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 Recovery 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 recovery retreat. Clients receive evidence-based coaching and support services in a home-like environment for an extended … Read More

Men’s Groups vs an Addiction Recovery 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 recovery 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

Mama needs some wine

“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

The Serenity Prayer: A Valuable Coping Device

Peace and harmony you wish

Many people struggle with the idea of acceptance, but those of us afflicted with addictions seem to be fighting more of an uphill battle in this area.  It may seem paradoxical, but although recovery is all about making positive changes, we can only incur those changes once we accept our present circumstances. The concept of … Read More

“Can I Tell You A Sobering Story?”

Great challenges, great rewards

This story is about one of my proudest sober accomplishments. Honestly, sometimes I think I’m more proud of this than graduating from college.  It all began when three friends of mine decided to plan a trip to the Tetons.  Knowing that I was a certified mountain guide, they figured that if they convinced me to … Read More

Working in Recovery

Working in Recovery

Human beings are in a constant and continuous conversation inside their minds. This dialogue that exists in our thoughts can be the source of great turmoil. All people struggle with the existence of mental conflict throughout their lifetime. Life is about finding satisfaction with one’s self. Society often leads one to believe that material possessions … Read More

Getting Sober: How Your Body and Mind Heal

Getting Sober

Getting sober – for too many people, those two words represent a seemingly-unattainable reality. You feel like you’re endlessly falling down a hole leading to inevitable death, and then someone throws you a rope. But now what? Instead of early death, you’re faced with the prospect of once again having a future through recovery and … Read More

Why We Are NOT A “Treatment” Center

Do you want to stop going in and out of treatment centers? Do you want to stop relapsing? The Any Length Recovery Center for Men has an affordable alternative to treatment centers. Our experience has shown us, that if you are the real addict or alcoholic, many traditional treatment center techniques won’t be effective. If you’re … Read More

How to Avoid and Overcome Isolation in Sobriety

No insulation

Getting sand on your ice cream, spilling ketchup in your bed, or getting an all peanut butter sandwich without jelly- these are a few things I don’t care for. You know what else I don’t care for? My alcoholic thinking. It’s the worst when you enter recovery to better your life and the production ahead … Read More

The Role of Willpower in Addiction and Sobriety

Strength and will

As you read these words, think about you reading these words- then think about that. That’s, of course, a strange way to open up an article, but one that proves a point. The human brain creates its own perception of everything and the limitations are endless on one end of the spectrum. The things that … Read More

Add These Tips to Your Daily Reprieve!

Daily Tips

Have you ever stopped to just sit awestruck in amazement at how remarkable this one life we are given truly is? We are handed the power of choice and a conglomeration of opportunities to be something or nothing and live as we please- within boundaries of course. We, as in the human race, tend to … Read More

10 Suggestions for Newcomers

Suggestions for Newcomers

Addiction is like this alter ego that lives inside of us. It has its own voice and makes demands pretty frequently. Upon immersing ourselves into the nasty waters of addiction and alcoholism, we usually find ourselves struggling to tread in the deep end (as the current will surely always take us). The chaos that amalgamates … Read More

10 Ways to Break Drug Cravings

Drug free

Imagine yourself walking down the sidewalk. Maybe you’re texting on your phone or maybe you’re smoking a cigarette and just casually whistling the tune from Kill Bill. Maybe you’re lost and just walked into a yoga studio in session and made a bunch of noise rather rudely as you were caught off guard realizing it … Read More

Why You Can’t Think Yourself Sober

Thinking in sobriety

More than likely, nobody would be taking the time to read this article if we hadn’t positioned ourselves to a point of needing help or advice from somebody with similar struggles who had also doused their life in kerosene and struck a match. Far too often, the bulk of us were living the dream and … Read More

Faith Without Works is Dead

austin drug rehab

Life is a big learning game with a lot of curve balls thrown in our directions. Although we strike out often, the curve balls are the life lessons we need to make us better players. In a cynical frame of mind, life is just a collection of mistakes and we, as human beings, decide whether … Read More

Admittance Vs. Acceptance in Addiction Recovery

Admittance Vs. Acceptance in Addiction Recovery

Admittance vs. Acceptance. What is the difference between them in addiction recovery? We’re all familiar with the age-old definition of insanity. You know, the one that kind of gets repeated to you after you’ve done something wrong for the 2nd or 3rd time…. or 6th, 7th, and 8th in my case. Well anyway, “they” say … Read More

The Importance of Prayer and Meditation

Prayer and Meditation

Waking up and getting out of bed, we have lived our lives with the playful concept that there is a right and wrong side of the bed to get out of. In the end, we know that the chances of fate being dependent upon which side of the room our feet hit the floor on … Read More

Breakdown and Benefits of Alcoholics Anonymous

Drug free

Unwelcome situations and uncomfortable moments have been the bane of my existence for years. For some ghastly amount of time, I have created senseless difficulties in my life- over and over again. Not that I personally enjoy encountering said issues, but because I never took a step back to identify the problems in my life … Read More

How to Make Sober Supports

Help with sobriety

Addiction is a demon that may sleep for a little bit, but never ever departs from our sides entirely. As we scuffle through life smelling the roses here and there, often times addiction pulls a “Houdini” and appears out of nowhere. Most of us never really see it coming. We consistently justify our actions and … Read More

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