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.

6 Ways to Navigate Middle-Age Sobriety

By Dominica Applegate

If you're middle-aged and just now getting sober, you're in for an amazing period of your life. Here are 6 tips to help you get... Continue Reading

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Are You a Love Addict?

By Dominica Applegate

As with any addiction, there are different stages a person goes through as it progresses. Continue Reading

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How to Regain Confidence Now That You're Sober

By Dominica Applegate

For many who struggle with addiction, it’s common to also fight battles with self-esteem or confidence. Here are 5 ways to help... Continue Reading

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How to Make Healthy Friendships in Rehab

By Dominica Applegate

These 3 tips will help ensure that you only build friendships that don't hold you back from your new life. Continue Reading

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5 Recovery Events You Can Look Forward to This Year

By Dominica Applegate

If you're looking to immerse yourself in recovery inspiration while surrounded by others who share you commitment, here are 5 r... Continue Reading

What You Need to Know About Marijuana Withdrawal

By Dominica Applegate

Quitting marijuana can bring about a variety of withdrawal symptoms, but knowing what these symptoms are and what you can do re... Continue Reading

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To Come Out as a Recovering Alcoholic or Not?

By Dominica Applegate

No matter how proud you are of your recovery, it's normal to have some reservations when it comes to telling others due to the ... Continue Reading

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How to Find and Love Your Authentic Self

By Dominica Applegate

Pretending to be someone you're not creates pain, anger and a host of other negative emotions. Continue Reading

3 Ways to Fight Weight Gain During Recovery

By Dominica Applegate

If you're concerned about weight gain during recovery, know that you can contend with it and maintain a weight you are comforta... Continue Reading

20 Affirmations of Recovery to Use All Year Long

By Dominica Applegate

Looking for inspiration? Here are 20 meaningful positive affirmations to help you through your journey to recovery. Continue Reading