Victoria Doramus Shares Her Remarkable Recovery Story
Victoria Doramus is a recovery expert who has had real-life experience fighting with drug and alcohol addiction. As Victoria battled, she learned what worked, what didn’t, and whether she needed the help of others to make a change in her life. Once Victoria figured out the exact formula that could get her in the right place, she committed to helping others who are at the place she first started. She hopes that hearing her story and learning about the help she is offering will inspire others to not give up on hope for themselves and the fight for sobriety.
Acknowledging The Addiction
Victoria, a consumer trends expert and creative marketer, started her extensive rehab journey when she was 26 years old. She didn’t know the first thing about addiction but she did realize that her life was spiraling out of control. At the time she had an addiction to Adderall and cocaine. She learned what she could about herself at the facility, but when she left she still didn’t understand that she was suffering from an actual disease that would take a lifetime of struggle and hard work to get past. The sad part is, it wasn’t until she reached her lowest point that she learned what was going on. She tried changing states, friends, and schools, but it took another 60 days in rehab center for her to finally commit to herself that she needed to make a change.
Understanding The Addiction
After the two month rehab experience, Victoria (@iamvictorialynn) moved to NYC to prove to her dying mother that she could get better, but her self-reliance caused her to fail miserably. Finally, she got arrested and had already burned all the bridges with her family members. At that point she went to Texas to get long-term treatment at the Burning Tree. Burning Tree was created especially for the chronic relapse. It has a 12-step program, offering tough love to patients. Lots of discipline, chores and non-stop group sessions with evaluations. It was brutal but, not only did it help Victoria Doramus face her addiction head on, it helped her beat it. After her recovery she committed to helping others with similar struggles. She plans to open a halfway house and base her care on the main principles that helped her, which she learned going through the 12 step program at the Burning Tree. She realizes what addicts need is peer accountability and to learn to accept personal responsibility. See Victoria’s closet at www.tradesy.com.