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/

E105: Do We Just Need More Willpower? Sober Powered

Gill discusses willpower. A lot of us believe that we just need more willpower and then we’ll be able to stay sober, and maybe you’ve even shamed yourself for not having enough willpower to control your drinking. In this episode she defines what willpower is, because the definition is important for us to understand what it means to have willpower or not. You’ll learn why willpower works for some people and doesn’t work for others, what is going on in the brain for a person who struggles with instant gratification, and 3 important factors that influence whether or not you can resist temptation.What to listen to nextE91: Do You Want to be Sober or Do You Want to Drink Without the Consequences?E102: Alcohol and Your Dysregulated Nervous System With Beth Bowen, LMSWE60: How Alcohol Affects Our Cognitive AbilitiesE35: Emotional SobrietyQuick start guide:https://www.soberpowered.com/quick-start-to-sobrietyAs a listener of Sober Powered you get special discounts from my sponsors! Thank you for supporting the show by supporting my sponsors!Soberlink is offering you $50 off an alcohol monitoring system that includes a breathalyzer device with facial recognition that allows you to share your sobriety in real time. Soberlink has also created a free resources guide specifically for Sober Powered listeners “How to Hold Yourself Accountable in Early Recovery”. Use this link to get your copy of the guidehttps://bit.ly/3Bp2krxLoving the podcast? Buy me a coffee to support my work:https://www.buymeacoffee.com/soberpoweredSign up to get emails from me. I send out a preview of the next podcast episode, discount codes, and new announcements every Thursday.Check out my YouTube channel.  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. This is not medical advice.Living a Sober Powered Life is a new series where I answer your questions each month. Visit my website and click on the membership tab to listen to the first episode for free and submit your questions.https://www.soberpowered.comSupport the show
  1. E105: Do We Just Need More Willpower?
  2. E104: Why Alcohol Doesn’t Help You Cope with Dr. Ashish Bhatt, MD, MRO
  3. E103: Why We Use Alcohol to Enhance Our Experiences
  4. E102: Alcohol and Your Dysregulated Nervous System With Beth Bowen, LMSW
  5. E101: Does Alcohol Really Unlock Creativity?
  6. E100: [Special] Dr. Lembke Returns to Discuss Radical Honesty and Self-Awareness
  7. E99: Why We Can Never Drink Again (Neuroplasticity and Permanent Changes)
  8. E98: Emotion Intensity and How to Start Self-Regulating
  9. E97: Why We Keep Believing it’ll be Different this Time
  10. E96: Does Craving Sugar Increase Your Risk of Relapse?

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