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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13 Jokes Only Codependents Will Understand

By Dominica Applegate

It's time to lighten things up. Here are 13 highly relatable jokes only those struggling with codependency will understand. Continue Reading

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How to Get Your Addicted Teen into Treatment

By Dominica Applegate

Most adolescents won’t like the idea of going to treatment for substance abuse, so it’s important to do a bit of research befor... Continue Reading

If you've been court ordered to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, here are 3 things you can definitely expect. Continue Reading

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How Addiction Disrupts Your Spiritual Growth

By Dominica Applegate

When you start abusing alcohol or drugs, you may mistakenly believe that your problems do not exist anymore. Continue Reading

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10 Things You Can Expect From a DUI

By Dominica Applegate

The consequences for repeat DUI offenders are even more severe and vary from state to state. Continue Reading

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Tips on How to Find a Job After Getting Sober

By Dominica Applegate

Now that you're sober, it's time to go get that job you've been dreaming of. Here are some great tips for doing so. Continue Reading

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Six Signs That You've Found Inner Peace

By Dominica Applegate

To help you recognize when you’ve finally achieved inner peace, check to see if these 6 simple signs have manifested in your life. Continue Reading

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5 Timeless Films About Addiction and Recovery

By Dominica Applegate

When you've got a desire to sit down with a good movie and feel inspired, here are 5 must-watch classics that may even teach yo... Continue Reading

Church or AA: Is It One or the Other?

By Dominica Applegate

Many people in long-term sobriety teeter between AA and religious fellowships for support. Here's how you can make the right ch... Continue Reading

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The Difference Between Abstinence and Recovery

By Dominica Applegate

Recovery involves more than just putting down drugs or alcohol. Continue Reading