We believe everyone’s experience with addiction is unique. Therefore we cannot adopt a one-size-fits-all approach to men’s addiction treatment. At Any Length Retreat, we view recovery through the lens of personal, holistic transformation. Our goal is to heal the whole individual – mind, body, and spirit.
This is not a vacation from the real world. It’s preparation for the real world. That’s why our men’s addiction retreat focuses not only on restoration but also on integration. We work to improve our guests’ physical health, interpersonal relationships, and most importantly, their sense of self.
Our Vision for Men’s Drug and Alcohol Rehab
Any Length Retreat is a nationally respected spiritual retreat for men’s addiction treatment near Austin, TX. Our retreat is where men and their families find lifelong freedom from addiction through the application of the 12 Steps. We believe in unwavering ethics, the healing power of the 12 Steps, and excelling in all facets of our lives.
The process of recovery is a fundamental life changing experience. This takes time, community, and frequent one-on-one discussions, with recovery mentors and our licensed clinical counselors, to bring to fruition. Our process differs from traditional Texas men’s drug rehab centers. Rather than treating the symptoms of addiction (craving, triggers, etc.) we seek out and address the causes of addiction at their root.
Meet Our Men’s Addiction Rehab Team
John Sadkin-DeLaGarzaProgram Director
John’s struggles began at an early age – never feeling like he quite fit in anywhere or with anyone. His struggles to make friends and sustain meaningful relationships ultimately led him to use alcohol and drugs as a means to fill the void. Eventually his substance use spiraled into addiction, leading to a disastrous car accident, severe depression, suicidal thoughts and an overdose. Despite his unhappiness and negative consequences, John was unable to stop, and at only 17 years old he found himself in drug and alcohol treatment.
After 118 days in treatment and a spiritual experience through the 12 steps, John became willing to go to any lengths to maintain a life of recovery. Although he wrestled with the spiritual aspect of the 12 steps at first, the notion of crafting a God of one’s own understanding finally resonated with him, and he was able to embrace the freedom, forgiveness, and joy that the program brings forth.
Sobriety and a God of his own understanding have given John the chance to experience life in a new, fun and revolutionary way. John has worked as part of the Any Length Retreat family since 2017, and he says it has been one of the greatest and most fulfilling experiences of his life. “Our slogan ‘Recovered for Life’ is a promise that we offer to all the men who come into our care, one that every staff member has seen come true in their own lives. We simply try to carry the message outlined in the Big Book of AA.”
Joe RamirezDirect Care Team Supervisor
Joe Ramirez born on September 7, 1987 in Galveston TX, and he was raised in Bay City, Texas. Joe Has three kids Andrew, Andrea, and Aiden. Throughout his childhood he dealt with a lot of alcohol abuse in his family and drug addiction. In 2007 he enlisted in the United States Army, to change his vie on life and to do better for his family. He served 9.5 years, completed four tours overseas, and was medically retired as Staff Sergeant. When Joe retired he was having trouble finding his purpose in life and started to jump from job to job looking for something that he loved. At that time Joe found himself to start drinking a lot more and finding other solutions to be ok internally. With the struggles of PTSD, alcoholism, and drug addiction Joe found himself losing everything he had and going into a deep depression. In May 2020 he checked himself into Brazos Recovery Center to help him find a solution to why he can’t manage his own life. He was in Brazos for 90 days and after completion he went to sober living and found a new way of life. He became a house manager after 6 months of being sober and learned to have fun and start being ok with his internal condition. In February he was presented the opportunity to work at Any Length Retreat as a mentor, helping guys achieve long term sobriety and to help being ok internally. He is still an employee at Any Length Retreat as the Direct Care Team Supervisor. Joe Ramirez has found the solution of being a sober gentleman and shows others that there is hope and is a great example to those who are still trying to find a way out of the seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. Joe Ramirez is extremely grateful for his life today and has found the happiness he has been searching for since he was 5 years old.
John HartomAdmissions / Business Development
Having spent much of his youth overseas, where there is no drinking age and a high accessibility to illicit drugs, John developed a substance use disorder at an early age. By the time he returned to the U.S. to attend college, he was using drugs and alcohol daily, even resorting to dealing drugs for money. Years later his addiction would cost him two marriages, his family, his career, and eventually, his freedom. With nowhere else to turn but his Higher Power, John sought treatment at Any Length Retreat after seeing their success with other men who were just like him. He is now blessed with a beautiful life in recovery, restored relationships with his family, and the ability to use his experiences to help others overcome the disease of addiction. From the day-to-day activities, intervention services, mentoring, and business development, John has made it his life’s work to show others that there is a solution.
A man grateful for his own recovery, Robert and his family founded Any Length Retreat to help others find lasting recovery from substance use disorders.
Taking his first drink at age 12, in and out of multiple treatment centers through his teens, and blaming everyone else for his problems, Robert eventually ran out of road, using heroin, and found himself pleading guilty and sentenced to 30 months in prison. During his incarceration, his higher power reached him for the first time, and he felt complete freedom despite being locked up.
In 2012 Robert and his family founded Any Length Retreat and committed to a life of service to those who suffer from this disease. As a Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist, Robert finds his life’s purpose through Any Length Retreat’s mission and vision.
Evan MorrisionAdmissions / Family Coordinator
Evan struggled with addiction to prescription painkillers and heroin for years before finally finding recovery in 2017. For many years he experienced multiple car wrecks, overdoses, lost relationships, financial ruin, and isolation at the hands of his disease. Upon seeking treatment at Any Length Retreat, Evan learned the valuable tools to live a sustainable life in recovery and felt part of a community for the first time in years.
Today Evan is grateful to share his experience through helping struggling families find treatment for their loved ones. He also maintains communication with our alumni and their families, providing them the support and guidance they need after leaving our care. “It is extremely rewarding to watch men recover and go on to live beautiful and fulfilling lives. Personally, my life has become more amazing than I could have expected.” Evan is grateful for the Any Length Retreat community for showing him the tools to create the life he always wanted, and he is happy to share that experience with men and their families.
Hayley LuhrClinical Director
Having wrestled with depression and shame throughout her life, Hayley had been searching for something that could give her life purpose and meaning. This journey took her around the world, moving to India, South Africa and the Middle East. However, she was never able to find what she was looking for and she relied on drugs and alcohol to mitigate feeling “lost” in life.
Following an intervention in early 2017, Hayley checked into treatment. Treatment and recovery saved her life. There, Hayley began to understand that life meaning and purpose come from within and can’t be found through any external circumstances. Hayley began to practice therapy for clients struggling with addiction.
Today, she integrates therapeutic knowledge with life experience to assist clients on their journey to recovery and towards a meaningful life worth living. She has worked at several treatment centers and private practices throughout the Austin area. She has long admired the mission and values of Any Length Retreat and the way the team works together to change men’s lives. Hayley is grateful to be part of Any Length Retreat.
Rocky WillinghamRetreat and Operations Manager
Rocky was born in Ruidoso, New Mexico. He went to New Mexico State University where he got a B. S. in Biology/Kinesiology. Rocky has been a coach for 30+ years and has seen success at every level. He has a remarkable record as as a defensive backs coach, special teams coordinator and kicking coach.
Rocky struggled with alcoholism for many years. He would enter recovery and put together periods of sobriety but he would inevitably return back to drinking. He finally surrendered to the program of recovery and has found a beautiful way of life. He uses his experience with coaching as a tool to guide and direct the men at ALR to find peace and happiness. He does this by giving the guests structure and discipline. He has a great work ethic and organizational skills.
Addiction is a complex issue rooted in a number of neurological, psychological, and spiritual causes. To achieve sustainable recovery, men’s addiction rehab must tap into and treat these underlying origins of substance use disorders, rather than simply addressing the symptoms of the disease – our triggers and cravings. This is why at Any Length Retreat we take a holistic approach to healing: one that focuses on treating the individual’s mind, body, and spirit.
Using our Embrace Wellness System, a comprehensive three-dimensional approach to healing, we effectively integrate recovery into every aspect of our guests’ lives with the help of both our recovery mentors and licensed clinical counselors. With this system, the guests that are in men’s drug and alcohol rehab don’t simply recover; they achieve a better quality of life. Centered on the proven 12 Step method as its foundation, the Embrace Wellness System helps our guests uncover the root cause of their addiction, discover how to heal, and prosper going forward.
1. How do I start the enrollment process for someone looking to get treatment for addiction in a detox center?
Starting the enrollment process is easy. All you have to do is contact our admissions specialists either online or by phone. When you contact us, one of our specialists will work with you to determine the right level of treatment for your situation. They’ll also be available to answer any questions you might have about treatment options and how you can pay for treatment.
2. What options do I have if my loved one does not accept they need help and refuses to enroll in a men’s addiction treatment program?
For your loved one to get the help they need, they must accept they need treatment for their addiction. If you find they are resistant to accepting this, we can help. We can provide you with tools, language, and resources so you can express your concern with both clarity and encouragement. If you fear that won’t work, we can also provide access to professionally trained interventionists who can help you.
COST OF TREATMENT
There is no true average cost of rehab in Texas because treatment plans are customized for each individual. There’s no one fixed cost for recovery. Every person we help comes to us with unique needs. That is why we tailor our services to their needs.
However, we understand cost is a concern. To help you get the answers you need for your situation we have an admissions team on staff who can help you with financing options. We’ll work with you to ensure we can provide the treatment needed without breaking the bank. We want to help you, not empty your wallet. Contact us to learn more about recovery costs.
Since 2016 our average length of stay is 60 days. However, everyone’s recovery journey is unique. That is why Any Length Retreat doesn’t provide an exact length of stay until we assess each individual. Every guest has a treatment plan specifically tailored to their needs and situation. What we can tell you is, the longer a person participates in treatment the greater their chances of overcoming their addiction and enjoying lasting recovery.
We provide different levels of care – 30-day intensive, 60-day, and 90-day retreats. This way our guests can engage with our community as long as necessary, in a manner that meets their needs. We also provide ongoing guidance through our Lifelong Support System, our Alumni Community, so our guests have continued reinforcement once they leave addiction treatment in Austin.
Any Length doesn’t use the same approach as other facilities for rehab in Austin, TX. Our retreats are designed on the belief that we need to address not only the symptoms of addiction but also the inherent causes. Furthermore, we believe in helping our guests develop the tools and resources they need to grow personally and transform their lives. To accomplish this, we provide a diverse range of supportive services and integrated therapies for holistic healing. Treatment plans include:
- 12 Step Facilitation
- Motivational interviewing
- One-on-one mentorship
- Sessions with licensed clinical counselors to build life and social skills
- Trauma healing yogic practices
- Fitness and wellness
Our Embrace Wellness System provides more information about why we use a holistic approach to recovery and our specific services.
The 12-Step approach has been a part of addiction treatment for men in Texas over many decades. When a guest enters the Any Length Retreat family, we introduce them to the fundamentals of the 12 Steps. As they grow throughout their time in treatment, they will continue to learn more about 12 Step Facilitation and its importance to sustainable recovery.
We believe in tapping into the restorative power of the 12 Steps, the ongoing support of meetings, and the fellowship they provide. We recognize 12 Step Facilitation has helped people get and stay sober for nearly 100 years. In addition to the 12 Steps, we provide individual and group sessions led by licensed clinical counselors.
4. What help do you provide your rehab guests, so they can re-enter day-to-day life, rejoin the workforce, or pursue ongoing education?
We want our guests to fully re-integrate into society and their lives after completing addiction treatment in Austin. For most of our guests, addiction is an interruption to their lives, education, and employment. When we work with men in treatment, we help them learn to engage with sober forms of recreation, goal setting, budgeting, and learning the fundamentals, like shopping for groceries and preparing healthy meals.
Our staff is also trained to help clients create resumes, fill out applications, and even role play interviews. We provide similar assistance for people looking to restart their education. This includes filling out applications, applying for financial assistance, and learning key time management skills to prevent anxiety triggers that would cause them to return to using.
For the working professionals, our staff personalizes plans that help them manage stress proactively, create debt management plans to mitigate budget issues, and develop the skill to lead a positive work/recovery balance.
5. Does Any Length Retreat have systems in place to deal with mental health issues outside of addiction?
We understand that addiction is often a symptom of other mental health issues, but not every center for rehab in Austin, TX addresses co-occurring disorders. Any Length Retreat will tailor your recovery plan according to your mental health needs. In addition, we provide our guests with the best counseling services in Austin, TX. We provide the best mental health care for any guest that needs assistance from a licensed clinical counselor while in our care. Our licensed clinical counselors help our guests confront issues ranging from depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar disorder, and more.
Absolutely. Legal problems and substance use often go hand in hand. More so, the strain of financial and legal issues can have negative impacts on a client’s recovery. Our staff is trained to handle legal and court-related services to help clients engage proactively in resolving any issues. These services are free to clients and satisfy the most strict court requirements.
WHAT TO EXPECT
A majority of the things you will need during recovery will be provided for you while you stay with us. To ensure the best experience possible we recommend you bring the following:
- One to two weeks of comfortable clothing. This includes everything from jeans, to t-shirts, tennis shoes, pajamas, robes, and workout clothes. If there are weather-appropriate choices like jackets or coats, bring those as well. If you are joining us in the summer feel free to bring a swimsuit. We suggest including one to two outfits appropriate for outdoor meetings or recreational events. To ensure your living space is uncluttered we limit what you can bring to two suitcases weighing no more than 50 lbs (each).
- Any alcohol-free toiletries such as deodorant, floss, toothbrush, facial care, etc.
- Any prescriptions are required to be in their original containers.
- Your ID.
- Everyday jewelry like a watch or wedding rings. We strongly suggest leaving valuables at home.
- Pictures of your family, pets, items of spiritual or religious value, and meditation books. If it brings you hope or helps with encouragement we definitely suggest it.
Once the admission process has started you will be contacted by your mentor with a more detailed list outlining what to bring and what to leave at home. Some men’s addiction treatment programs have certain items that are prohibited for safety’s sake. At check-in, the admissions counselor will ensure you have everything that’s appropriate and are ready for your stay.
We encourage communication with friends and loved ones. It is part of the recovery process. We might put brief restrictions on outside communications at the start of treatment, but once treatment is underway we work to restore and repair relationships addiction has damaged. We also provide both family and couples counseling to help heal relationships.
We believe in encouraging the cessation of smoking. However, we do support recovery while using tobacco. If smoking is something the client wishes to do, they must either bring their products unopened upon admission or send them ahead. For people who vape, we only allow juices we can review before entering. Once a guest has entered treatment, our staff makes weekly trips for smoke/vape supplies for guests.
Generally speaking, we’ve found distractions impact the effectiveness of treatment. However, we understand each client has unique needs. That is why our treatment team will work with you on a case-by-case basis to see if phone or computer access is appropriate.