60 episodes

Do you ever say, "I'm never drinking again!", but then you drink again? There are many reasons why this happens, and none of them are that we're weak-willed losers. Gill was a daily drinker who had it all together. She had a good marriage and a job as a biochemist. On the outside her drinking appeared to not be that bad, but on the inside she suffered with massive anxiety and suicidal thoughts. Pushed to her breaking point, she accepted she is not someone who can ever drink. With a BS in Chemistry and a MS in Biology she set out on a quest to understand why she developed a drinking problem and other people don't. In the Sober Powered Podcast, you'll learn why it's so hard to stop drinking and why alcohol causes your personal brand of misery.

Sober Powered Gillian Tietz

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    • 4.9 • 162 Ratings

Do you ever say, "I'm never drinking again!", but then you drink again? There are many reasons why this happens, and none of them are that we're weak-willed losers. Gill was a daily drinker who had it all together. She had a good marriage and a job as a biochemist. On the outside her drinking appeared to not be that bad, but on the inside she suffered with massive anxiety and suicidal thoughts. Pushed to her breaking point, she accepted she is not someone who can ever drink. With a BS in Chemistry and a MS in Biology she set out on a quest to understand why she developed a drinking problem and other people don't. In the Sober Powered Podcast, you'll learn why it's so hard to stop drinking and why alcohol causes your personal brand of misery.

    E58: How Does Alcohol Cause Cancer?

    E58: How Does Alcohol Cause Cancer?

    Gill discusses cancer.  She explains what a carcinogen is, how it causes cancer, and what component of alcohol causes cancer.  There’s some misinformation circulating in the sober community on that topic, so she clears that up.  You’ll learn how alcohol causes cancer, how our genetics contribute to our risk of developing cancer from heavy drinking, and how the way the body handles chronic heavy drinking puts us even more at risk for developing cancer.

    Join the waitlist to get more information about my upcoming course on Emotional Sobriety.  Tentative launch date is Tuesday, August 17. 
    www.soberpowered.com/emotional-sobriety-course
     
    As a listener of Sober Powered, Exact Nature is giving you 20% off all of your future orders with the code SP20.  Click here to learn more or visit www.exactnature.com
    See all of my eBooks here.
    Check out my new YouTube channel, new videos every Tuesday.  Please subscribe!
     
    Key takeaways and sources are posted here.
    Follow Sober Powered on Instagram for more education and inspiration
    Join the Sober Powered Facebook Group for extra support
    And 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)

    • 17 min
    E57: How Alcohol Affects Our Looks

    E57: How Alcohol Affects Our Looks

    Gill discusses how alcohol affects our looks.  You’ll learn the impact that alcohol has on our hair, skin and nails, dental health, facial aging, body odor, and on our ability to build and maintain muscle mass.


    Join the waitlist to get more information about my upcoming course on Emotional Sobriety.  Tentative launch date is Tuesday, August 17. 
    www.soberpowered.com/emotional-sobriety-course
     
    As a listener of Sober Powered, Exact Nature is giving you 20% off all of your future orders with the code SP20.  Click here to learn more or visit www.exactnature.com
    See all of my eBooks here.
    Check out my new YouTube channel, new videos every Tuesday.  Please subscribe!
     
    Key takeaways and sources are posted here.
    Follow Sober Powered on Instagram for more education and inspiration
    Join the Sober Powered Facebook Group for extra support
    And 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)

    • 15 min
    E56: High Functioning Alcoholics and Denial

    E56: High Functioning Alcoholics and Denial

    Gill discusses high functioning drinkers/alcoholics.  She explains the common characteristics of someone who is high functioning, how denial fits into this, and how a high functioning drinker can have a much more difficult time accepting that they need to stop drinking.  You’ll learn about functional tolerance, which is a type of tolerance that high functioning drinkers develop that allows them to appear like they aren’t even drunk.  Of course, neuroplasticity fits into all of this as well!


    Join the waitlist to get more information about my upcoming course on Emotional Sobriety.  Tentative launch date is Tuesday, August 17. 
    www.soberpowered.com/emotional-sobriety-course
     
    As a listener of Sober Powered, Exact Nature is giving you 20% off all of your future orders with the code SP20.  Click here to learn more or visit www.exactnature.com


    See all of my eBooks here.
    Check out my new YouTube channel, new videos every Tuesday.  Please subscribe!
     
    Key takeaways and sources are posted here.
    Follow Sober Powered on Instagram for more education and inspiration
    Join the Sober Powered Facebook Group for extra support


    And 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)

    • 18 min
    E55: How to Power Through When You Want to Give Up

    E55: How to Power Through When You Want to Give Up

    Gill discusses what to do when horrible things happen in your life and all you want to do is give up.  She experienced something pretty bad recently, and has had similar experiences twice when she was drinking.  In this episode, she walks you through how she handled this situation in all 3 occasions, how she handled it differently now that she is sober, how she resisted the urge to give up and drink it away, and what you can do to stay strong and move through pain when life gets hard.

    Join the waitlist to get more information about my upcoming course on Emotional Sobriety.  Tentative launch date is Tuesday, August 17. 
    www.soberpowered.com/emotional-sobriety-course

    As a listener of Sober Powered, Exact Nature is giving you 20% off all of your future orders with the code SP20.  Click here to learn more or visit www.exactnature.com
    See all of my eBooks here.
    Check out my new YouTube channel, new videos every Tuesday.  Please subscribe!


    Key takeaways and sources are posted here.
    Follow Sober Powered on Instagram for more education and inspiration
    Join the Sober Powered Facebook Group for extra support
    And 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)

    • 18 min
    E54: Neuroplasticity and Using Alcohol to Escape or Numb Out

    E54: Neuroplasticity and Using Alcohol to Escape or Numb Out

    Gill discusses using alcohol to escape.  You’ll learn about instant gratification versus actually working for stress relief, tips to deal with stress without drinking, and a couple of interesting studies about how brain differences in social versus problem drinkers influence our desire to escape, and how alcohol relates to overall happiness.  

    As a listener of Sober Powered, Exact Nature is giving you 20% off all of your future orders with the code SP20.  Click here to learn more or visit www.exactnature.com
    See all of my eBooks here.
    Check out my new YouTube channel, new videos every Tuesday.  Please subscribe!


    Key takeaways and sources are posted here.
    Follow Sober Powered on Instagram for more education and inspiration
    Join the Sober Powered Facebook Group for extra support
    And 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)

    • 15 min
    E53: The Top 5 Things I've Learned in 1 Year of Researching Addiction

    E53: The Top 5 Things I've Learned in 1 Year of Researching Addiction

    It's the 1 year anniversary of the Sober Powered podcast!  In this special anniversary episode I'm going over my top 5 things I've learned in the past year of researching addiction.  If you enjoy the podcast and it's been helpful for you, then the best thing that you can do to support the show is to share your favorite episodes and get this information out there.  Thank you for all of your support and encouragement over the past year!

    Listeners who use the code SP20 will receive a 20% discount off all future orders.  Click here to learn more or visit www.exactnature.com
    See all of my eBooks here.
    I recently launched a YouTube channel with all different content.  Please subscribe!


    Key takeaways and sources are posted here.
    Follow Sober Powered on Instagram for more education and inspiration
    Join the Sober Powered Facebook Group for extra support
    And 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)

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
162 Ratings

162 Ratings

fyubgyhbvy ,

Super Informative

Gill is awesome! I always felt horrible when I was drinking and wanted to know why. The Sober Powered podcast has been super helpful in recovery. Gill is a great educator and resource for anyone who’s questioning their relationship with alcohol. Highly recommend this podcast!
Thanks, Gill!

Sharon Fekete ,

Appreciate your candor & vulnerability

I appreciate your mix of knowledge surrounding this disease combined with personal experiences. I highly recommend this podcast to anyone interested in living a sober life. Bravo to you!

Eltotho51 ,

Thanks for your gift of messaging

These podcasts have the perfect balance of facts and messaging without preaching. Matter fact description of what alcohol did to you and the biology behind the why. As an engineer, i had to know why!

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