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.

9 Rewards of Recovery

By Chris Weldon

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

How to Say 'No' to Negative Self-Talk

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