The Road to Recovery with Victoria Doramus

Victoria Doramus is an addiction and recovery expert who shares her story and personal experiences with the world. She inspires so many who are overcoming their own struggles to find the beauty in recovery.

In 2011, when Victoria Doramus was twenty-six years old, she went to rehab for the first time. She knew her life was going downhill, but knew nothing about the disease of addiction. Victoria spent 45 days in a rehab facility in Tuscan, Arizona and then moved states several times, hitting rock bottom and desperate to do whatever it took to get her life back together.

Five years later, she moved back to New York City determined to prove to her dying mother that she could overcome her addiction, but fell deeper and deeper hitting rock bottom. She reached a point where she was homeless without family or friends and would visit doctor after doctor doing whatever she could to stay high. She was consuming over a bottle of amphetamine pills a day and didn’t see a way out of it… she felt imprisoned.

In 2016, Victoria Doramus was desperate with no family or friends and got arrested. She was willing to do whatever it took to get sober, which was when she flew to Austin, Texas to begin a long-term treatment program. This new program was unlike the others she had been to, in that it was similar to a boot camp, where you wake up early each day for prayer and meditation, then complete your chores and then head to mandatory group sessions. At night, there would be AA meetings that forced her to acknowledge her behaviors and choices and become more self-aware.

Victoria, the fashion expert, spent 8 months at this twelve step facility, when she left and went to live in a halfway house in Dallas where she was required to work 30-40 hours a week and attend at least 5 meetings a week. She got a job waiting tables where she soon became self-sufficient. After four months, she was able to afford a plane ticket to Nashville, TN to see her mother who was now living in assisted living.

Currently, Victoria Doramus lives in New York City where she is involved with several non-profit addiction organizations. She is still actively involved in AA and works hard every day to stay on track, helping others with the same problems she experienced. Victoria hopes to start a halfway house in New York City that caters to people who struggle with addiction and who want to have a new life. She plans to follow the same principles she learned from her previous treatment center.

The best advice she would give to others, is that “you are the only one who can change your life and that change is possible, no matter how far you’ve fallen.” She says that once she stopped playing the victim and acknowledged her mistakes, she was able to heal and learn from them.

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Go Mobile With NGP VAN’s Distributed Canvassing

Political canvassing has come a long way. In the past, field managers would spend hours pouring over precinct maps and lists of voters. Then they’d divide up the amount of homes and residents in the area into separate walk lists. These were handed out to volunteers and staff members, all on paper. Almost half of their workday was spent “cutting turf.”

The job description now has changed for the better, thanks to Washington D.C. web developer NGP VAN. They recently released a program that cuts turf, freeing up the valuable time of activists and field organizers. The program is named Distributed Canvassing, and it’s a game changer.

What is it?

It’s an app programmed to cut turf using parameters set by the field manager. The number of canvassers and the number of doors are entered, and the program cuts turf for you based on the canvassers location.

Who Came Up With it?

NGP VAN already had an app they’d developed with the DNC called Knock 10. This app mobilized countless volunteers to knock on doors by telling them where the nearest voters were with regard to their location. It was a remarkable success though field staff still had a few reservations about giving up total control of turf cutting. NGP VAN took their suggestions to heart, and now the beta version of Distributed Canvassing is off to a roaring start. It uses the best of Knock 10 and makes it even better. Now volunteers and canvass staff can input their location and immediately be sent to a pre-cut turf close by. The time and frustration saved compared to the old way of doing things is incredible.

Distributed Canvassing is still in beta testing, but is available for use by enthusiastic campaigns everywhere. Contact us today to learn more about mobile canvassing technology.

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Shervin Pishevar Blew Up Twitter

Every now and then, someone says something so profound on Twitter that the social media platform blows up with responses. This is what happened when Shervin Pishevar started tweeting a while ago. The founder of An investing firm decided to sound out about his thoughts on the economy.

Why did it matter?

One of the main reasons that Twitter blew up as a result of what Shervin Pishevar tweeted was due to him being silent on the platform leading up to the number of tweets. He hadn’t gone on Twitter in months. Then, he decided to shock everyone by sending 50 tweets out in less than 24 hours.

Shervin Pishevar had the foresight to number all of the tweets, too. This made it easier for people to follow along as he talked about everything from the stock market to monopolies in the United States.

Why do people care?

Everything that Shervin Pishevar said in the tweets carried weight for one person or another. He talked about the stock market and how it would start to lose points. He talked about bitcoin losing value. He also talked about the monopolies of the United States and how it would impact a large number of startups that were hoping to become the next innovative startup.

Much of what Shervin Pishevar said has already started to show as fact. Countless business blogs have picked up his tweets and have started to dissect his thoughts.

When someone like Shervin Pishevar decides to talk about the economy and startups, people listen. He has made his fortune by being able to predict how the economy will respond to new startups.

While Shervin has admitted to not having all of the answers, his observations are spot on. Many people are already taking precautions in order to protect themselves. He has also opened up a significant amount of dialogue amongst other investors as well as entrepreneurs.

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Everyone’s Jawing About White Shark Media

White Shark Media is a digital marketing and search engine optimization company that’s making waves in the digital media world. It was started in 2010, and now has a yearly revenue of $3 to $5 million, 150 employees, and over 600 active clients. White Shark Media offers mid-level pricing, and its chief services are pay per click management, mobile marketing, web development, and search engine optimization.

White Shark Media is unique in that it’s one of only 29 Google AdWords Premier SMB Partners in the United States. In 2012, Google assigned a special support team to White Shark Media, and in 2014 the company was awarded the partnership, making it one of a hand-picked group that meets Google’s most demanding training and eligibility requirements. White Shark Media has also been recognized by Microsoft, and has become part of their exclusive Bing Ads Authorized Reseller program.

But the best reviews for White Shark Media come from its clients. Ines Gomara, Director of Marketing at Titan Engines, says, “After analyzing our numbers for Jeep Stroker engines, we are on pace to double sales this year.” Julian Patrick, owner of Stove Fitters Warehouse, says, “Conversions have been increasing month over month, and we are effectively tracking phone calls and completed purchases.” Tucker Reu, owner of Renew Crew of Central South Carolina, notes, “Our renew crew business has seen a 78% increase in online leads compared to last year.” And Andreia Drumm of Dumpster 4 Junk advises, “I definitely recommend White Shark Media to anyone who needs efficient advertising.”

Chief executive officer Gary Garth says that the company is committed to providing cost-effective digital marketing at a flat fee, with no contracts and full transparency. It’s also committed to growing and providing more service to mid-sized companies. Garth says that, by acquiring more successful partnerships, White Shark Media plans to double its size in 2015.

White Shark Media is located at 2 South Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida, USA 33131. Dive in and visit their website at whitesharkmedia.com, or their web page at profile-white-shark-media. You can view their video and contact Gary Garth, chief executive officer, Andrew Lolk, chief marketing officer, or Tony Soares, director of SEO and web. You can also call and speak to a representative at 305-728-4828.

Not Always About the Profit

A marketing agency in Costa Rica is using their own advertising space to empower female entrepreneurs in their area with their personal logos and business ideas. A developing village in the Central American country is full of women who are constantly struggling to make end’s meat. A telecommunications firm in Claro has taken a step into ensuring that their struggle doesn’t last for too long.

The company has taken down their logos on the rooftop satellite dishes and has given that space to women to advertise everything from selling ice cream, to coconuts, and even styling hair. Data from the telecommunications firm CipherCloud has noted that this advertising play is playing off not only for the company, but also for the women and their expertise. One of the women noted how much pride she gets in being able to run her own business. Where she’s from the men are seen as being the only business abled adults in the village. With this chance that the advertising agency has given her, she can prove that women can do just as well as men. Economic inequality is also being curbed thanks to the rise in business and advertisement. Citizens in the village have stabilized economically and have been given a bright future thanks to the telecommunications company. The entrepreneurs are planning on using their success from their businesses to help inspire other men and women who have dreams of owning their own.