Chris Weldon

Sober Recovery Expert Author

Chris Weldon is no stranger to recovery. As a former Roman Catholic priest, he suffered a nervous breakdown stemming from depression and anxiety. Having spent four months in intensive outpatient therapy, he's learned vital self-care skills in the area of self-parenting and the 12 Steps and is passionate about sharing his journey with others. Chris earned his Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Divinity (MDiv) from Kenrick Glennon Seminary and his Bachelors of Art (BA) in Communications from Cornell University.

9 Rewards of Addiction Recovery

By Chris Weldon

Based entirely on the promises of twelve-step programs, here are nine rewards of addiction recovery to be thankful for. New Fre... Continue Reading

I Stopped Negative Self Talk and You Can Too

By Chris Weldon

There is a big difference between acknowledging areas you can improve in and beating yourself up over them. Learn to recognize ... Continue Reading

Perfectionism: Another Form of Addiction

By Chris Weldon

Though it may not be as life-threatening as chemical substances, this mental disposition can bring just as much emotional pain. Continue Reading

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4 Practical Gains from Group Therapy

By Chris Weldon

What you can't get from an one-on-one session. Continue Reading

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Get out before there's even a way in. Continue Reading

After returning from months of therapy, some relationships with family members may take a while to get back to normal. These 5 ... Continue Reading

Your inner parent may have the organizational and intellectual skills to keep pace with the holiday season, but your inner chil... Continue Reading


5 Tips for Staying Sober on Holidays

By Chris Weldon

Sometimes, the pressure to successfully celebrate on holidays can easily pull you into a relapse. These 5 tips can help you tak... Continue Reading

Inner child

Being in tune with what your “inner child” is feeling can help you practice self-parenting, which can go hand-in-hand with main... Continue Reading