We believe everyone’s experience with addiction is unique. Therefore we cannot adopt a one-size-fits-all approach to recovery. 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 is preparation for the real world. That’s why we focus not only on restoration, but also on integration. We work to improve our guests’ physical health; interpersonal relationships; work, school, and social activities; and most importantly their sense of self.
Any Length Retreat is a nationally respected recovery center where men and their families find lifelong freedom from addiction through the application of the twelve steps. We believe in unwavering ethics, the healing power of the twelve steps, and excelling in all facets of our lives.
The process of recovery is a fundamental life change. This takes time, community, and frequent one-on-one discussions to bring to fruition. Our process differs from traditional clinical approaches because rather than treat the symptoms of addiction (craving, triggers, etc…) we seek out and address the causes and conditions of addiction at their root.
Meet Our Team
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.
Matt LowmanRetreat Director
As program director, Matt has helped hundreds of men and their families find lasting recovery, as he did. Working every day to enrich the lives of guests at Any Length Retreat, Matt finds renewed purpose in running daily sessions with guests.
Matt struggled with addiction, with marijuana at age 11 and graduating to harder drugs like heroin in his late teens. Matt shares his experience of strength and hope, remembering waking up in hospitals without any memory only to get high again the next day, Matt was cut off from his family, homeless and shooting Meth before he finally gave himself to the program, and was willing to go to any length to achieve sobriety.
Matt’s passion for helping men overcome their addiction has made Any Length’s success what it is today. Logan now channels his own personal experience with addiction and recovery into making sure anyone that enters Any Length Retreat is treated like family. His ultimate goal is to help create an environment that enables other men to experience the same freedom he has found. He believes Any Length is the most effective program in the country and strives to continue to improve the lives of those who still suffer.
Chase ChristianFitness Director
Despite growing up in a loving and supportive home, Chase struggled with severe depression from a very young age. Doctors, therapists, and medication provided no relief, so he escaped his pain through marijuana as a teenager. Drugs were the only thing that alleviated his suffering, and Chase made it his mission to maintain that feeling all the time. It wasn’t long before he was lying and stealing from his family to support his drug habit. Although his loved ones expressed fear and concern for Chase’s well being, it wasn’t enough to make him stop.
After being arrested multiple times, waking up in hospitals, and losing the trust of his family, Chase finally reached a breaking point. In March of 2017, after being arrested for felony charges and facing prison time, Chase’s Higher Power reached him for the first time – offering him a new way of life. He was given the opportunity to seek treatment in Austin, TX. However, as is the case for many of us, relapse is also a part of Chase’s story. After a devastating relapse in 2018, Chase entered treatment once again, and this time, he had a real spiritual experience. He met a group of men that had what he wanted – the sense of happiness, peace, and usefulness he had been searching for his entire life.
Chase’s passion in life is to carry that same message to other alcoholics and addicts who still suffer. In January of 2019, he was offered a job at Any Length Retreat as a mentor. Now, as a Certified Personal Trainer and National CrossFit competitor, Chase has the privilege of serving as the treatment center’s Fitness Director.
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.
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.
John Sadkin-DeLaGarzaDirect Care Supervisor
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.”
Addiction is a complex issue rooted in a number of neurological, psychological and spiritual causes. To achieve sustainable recovery, we must tap into and treat these underlying origins of our 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 Program, a comprehensive three-dimensional approach to healing, we effectively integrate recovery into every aspect of our guests’ lives. With this program, our guests don’t simply recover; they achieve a better quality of life. Centered on the proven 12 step method as its foundation, the Embrace Wellness Program helps our guests uncover the root cause of their addiction, discover how to heal, and prosper going forward.
Starting the enrollment process is easy. All you have to do is contact our admissions specialists either online (link to form fill) 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.
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 to help you.
COST OF TREATMENT
There is 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 how.
Everyone’s recovery journey is unique. That is why Any Length Retreat doesn’t provide 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 programs. (link to 30, 60, 90 day page) 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 Program, our Alumni Community, so our guests have continued reinforcement once they leave treatment.
Our programs 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 programs and integrated therapies for holistic healing. These programs include 12 step facilitation, motivational interviewing, one-on-one mentorship, programs to build life and social skills, trauma healing yogic practices, fitness and wellness, and more. Learn more about why we use a holistic approach to recovery, learn about our Embrace Wellness Program (link to Embrace Wellness Page), and read about our specific services.
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 and the ongoing support of meetings and the fellowship they provide. We recognize the 12-step program has helped people get and stay sober for 100 years. In addition to the 12 steps, we practice individualized personal recovery that is tailored to each person’s situation, where we address healing the whole individual through our Embrace Wellness Program.
We want our guests to fully re-integrate into society and their lives. 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, identify and 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 develops the skill to lead a positive work and recovery balance.
We understand that addiction is often a symptom of other mental health issues. Any Length Retreat will tailor your recovery plan according to your mental health needs. In addition, we partner with one of the best counseling services in Austin, Atomic Souls Counseling. Together, we provide the best mental health care for any guest that needs assistance from a medical professional while in our care. The therapists and psychologists from Atomic Souls 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 legal 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 we will provide 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 required in their original containers.
- Your ID.
- Everyday jewelry like a watch or wedding rings. We do 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 programs have certain items prohibited for safety’s sake. At check-in, the admissions counselor will ensure you have everything appropriate and 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 as needed. Guests are always encouraged to maintain contact with their sponsors and loved ones and are allowed access to weekly phone time for these purposes.