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Author: Gillian Tietz, M.S.

I am a biochemist living in the Boston area. I have a BS in chemistry and a MS in biology, and enjoy learning about the science and psychology of addiction. Writing has been very therapeutic for me in my sobriety journey. I'm passionate about sharing the science of addiction in an easy to understand way. I also blog and host the Sober Powered Podcast.

Posts by Gillian Tietz, M.S.:

07-27-20 | By Gillian Tietz, M.S.

How Does Alcohol Affect Sleep?

how does alcohol affect sleep

One of the biggest misconceptions by drinkers and non-drinkers alike is that it doesn’t affect sleep. But how does alcohol affect sleep? About 20% of Americans use alcohol to help them fall asleep, and an estimated 10 million people consult doctors for sleep disorders. Alcohol does help us fall asleep faster, but it also prevents … Continued


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06-23-20 | By Gillian Tietz, M.S.

Alcohol Cravings: Brain Differences in Alcoholics vs Social Drinkers

alcohol brain differences

Alcohol cravings are common when a problem drinker or alcoholic decides to quit drinking. The more we drink, the more our brains associate alcohol with reward and pleasure. Alcohol actually rewires the brain to want more alcohol. When we remove alcohol from our lives, we are still left with the associations that alcohol is essential … Continued