Dominica Applegate

Dominica Applegate has a BS in Psychology, an MA in Counseling and has worked in the mental health field for 12 years before launching her own business as a writer. Specializing in addictions, relationships, codependency, fitness and health, Dominica's work is ultimately about helping people remove blocks that keep them stuck, because everyone can really create a life that they love.

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Getting Help Without Losing Your Job

By Dominica Applegate

You might think that telling an employer about your addiction would paint you as unreliable, the truth is that it shows you’re ... Continue Reading

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New Treatment for Heroin Addiction

By Dominica Applegate

Reserachers recently discovered that hydromorphone, typically sold under the brand name Dilaudid, can also be a highly effectiv... Continue Reading

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How a Spiritual Counselor Can Reinforce Your Recovery

By Dominica Applegate

If you're getting a tug from deep inside, longing for some sort of spiritual vision or purpose in your life, going to see a spi... Continue Reading

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How I Broke Free From My Love Addiction

By Dominica Applegate

One writer shares the highs and lows of her life as a recovered codependent and how you, too, can find the strength to rebuild ... Continue Reading

11 Things You Can Do Right Now Instead of Drinking

By Dominica Applegate

If you think being sober cuts out your source of fun, think again. There are plenty of enjoyable things you can do without reac... Continue Reading

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Housing After Recovery: Getting Back on Your Feet

By Dominica Applegate

Getting back on your feet after recovery oftentimes involves moving into a new place. Here are some helpful tips for your housi... Continue Reading

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How to Successfully Stop Playing the Blame Game

By Dominica Applegate

If you are in the habit of blaming others for any area of your current situation, you're likely to struggle inside and invite n... Continue Reading

How to Relieve Anxiety at Work

By Dominica Applegate

If you ever get anxious at work and thoughts of drinking come to mind, try the following tips to help you relax. Continue Reading

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5 Powerful Mantras to Use When Starting Recovery

By Dominica Applegate

Similar to an antivirus software for your computer, repeating a mantra to yourself helps clear your mind of negative thoughts s... Continue Reading

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Can Your Relationship Survive If Your Partner Isn't Sober Too?

By Dominica Applegate

It's not impossible for two alcoholics to have a lasting relationship, but it typically alludes to mayhem, drama and dysfunctio... Continue Reading