What You Don’t Know About Alcohol And Your Body

What You Don’t Know About Alcohol And Your Body

Let’s talk about what happens to your body when you drink alcohol and what happens when you stop drinking after consuming it on a regular basis.

My guest on the podcast this week is Gillian Tietz, the Sober Scientist and host of the Sober Powered Podcast, who has come on the podcast to talk about the Science and Psychology of Addiction. 

What happens to your body when you drink alcohol? 

And what happens to your body when you stop drinking alcohol? 

In this episode Gill and I talk about…

  • Why alcohol slows down our brain activity
  • How alcohol affects our sleep and why you wake up at 3am after drinking
  • The connection between alcohol and anxiety
  • Why alcohol makes it hard to lose weight
  • What happens to your body physically during withdrawal from alcohol
  • The benefits your body gets from taking a break from drinking


  • Rage gardening + Tomb Raider
  • Gill’s story and her road to recovery
  • Why you need to build a ‘drama free bubble’ in early sobriety
  • How we felt physically and emotionally when we stopped drinking

About Gillian Tietz

Gillian is a biochemist in the Boston area and is 17 months sober. Her passion is helping others free themselves from the drink, hate yourself, drink cycle by providing education on how alcohol affects our brain and causes addiction. 

Gill uses her scientific background to connect neuroscience, psychology, and her personal experience to getting sober. 

Wherever you are in your journey, understanding why alcohol causes your own personal brand of misery will fundamentally change the way you approach sobriety.

Want more support, resources and tools to help you go alcohol-free?

You can Drink Less + Live More today with The Sobriety Starter Kit.

It’s the private, on-demand coaching course you need to break out of the drinking cycle – without white-knuckling it or hating the process.

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Connect with Gill Tietz

Head over to Apple podcast and listen to her show, Sober Powered Podcast

Follow Gill on Instagram @sober.powered

To find out more about Gill and how she can support you on your journey to recovery, go to www.soberpowered.com

Connect with Casey

Take a screenshot of your favorite episode, post it on your Instagram and tag me @caseymdavidson and tell me your biggest takeaway!


The Hello Someday Podcast helps busy and successful women build a life they love without alcohol. Host Casey McGuire Davidson, a certified life coach and creator of The Sober Girl’s Guide to Quitting Drinking, brings together her experience of quitting drinking while navigating work and motherhood, along with the voices of experts in personal development, self-care, addiction and recovery and self-improvement. 

Whether you know you want to stop drinking and live an alcohol free life, are sober curious, or are in recovery this podcast is for you.

In each episode Casey will share the tried and true secrets of how to drink less and live more. 

Learn how to let go of alcohol as a coping mechanism, how to shift your mindset about sobriety and change your drinking habits, how to create healthy routines to cope with anxiety, people pleasing and perfectionism, the importance of self-care in early sobriety, and why you don’t need to be an alcoholic to live an alcohol free life. 

Be sure to grab the Free Sober Girl’s Guide To Quitting Drinking right here.

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