Victoria Doramus, a marketing trend analyst, is a former drug addict who is helping change the lives of victims of the same in society. She hopes to establish an institution that focuses on helping recovering drug addicts in New York. Victoria says that the center will operate based on the 12 principles that helped her work out the problem in the Burning Tree.
Victoria Doramus checked into the first rehabilitation center, Tucson in Arizona in 2016 and did a program for 45 days and learned a lot more about herself instead of the disease she had. The market strategist did not see any progress, and she checked into the second rehabilitation in Connecticut for 60 days with the hope of recovering and showing her mother that she could handle herself.
In January 2017, she flew to Texas and enrolled for a wellness program at the Burning Tree, a foundation that used the 12 steps of drug recovery and a NO-BS recovery approach to help its patients get better. The center’s everyday routine was scheduled to start at 5:45 in the morning with prayers and meditation. Everyone had an allocated chore that they would later work on ranging from moving the lawn to cleaning the kitchen. Later they would all attend mandatory sessions that were meant to help them accept their situations and try to improve bad habits that were draining them. Then they would end the day with AA meetings that were sessions to connect with God.
Having left the institution in August with nothing, Victoria Doramus got a job to help her raise money and eventually flew to New York. She immediately joined Nonprofit organizations working to change the lives of drug addicts as a volunteer. Victoria says change is a process that begins from within and anyone can change if they set their mind.