Ep. #42 Sober Powered: The Science of Addiction and Recovery w/ Gill Tietz

Gill Tietz a sober scientist who specializes in addiction science and psychology, and is the host of the Sober Powered Podcast. In this episode, Gill and I discuss her journey of sobriety, the science of alcoholism and addiction, and how Gill now spends time studying addiction in order to help other people who are going through the same thing.

For Gill, “Being Sober Powered is all about being your own champion. We hold on to our drinking with all of our strength, but eventually something happens to propel us into sobriety.  It could be something small even, but we all have our limit.  When I got sober, I was the only sober person I knew.  Each time I got through something sober, I felt stronger, and I called that strength Sober Power. I believe we can all develop our own Sober Power, and use it to change our lives.” Gill Provides people with education, inspiration, and hope in their recovery journey.

Gill Tietz

I’m Gill, and I’m the host and creator of the Sober Powered Podcast. I got sober in 2019 because alcohol caused the complete destruction of my mental health. Now, I teach what I’ve learned about why it’s so hard to stop drinking, why alcohol makes us so miserable, and how to embrace sobriety.

I spent 5 years dedicated to learning how to moderate my drinking. I researched moderation tirelessly and tried every strategy I could think of. No matter how bad things got for me, I always believed I could learn to moderate if I just had enough practice. Things continued to escalate until my drinking scared me enough to stop. I want to help you accept sobriety sooner than I did, so you don’t have to spend any more time being stuck in the drink, hate yourself, drink cycle.

Being Sober Powered is all about being your own champion

We hold on to our drinking with all of our strength, but eventually something happens to propel us into sobriety. It could be something small even, but we all have our limit. When I got sober, I was the only sober person I knew. Each time I got through something sober, I felt stronger, and I called that strength Sober Power.

I believe we can all develop our own Sober Power, and use it to change our lives.

https://www.soberpowered.com/

E83: What to Expect Emotionally in the First 90 Days Sober Powered

Gill discusses heightened emotions in the first 90 days of sobriety, but really this can apply to whatever stage you’re at. Big emotions and mood swings are very common, so in this episode you’ll learn how your emotions change when you stop drinking, how to manage this without turning to another self-destructive coping mechanism, and what to expect emotionally during withdrawal, early sobriety, and up to 90 days of sobriety. What to listen to next:E9: From chronic day ones to forever sobrietyE38: What causes withdrawal symptoms?E67: How alcohol impacts cortisol and causes cravingsE40: Why are we so angry?What to watch next:5 walks to help your sobriety (the rage walk)https://youtu.be/AJy10StaHa4I quit drinking on my own, but what does that mean for you?https://youtu.be/3ZYSWpc-YY0As a listener of Sober Powered you get special discounts from my sponsors! Thank you for supporting the show by supporting my sponsors!Exact Nature is giving you 20% off all of your future orders with the code SP20.  Visit http://www.exactnature.com to learn moreCurious Elixirs is giving you $10 your order of $50 or more with the code POWER22. Visit https://curiouselixirs.com/pages/sober-powered?utm_source=sober-powered-podcast&utm_medium=paid&utm_campaign=sober-powered-122 to learn more.Sign up to get emails from me. I send out a preview of the next podcast episode every Thursday.Check out my YouTube channel, new videos every Tuesday at 10 am EST.  Please subscribe! Sources are posted here.Follow Sober Powered on Instagram for more education and inspirationJoin the Sober Powered Facebook Group for extra supportAnd if you're enjoying this podcast, please use this link to leave a review on iTunes. This podcast takes so much effort and work to create, and each review increases the possibility that this podcast can be seen by people who may need it.  Disclaimer: all of the information described in this podcast is my interpretation of the research combined with my opinion.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/soberpowered)
  1. E83: What to Expect Emotionally in the First 90 Days
  2. E82: So You Quit Drinking, Now is When the Work Starts with Amanda E. White, LPC
  3. E81: Why We Drink: Social Drinkers vs Problem Drinkers
  4. E80: Benefits of Dry January
  5. E79: Why We Romanticize Alcohol
  6. E78: We Need to Learn to Feel Our Feelings with Nikki Eisenhauer from The Emotional Badass Podcast
  7. E77: Why are Non-Alcoholic Drinks Triggering?
  8. E76: Learning the Truth About Your Drinking with Dr. Anna Lembke, Author of Dopamine Nation
  9. E75: How Sleep Improves from Actively Drinking to Long Term Sobriety
  10. E74: Resilience Impacts How Much You Drink

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