No one person can get sober alone, and that was the case for Victoria Doramus. Owning a serious drug addition at a young age almost ruined her life, and hitting rock bottom was Victoria’s only chance to make a change to better herself.
Victoria knew she was having a difficult time with her drug abuse, particularly cocaine and adderall. After an unsuccessful attempt to making that change in a Connecticut rehab failed, Victoria was determined to getting the proper help she needed.
Determined to prove to her dying mother that she can pull herself together, Victoria moved back to New York and tried to heal herself from the drug abuse that worsened with time. Losing friends, family, and her home over 15 years of drug abuse, it took Victoria getting arrested for it all to finally sink in.
Victoria checked herself into Burning Tree and began a long term treatment for her disease. Tough love and a 12-step based program with prayer, meditation, and various group meetings helped bring Victoria back to light. With the help of a sponsor, Victoria was able to leave the treatment center and begin her sober living in a half-way house for recovering addicts. Victoria had to learn how to be self sufficient all over, this time struggling alone without friends or family to root her on. She got a full-time job, and began learning how to get do for herself again.
Staying dedicated to her new routine, Victoria was able to save up enough money to visit her sickly mother by the end of the year. In January, Victoria decided to move back to New York and involved herself with numerous non-profit organizations and have been busy ever since. Helping others have given Victoria (@victoriadoramus) a sense of humility and control.
Victoria hopes to one day start up her own half-way house for those with her same life struggle. Through the beauty of recovery, Victoria, a philanthropist, is finally discovering her true self.