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Any Length Recovery Community

4742 Broad Street, Sumter, South Carolina, 29154
At Any Length Recovery Community, chemically-dependent men and women receive gender-specific residential substance abuse treatment in a safe, structured environment that fosters personal growth and sobriety. In-depth vocational assistance provides residents with effective strategies for attaining and maintaining gainful employment upon successful completion of the program. Residents are also invited to participate in organized recreational activities such as golf or volleyball, enabling individuals to develop new skills and hobbies while building positive relationships with fellow residents.

Facility Highlights

  • Spiritual Awakening
  • Long-Term Stay Option
  • Action-Oriented Program


  • Residential Treatment

    Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
  • Holistic Therapy

    Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.

Facility Settings

  • Average Location/Amenities

Meet the Staff

  • Joey Nichols
    Joey NicholsCEO & Administrative Director
    Joey Nichols currently serves as CEO & Administrative Director at Any Length Recovery. He studied Business at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC and is originally from Hickory, NC. On August 6th, 2007 he found a sober way of life at Any Length Recovery and in May of 2008 he joined the staff as an Intake Coordinator. In the years following, his passion for this field of work led him to Outreach Coordinator and eventually his current position since October of 2012. In addition to his work at Any Length Recovery, he serves on the Board of Directors and Grant Writing Committee of the Eastern Carolina Homeless Organization, as well as the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Coalition for the Homeless.
  • Dennis Wormsley
    Dennis WormsleyCo-Founder & Recovery Director
    Dennis Wormsley, Co-Founder of Any Length Recovery, currently serves as the Recovery Director. Dennis studied Visual Communications at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and is originally from Staunton, VA. His sobriety date is June 1st, 1993 and in 1997 he moved to Sumter, SC to help Co-Found Any Length Recovery on October 6th, 1997. In the years following, his passion for working with others has resulted in the restoration of lives for countless addicts and alcoholics. Over the past 17 years he has served as Resident Service Administrator, Transportation Coordinator, Job-Skills Coordinator and in October of 2012 he took on the position of Recovery Director. He is primarily responsible for the day to day program implementation and coordination. In addition to his work at Any Length Recovery, he serves as an active member of the Eastern Carolina Homeless Organization and as the HUD Point-In-Time Homeless Count Coordinator for Sumter County.

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Any Length Recovery Community (ALRC) is a long-term residential recovery facility located in the small town of Sumter, South Carolina, 35 miles east of Columbia. ALRC is one of only 10 long-term residential facilities in South Carolina. Medical detox is not available at this facility, though the facility can refer clients to a local detox center if necessary.


The facility’s name, "Any Length," refers to the center’s dedication to an individualized length of stay. Residents may stay as long as needed to recover. However, the average length of stay is six months to a year. The length of stay may be determined by an initial assessment, the client's progress in treatment, and their readiness for self-sufficiency.

The facility's website touts a “spiritual awakening” as the goal of treatment. Each day begins with a morning meditation, and features numerous counseling and educational meetings throughout the day. An alumni review submitted to Rehabs.com indicated that treatment was strongly based on the 12-step model of recovery. Recreational activities include golf and volleyball, as well as trips to the movies.

Becoming self-sufficient is among the primary goals of treatment; new residents attend daily “job search” meetings, and all residents participate in a “job-finding system” honed over 14 years of practical application. After residential treatment is complete, clients may transition to the sober living facility, Philip’s Place, while preparing for independent living.


The facility is staffed 24/7. All staff members are themselves in recovery, and many of them are graduates of ALRC’s program. The two individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date gave a four- and perfect five-star rating for the staff’s level of training and experience.


The centers houses up to 65 men and 18 women at any one time. Upon arrival, residents are placed in a three-bedroom apartment with a senior resident. Once they’ve graduated from the first phase of treatment, clients move into one of 32 gender-specific, two-bedroom apartments where they have private bedrooms, kitchens, and living/dining areas.

Clients shop, cook, and clean for themselves, and help to maintain their own yards. The two individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date gave the center four- and five-star ratings for the cleanliness of the facility.


Both alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date indicated that they would recommend this facility. One alum, J.J., painted a picture of a facility with a very strong core program, but slightly lacking extracurricular activities. J.J. gave five stars for the center’s 12-step program, and four stars for its counseling options. However, the holistic offerings and family participation received just two stars each, and the treatment for co-occurring disorders, one star.

“A lot of meetings and classes , the also teach u to live on life terms,” J.J. wrote, though they added that the facility was in a bad neighborhood.

At the time of this writing, secondary sites yielded almost exclusively positive feedback. On Google reviews, five individuals gave the facility an average rating of 4.2 out of five stars. [1]. On the facility's Facebook page, which the facility has the ability to manage, the facility enjoys a 4.8-star average rating, based on 115 reviews.[2]

“This place is sacred ground! A beautiful place that gives us time to find ourselves and learn who we are are and also teaches us how to live anew sober way of life! ” B.E. wrote in a representative review on Facebook.


There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its treatment costs; however, the single individual polled by Rehabs.com to date on the center’s affordability gave it five out of five stars.



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