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Potential Warning Signs That You Might Be Headed Towards a Relapse

“An estimated 40-60% of addicts in recovery will relapse” – National Institute on Drug Abuse Unfortunately, it is common for those who struggled with alcohol and drug abuse to go back to those habits. At Any Length Retreat, we take addiction relapse prevention seriously. We understand the statistics and are committed to giving our residents … Read More

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Nutrients Needed for Recovering Addicts

Alcohol and drug addiction drains our bodies of the essential vitamins and nutrients we need to feel and perform our best and stay healthy. Below are tips on how to eat and live a healthier life after addiction: Nutrition for Addicts Alcohol and drug addiction deprives your body of nutrients leading to decreased energy levels, … Read More

How to Help a Drug Addict Without Enabling

If your loved one calls and says they want to get better, you should help them find a treatment program and then get your loved one there as quickly as you can. Sometimes, there are all kinds of other requests for help that leave many of us confused: Can I borrow $200 for car insurance? … Read More

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Having Fun in Sobriety

For the longest time, I refused to accept the idea that it’s possible to have fun being sober. Sure, I had plenty of fun growing up with friends before drugs were introduced to me, although the moment drugs became part of my life, it was hard for me to find my joy anywhere else. I … Read More

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Five Ways to Help Your Loved One Stay Sober

It’s a huge moment when your loved one agrees to seek help for drug or alcohol abuse, but it doesn’t take long before question begins creeping into your mind. As positive as you may be, there’s one concern that appears to surpass the list for many: “What if my loved one is influenced to use … Read More

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How Long Does Drug Recovery Take?

How long does it take to get over an addiction? This is a good question, although there are no simple answers to this as every person is different. Most medical professionals working in recovery say that you can’t ever eliminate your tendency for addiction. Getting over an addiction to a substance or alcohol isn’t anything … Read More

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What Happens When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep?

If you have issues falling asleep or maintaining restful sleep, you are not alone. It’s estimated that approximately one in three Americans suffer from insomnia related symptoms, and roughly seven percent of us are diagnosed with insomnia. If you’re an addict in recovery, you are anywhere from two to four times as likely to suffer … Read More

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Gratitude in Early Recovery

Learning to be grateful while in the beginning stages of recovery can bring a great amount of benefit and can be a very powerful tool to have. What are you grateful for today? To be sober, to have a family, to be alive are just some of the many possible reasons to be grateful for … Read More

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Signs of Addiction

Whether you’re a parent, a co-worker or a close friend of someone that might be struggling, there are a number of different signs to look out for to determine if someone is suffering from addiction. By looking at these signs of addiction and confronting your loved one, you may be saving their life. 1. Appetite … Read More

Do you need alcohol or drugs to be creative?

Do you need alcohol or drugs to be creative?

Creative types of people sometimes feel conflicted about getting treatment for addiction. On one hand, they know their habit is making life miserable, but on the other, they see drugs and alcohol as part of their creative process. They’re afraid that if they give up the drugs and alcohol, they won’t be able to work, … Read More

4 Facts About Addiction Many People Don’t Understand

4 Facts About Addiction Many People Don’t Understand

Fact #1 – Addiction rewires brain circuits Substance abuse causes changes in the brain. What starts as a euphoric experience becomes a continuous 24/7 effort to simply feel “normal”. The brain is rewired to compulsively seek the same high that has been chased. Even when faced with negative consequences, the addicted brain now naturally dismisses … Read More

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Boredom and Substance Abuse

After your time in a 12-step recovery program, your life changes for the better and the ways you used to occupy your time are not how you currently spend your free time. This can warrant pockets of time where boredom can develop. The problem is that boredom post-substance abuse can be a trigger for relapse. … Read More

Living with an Addict in Recovery

When your loved one was living a life with addiction, the most important things to them then were drugs or alcohol. After seeking help in a 12-step recovery program, things changed—but maybe not in the way that you expected. It’s normal to hope that your relationship will improve and that you will become a priority … Read More

Meeting God

You were on your way home when you died.
 It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMTs tried their best to save you, but to no avail. Your body was so utterly shattered you were better off, … Read More

In April 2012, Any Length Recovery Residences Opened its First Men’s Residence

In April 2012, Any Length Recovery Residences opened its first men’s residence, fulfilling a need for affordable, safe housing for men in early recovery. We provide structure and accountability to our residents to help them maintain and strengthen their recovery. We offer individual and group recovery support services, as well as opportunities for fellowship with … Read More

Any Length is Not Just a Sober Living Environment

Any Length is not just a sober living environment, it is a Recovery Residence. We have a structured program that will unify men to work together towards a universal solution. We provide an environment for individuals, who like us, could not live with or without drugs or alcohol. We sit down each day with our … Read More

Why choose Any Length Retreat?

Before answering these questions, some really great questions to ask yourself are: Have you tried multiple attempts at getting sober and failed? Have you been in and out of addiction treatment centers and not found a solution to your addiction? Have you ever been to a 30-day drug and alcohol treatment center? Have you tried … Read More

Sober Living is an Essential Element

Sober Living is an essential element for an individual who has graduated from an addiction treatment center. Whether that individual is an alcoholic or an addict, a Sober Living home can provide the necessary structure and accountability for one who is trying to recover from alcoholism and addiction. Sober Living homes are recommended for the … Read More

Any Length Retreat is helping men recover from their addiction.

Any Length Retreat is helping men recover from their addiction. Any Length Retreat recovery center for addiction we offer three different retreats, 30-day, 60-day, and 90-day programs. We offer a 30-day addiction recovery center retreat for those who need an in-depth look at the Twelve Steps after they have completed treatment. We offer a 60-day … Read More

Emotional Maturity

“If a repetition is to be prevented, place the problem, along with everything else, in God’s hands.” (BB pg 120)  The mature person has developed attitudes in relation to himself and his environment which have lifted him above “childishness” in thought and behavior. My Mind Is My Garden, My Thoughts Are My Seeds. I Will … Read More

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The Any Length Retreat Uses the Twelve Steps of Recovery

The Any Length Retreat uses the Twelve Steps of recovery for our 30-day, 60-day, and 90-day addiction recovery center programs. We utilize these steps and the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous because they have helped millions of men and women find recovery and recreate their lives. All of our retreats are geared to help men … Read More


BIG BOOK DEATH THREATS: It can be a useful exercise to go through the Big Book looking for where the Book tells us that we will drink unless we take (or refrain from) specific actions. There are seven main areas of such ‘death threats.’ By the way, they are ‘death threats’ because, for us, to … Read More

The Any Length Retreat’s Philosophy

The Any Length Retreat’s Philosophy The Any Length Retreat is located just north of Austin Texas on 5 acres. Any Length is an affordable alternative to recovery centers. We have a non-clinical drug rehabilitation that empowers men who have not had success in staying sober on their power or have tried countless other methods to … Read More

Comprehensive, Holistic Focus

Comprehensive, Holistic Focus The exhaustive schedules of most clinical treatment centers have a tendency to stress patients out more than they provide the reassurance that recovery is supposed to provide. In such circumstances, it becomes quite difficult to retain information and to incorporate sobriety into one’s daily regimen. Instead, our 60-day addiction recovery center in … Read More

90 Day Program

90 Day ProgramWhen most people think of addiction recovery, their minds go to sterile, clinical environments and thirty-day clinical treatment centers. However, the problem with most of those treatment centers is that patients must adhere to their preset curricula, which don’t always work for their specific needs. At Any Length Recovery Center, we pride ourselves … Read More

Looking Deep Within One’s Self

Looking Deep Within One’s Self One of the reasons that the 30-day addiction recovery center for men in Austin, Texas is considered a recovery staple is because it’s long enough to provide ample time for the critical components of restoration, but it’s not so long that a person who’s attempting recovery for the first time … Read More

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Taking Your Recovery to the Next Level

Taking Your Recovery to the Next Level There are other benefits to our 30-day addiction recovery center for men in Austin, Texas. Not only do guests review their respective journeys into addiction, but many individuals also use the Any Length Retreat as a means of taking their recoveries to the next level. Whether you are … Read More

30 Day Program

30 Day Program Do you want to stop relapsing? Any Length Recovery Center offers an intensive program for men who have relapsed while in sober living. The reason we offer a program like this one is that if you have relapsed while in sober living then you probably don’t need to go back to treatment. … Read More

Today is a New Day.

Today is a new day. Take this opportunity to create a unique experience with the life that God has blessed you with today. See what you can bring to each moment that you get to participate in today. What are you grateful for today? What motivates you to be the best you can be for … Read More

Responsibility and Accountability

While in active addiction, most addicts lose touch with many of the skills and abilities that are needed to be an independent member of society. For instance, they take very little care of their bodies and physical health, adopt unhealthy eating habits, and place minimal importance on their hygiene. This exacerbates the state of poor … Read More

The Addiction Recovery Process is like a Puzzle with Many Different Pieces.

The addiction recovery process is like a puzzle with many different pieces. Of course, the journey differs for every addict, but each addict’s recovery will require several essential components. Active recovery is typically the period spent in the two-week, thirty-day, or sixty- day recovery center or treatment center, during which time an individual participates in … Read More

Recovery and 12 Steps

Peanut butter and jelly, turkey and dressing, beans and rice, bacon and eggs. Somethings are just better served together. The same is accurate with recovery and 12 steps, willingness, honesty, and open-mindedness. We have a purpose to leave a legacy. We can leave one based on fact or based on fiction. Why do we as … Read More

Recovered for Life Might Seem like a Bold Statement.

Recovered for Life might seem like a bold statement.  But is it? Is it unreasonable to believe that you and your loved one can recover from alcoholism/drug addiction permanently? Is it unreasonable to think that you and your family could become a whole unit and help other families find recovery?   Our alumni and parents … Read More

Where Do We Find Power?

Where do we find power? What kind of power do you want to live by? I believe there are two powers in this world: Darkness and Light. Everything is capable of emerging out of the darkness into the light. Nothing can outrace its own light. Powerful! So, why do we stay stuck? Why is it … Read More

What is Our Purpose?

What is our purpose? Is it to get what we need and help others when we can? Can we get by each day if we only help others when it is convenient? Do we want to just merely survive, or do we want to grow and thrive; to become productive individuals and help rebuild communities. … Read More

The Present Moment is Free

“The greatest human quest is to know what one must do to become a human being.” —IMMANUEL KANT   The present moment is free. We have sometimes found it impossible to be in the moment. Today, I was driving to visit a friend in the hospital and ran a red light. Nothing tragic happened. I … Read More

Let Go of Yesterday and Live Wholly for Today

Broken Dreams “As children bring their broken toys With tears for us to mend, I brought my broken dreams to God Because He was my Friend. “But instead of leaving Him In peace to work alone, I hung around and tried to help with ways that were my own. At last, I snatched them back … Read More


“We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us!   We’re all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other, but it doesn’t. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up … Read More


“You forget that you have just now tapped a source of power much greater than yourself.” BB pg 63   God is in our innermost being, yet we look everywhere ‘out there’ in our life instead of where the Big Book tells us, “We found the Great Reality deep down within us.” I’ve found access … Read More

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