Victoria Doramus is a recovered addict, that has taken her personal experience and transformed it into a positive affect on those suffering with addition. Ms. Doramus has become renown for her blog and work with those suffering from addition. She uses her 15 year struggle as a way to empathize with patients; therefore, making fellow addicts more comfortable with communicating with her.
During Victoria Doramus’ transition she realized that it takes more than just attending a recovery facility; but also total commitment to the program and understanding that addiction is a disease. Prior to her last and final recovery facility, she noticed that previous programs did not help her understand that addiction is a disease and not a choice. Therefore, she fell back into addiction, because she did not have the proper tools to help her overcome the problem. By relying on her self to overcome the disease, she slipped further into addiction. Also check her profile on IMDB.
After her true recovery in Texas, Victoria Doramus believes in taking the 12 – step program further by introducing addiction education to patients. By understanding all aspects of the disease, patients can understand that commitment is just the beginning of recovery. Currently Victoria Doramus is seeking to open a half-way house in New York City for those suffering from addition. Her model will be a no nonsense approach, patients be personally responsible for their sobriety. In addition, she hopes to build on a peer accountability approach, were patients work together and support each other as they try to rebuild a better life.
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