Victoria Doramus says her first time in drug rehab came in 2011 when she was age 26. She didn’t really understand the disease of addiction even after this and so in 2016 she spent another 60 days in a rehabilitation facility. In an article from Medium, she thought at the time she had hit bottom but as it turns out she hadn’t as of yet and that was yet to come.
Later on in 2016, on Thanksgiving Day, she was alone in New York having burned through all of her personal relationships due to her drug addiction. Victoria Doramus got desperate for a fix, did something stupid, and ended up in jail. Sitting in the jail cell she realized she had to truly accept help or she was going to die.
Determined to deal with her addictions Victoria Doramus found a no-nonsense facility located in Austin, Texas. This is a long-term treatment facility called Burning Tree. She likens it to a boot camp and says it was exactly what she needed to come to grips with her disease of addiction. She finally learned it was something that would always be with her and it is a day to day battle to stay sober. She says she did daily chores, attended peer evaluations where a mirror was held up to everyone’s behavior, and attended daily AA meetings.
After leaving this facility Victoria Doramus (@victoriadoramus) stayed at a halfway/sober living home. She had to work 30 to 40 hours a week and participate in five meetings each week in order to successfully meet the conditions of living there. She now lives in London and spends her time volunteering her time and the skills she has developed to help four nonprofits meet their mission requirements. She has a professional background in digital and print media that she brings to the table for this volunteering. Check out her closet at Tradesy.com!
Further reading: visualcv.com/victoriadoramus