Victoria Doramus had to hit rock bottom to truly understand how to handle addiction. Ms. Doramus has held various job titles within the marketing and communications industry. Studying journalism and mass communications at the University of Colorado Boulder, Victoria’s unique skills have led her to work with marketing industry leaders.
According to Affiliate Dork, her successful career could not mask her struggles with prescription drugs and cocaine. Victoria had been struggling with substance abuse for half of her life and at the age of 26, she found herself in a drug rehab facility in Sierra Tucson, AZ. Victoria underwent a 45 day rehabilitation program and tool another stab at sobriety. Victoria was attempting to beat her addictions by focusing on how she would be able to conquer her demon alone. Attempting to move around and change situations as a way to fight her drug issues, Vitoria was unsuccessful.
In 2016, Victoria would attempt another rehab center, this time for 60 days in Connecticut. This time, Victoria would go to New York after completing the rehab program. While in New York, Victoria would hit rock bottom, after a bottle a day of prescription medication habit she was arrested on Thanksgiving Day. After being homeless, alone and still a ferocious addiction to cocaine and amphetamine Victoria decided to check into the Burning Tree in Austin, TX. The Burning Tree program was structured like a boot camp, with very strict rules. While at the Burning Tree, Victoria, a marketing professional, endured the rigorous but effective 12 step program. Each of the 12 steps required a full month before moving to the next step. Victoria was tasked with a full schedule that began at 5:45 am and was jammed packed with chores, rehab meetings, and therapeutic peer sessions. After being released, Victoria had to wait on tables at a job she had to catch the bus to and from daily. Now sober and still implementing the lessons she learned at the Burning Tree, Victoria is heavily involved in charitable organizations that help others with drug addictions.