There are times in life when the very thing that serves us becomes our imprisonment. For Victoria Doramus, this was a prescription medication called Adderall. Victoria took these pills for fifteen years and in the process became so addicted that she destroyed her relationships, burned all her bridges, became homeless, and went doctor shopping across Manhattan to uphold her bottle-a-day habit.
Victoria entered her first rehab at age 26, for a 45-day stay at a facility called “Sierra Tucson” in Arizona. Five years later, she’d spend 60 days in another rehab in Connecticut. On Thanksgiving day 2016, Victoria Doramus was arrested.
Two months later, Victoria, a consumer trends expert and creative marketer, would finally make a turning point when she found her way into a twelve-step inpatient program in Austin, Texas called “Burning Tree.” There, she’d undergo a tough-love, no-BS approach to recovery that would have her on a scheduled regiment of chores, groups and AA meetings, and she would remain there for a year. According to IMDB, Victoria then moved into a halfway house and would work full time as well as continue with AA meetings five days a week until she saved enough money for a ticket back to her home in New York.
Today, Victoria Doramus is clean and sober and she’s on a mission to help others who are going through their own trials of addiction. Since her return, Victoria has been working steadily with several addiction non-profits and hopes to begin a sober house in New York. She believes transparency and honesty are the keys to sobriety and recovery is a constant evolution of self-discovery.
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