Dominica Applegate

Sober Recovery Expert Author

Dominica Applegate 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, her writing work is ultimately about helping people remove blocks that keep them stuck to create a life that they love. Dominica earned her Master's in Counseling from Liberty University and her BS in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. She is the author of three recent books including Recycle Your Pain (2015), The Pain, It Shapes Her World (2017), and Into the Wild, a Shadow Work Journal.

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How the Expressive Arts Can Help with Your Recovery

By Dominica Applegate

These creative modalities are becoming super popular for those who are eager to gain more emotional awareness and freedom. Continue Reading

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How Equine Therapy Can Help in Recovery

By Dominica Applegate

If you're seeking an alternative therapy for your recovery—one that can really bring about huge transformation—consider equine ... Continue Reading

Who Are You in Addiction?

By Dominica Applegate

Sometimes when we get into recovery, we are not quite sure who we are outside of the booze or drugs. Continue Reading

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5 Things to Gain From a Christian Support Group

By Dominica Applegate

Here are 5 of the many benefits of attending a Christian support group if you’ve chosen to walk the recovery path in faith. Continue Reading

STUDY: The Body's Intrinsic Anti-Addiction Response

By Dominica Applegate

Research suggests that the brain has a natural means of actually reversing the effects of addiction. Continue Reading

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7 Reasons You Shouldn't Be Ashamed of AA

By Dominica Applegate

The stigma of AA can cause feelings of shame, but it's the first step towards redemption. Continue Reading

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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

Codependency and love addiction are sneaky, but you must stand guard in order to move forward. Continue Reading