Victoria Doramus is an expert in drug addiction psychology and behavior, kicking her self-defeating habits once and for all. After hitting rock bottom on numerous occasions, she realized that in order to get better, she would need a network of friends and above all a 100% commitment to beating drug addiction at all costs.
The Horrors of Drug Addiction
Doramus describes her experiences of drug addiction in detail. In 2011, she went to rehab for the first time, spending 45 days at the facility in Arizona. The drugs in question were Adderall and Cocaine. Adderall is sometimes prescribed for those suffering from ADHD, though its effects are questionable, and it is incredibly addictive.
While she learned a lot from the process and left with a sense of optimism about the future, Doramus did not fully comprehend the nature of addiction and the fact that she had a disease that was not easily dealt with. During the next 5 years, she would change states, jobs, and friends but it did not work. It took until 2016, when she hit the lowest point of her life, that she finally realized the nature of her problems. After a 60-day rehab in Connecticut, she was willing to do whatever it took to get better.
Victoria Doramus indicates that an addict must be dedicated to getting better at all costs. When an addict is not willing to do whatever it takes to get better, they won’t. This is despite all the tools and support. Personal resolve and responsibility is integral to recovery.
In 2016, she returned to New York where she was determined to defeat her demons once and for all. She wanted to prove to her mother that she could to it, who was dying of cancer at the time. Unfortunately, she relapsed again in her efforts to get sober on her own, taking medication from Manhattan doctors, many of whom are just eager to make a profit at the expense of patients. After being alone in Manhattan, homeless, with no family or friends, she understood that she needed a network to get her through, and that it could not be done by herself.
The Recovery Phase
In January 2017, the recovery began in earnest when she literally had no choice except to get help or die. Burning Tree was a Texan treatment facility that took a methodical approach towards recovery, and was not especially sympathetic towards those who relapsed. Every morning, Victoria Doramus would wake up at 5:45 am to start the day with prayer and meditation followed by 90 minutes of chores. She spent 8 months in the facility and then worked in a halfway living house in Dallas to wait tables. She was entirely self-sufficient at this point from her earnings. After 4 months of waiting tables she was finally able to afford a plane ticket to see her mom in Tennessee in December 2017.
In January 2018 Victoria Doramus started a new life and is currently donating her time and efforts towards a variety of non-profits. The charitable organizations she is involved in include Room to Read, the Best Friends Animal Society, Women’s Prison Association and the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
Victoria Doramus also has an extensive background in creative media and market strategy for a number of different organizations. Her marketing and trend analysis can greatly benefit the charity sector, as it could bring awareness to societal problems. And she is always looking for creative ways to assist people when battling against addiction of all kinds. While support and character are necessary to have a chance of defeating addiction, everybody is unique and different forms of therapy can benefit different types of people.
She is still involved in AA and is hoping to start her own AA house in Manhattan. Victoria Doramus highlights the importance of working hard and staying humble at all times, and indicates that helping others is what she intends to do for the immediate future. She wants to help others the way she was helped, and is firm in her conviction that it is impossible to get sober alone. Her previous networking and marketing experience can benefit the charity organization and she is well attuned to the difficulties of drug addiction from her own life. This makes her an ideal candidate for running an AA house. Victoria Doramus has the business acumen to run it and an intimate knowledge of drug addiction psychology.