays

If you’re going through an addiction treatment program or alcohol rehab for men the holidays will be a little different this year. Instead of using the holiday season as a reason to indulge in alcohol or use narcotics, the focus is on finding ways to avoid that from happening. Getting through the holidays without relapsing … Read More

The Dangers of Mommy Wine Culture

“It’s Mommy’s turn to wine!” You’ve probably seen the memes on Facebook or the clichéd quotes on novelty glasses and sparkly t-shirts. Mommy wine culture is everywhere. Wine moms are fun, cool, and young at heart. They’re the antithesis of the supermom stereotype, demonstrating that it’s normal for parents not to be perfect. The message … Read More

5 Signs of Heroin Abuse

5 Signs of Heroin Abuse

Heroin is a highly addictive and extremely dangerous drug, a member of the opioid family. The potential for overdosing on heroin is high – in 2018, nearly 15,000 people died from a drug overdose involving heroin in the United States alone. If you suspect that a loved one might be abusing drugs, but aren’t sure … Read More

Codependency and Addiction

Recently, we’ve talked a bit about enabling an addict – that is, protecting your addicted loved one from the consequences of his or her actions. Another common, similar behavior that can develop between an addict and their loved one is codependency. A codependent is a loved one of an addict who puts the addict’s needs … Read More

How to Help an Addict Without Enabling Them

When you’re watching someone you love suffer from an addiction to drugs or alcohol, it’s common to feel very helpless. Because of this, it’s also common for people to try to do too much, get too involved, and accidentally end up enabling the addict despite acting with good intentions. Behaviors that enable an addicted person … Read More

Enabling Addicts and the Dangers of Doing So

It can be incredibly difficult to watch someone in your life suffer from a substance addiction. You want to help them any way you can, but figuring out the best way to do so is not always easy. In addition, it can be tough to initiate a conversation about finding help. It’s not uncommon to … Read More

What Age Do You Have to Be to Enter Residential Treatment?

Often, when we imagine someone addicted to drugs or alcohol, we picture a person in their 20s, 30s, 40s, or 50s. Rarely would we imagine a young teen or an older person as an addict. However, it’s entirely possible for people at either end of the age spectrum to suffer from an addiction. What treatment … Read More

Why Can’t My Spouse Stop Using Drugs or Alcohol?

Finding out someone you love has been abusing alcohol or drugs can be heartbreaking. Your spouse may have already tried to stop drinking or using to no avail. It can leave you feeling scared and asking a lot of questions – does he or she even care? Are these substances more important to him or … Read More

How Do I Tell My Loved One They Need Help for Their Addiction?

It can be extremely tough watching someone you love suffer at the hands of drugs or alcohol. They may not believe they have a problem, or they may not want to get help. Having the support of you, someone who loves them, can make it easier for an addict to begin taking steps to get … Read More

What Should I Do if I Suspect My Loved One is Using Drugs?

Nobody wants to believe someone they love could be using drugs. It’s easy to let panic set in and worst-case scenarios take over your mind.  Thinking about everything that might go wrong can be scary, but it’s important to remain calm and not let your fears take over.  Here’s what you should do if you … Read More

How to Get Help for A Loved One Struggling with Addiction

You’ve identified the signs and confronted your loved one. Your worst fears have been confirmed: your loved one is addicted to alcohol or drugs. Now what? It may feel like the end of the world at first, but don’t give up hope. Watching your loved one struggle with an addiction can be incredibly hard, but … Read More

Why You Can’t Force Someone to Get Treatment for an Addiction (& What to Do Instead)

Watching someone you love lose themselves to an addiction is never easy. You might find yourself beginning to act out of fear or desperation, trying to manipulate or control your loved one, or trying to force them into treatment. Unfortunately, these fear-based behaviors don’t help anyone, and will likely only make the situation worse. You … Read More

How to Set Boundaries When Your Loved One is Suffering from Addiction

Watching a loved one suffer from an addiction can be incredibly painful.  You want your loved one to be healthy, happy, and to know that they’re loved. Addiction can create a toxic environment in your relationship, making it difficult to communicate these feelings effectively, and causing unbearable emotional or even physical harm.  Knowing how to … Read More

What Drugs Don’t Show Up On a Standard Drug Test

As I hum the pink panther tune and think about how being sneaky comes so instinctively, it’s important to note that this is what addicts and alcoholics do. We have a gene in us that makes us the best liars, actors, and manipulators out there. This is not an excuse to act like a complete … Read More

10 Classic Signs of Enabling an Addict

The mysteries of life! We are all shot out into this world without the slightest inkling as to what’s ahead and the mistakes to come. Life is one of those things that just comes to you slowly where it’s best just to experience something for yourself rather than to be told about it. In this … Read More

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