Victoria Doramus has struggled with an addiction to alcohol and drugs for pretty much her whole life. She went to rehab for the first time in 2011 when she was 26 years old. It was in Tuscon, Arizona and she had no knowledge about the disease, besides the fact that her life had become pure chaos while battling her addiction to cocaine and Adderall. She spend 45 days there and was ready to go back to LA with everything she learned.
According to imdb.com, she was sure it would be different this time, but unfortunately, her chaotic life continued. She tried everything, including: moving states and getting new friends. She finally found herself begging to change in 2016 after spending another 60 days in a Connecticut rehab. She was ready to do whatever it took to get her life back on track. On Thanksgiving Day in NYC she was all alone and at rock bottom. She got arrested and this was the point that she realized that she needed to get real help or she was going to die.
She flew to Austin, Texas in 2017 and checked into a treatment center that was long term. Unlike the other treatment centers she had been to, this one worked on a 12-step program and they gave tough love while expecting the patients to have accountability. It had prayer and meditation, as well as an hour and a half of chores. After chores, the rest of the day was back to back group meetings. Each step had an entire month and they worked with outside sponsors. She was finally able to get into a halfway house and they required her to work 30-40 hours a week.
Victoria, a creative marketer and a recovery expert, was able to finally sustain herself and live a sober life. She was also able to get a ticket to see her mom and show her the new person she was. She tells people that it might be hard, but you need to really want it. It’s much better to live sober and risking your life just isn’t worth it! See Victoria’s closet on Tradesy.
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