Victoria Doramus is a recovery expert and a former addict, as she writes up her own experiences and recovery from it in an article written on Medium. Her addiction was to both alcohol and drugs. At age 26, Doramus was in rehab after not being able to beat the addiction of cocaine and Adderall. Unfortunately, life got more difficult as she lost friends, moved constantly, and went to a school where the addiction had come back. A second time in rehab would put her life in full perspective after hitting rock bottom. Victoria Doramus suffered another blow as her mom didn’t believe in her as she was dealing with cancer. At a point, the individual was homeless and lost friends with no way out and she started using pills. On Thanksgiving, she was arrested after being alone in New York City with no family or friends.
Victoria Doramus then made a big decision to seek treatment at another state, Austin, Texas to be exact. This rehab facility was much more strict and kept patients busy doing various chores. There were meetings every day and peer evaluations. After leaving the program, Victoria Doramus got a house and worked a job as a waitress for 30-40 hours a week. She also had to still attend meetings and stayed on the plan of recovery. She then saw her mother and moved back to New York City afterward working with addiction non-profits. Now Victoria Doramus works with the non-profits today and assists others who are struggling with addiction and helping individuals gain sobriety. Victoria Doramus wrote a memoir, although, she did not publish it because she found a higher calling in assisting others with addiction. She ends on a high note of finding yourself through recovery and the only one who can help you is yourself. Believing in yourself is the secret.