Gillian Tietz is the host of the "Sober Powered" podcast and is a biochemist out of the Boston area.
When Gill quit drinking in 2019, she dedicated herself to learning about alcohol's influence on the brain and how it can cause addiction. Today, she educates and empowers others to assess their relationship with alcohol.
This was a super interesting and topical conversation to me, because as some long time listeners know, I have had my own dark path with alcohol, and while I am not SOBER in the sense that I never drink, I’d say I’m about 95% of the way there, only having alcohol every couple of months, a handful of times a year tops.
A key factor in me turning my life around, from being blackout drunk, drug doing, belligerent, bad decision making, ass hat, to creating and becoming the happy, healthy, human, was me getting away from drinking so much.
This episode isn’t meant to tell anyone what to do, nor do I nor Gill seek to judge, or anything like that. If you like to drink, and have no plans on stopping, this episode is still going to be hugely impactful for you
And that is because of Gill’s unique perspective as a scientist, and how she understands the human body, and the human brain, and her insights around building and breaking habits, regardless of if those habits have anything at all to do with alcohol or not