What is so appealing about alcohol that we go through the trouble of figuring out how we can drink normally? Are we drinking because we’re unhappy or unhappy because we’re drinking? Is alcohol relieving our depression and anxiety or masking them? 

 

We have questions. 

 

Lucky for us, today’s guest has answers. 

 

On this week’s episode, we welcome Gill to the show. She is host of the Sober Powered podcast and biochemist whose own journey with alcohol inspired her to start answering her own questions. We’re talking to her today about the effect that alcohol has on mental illness, a topic inspired by her own warstory. 

 

From drink number one Gill felt intense shame. Eventually she would make peace with that and her drinking became a fairly normal occurrence in college. It became evident fairly quickly however that Gill couldn’t seem to control her intake. Ever the scientist, she seemed determined to make it work. Failure to moderate led to dark thoughts and suicidal ideations that had her determined to put the booze down for good. Today she uses her time to share what she has learned on her journey as a biochemist in sobriety with the world through her YouTube channel and podcast. 

 

Gill’s amazing podcast is available anywhere you listen to podcasts.

https://open.spotify.com/show/6vtGToNOqNxRTLGnBg5l5f?si=_y9DggKpTIuYOAYeX0KSAQ&dl_branch=1

 

Check out and subscribe to her YouTube channel for more amazing and insightful content.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeSyBTEFmsP49h2q_mxqMOw

 

Follow Gill on IG at @sober.powered

 

Thanks Gill for all you do! 

 

RESOURCES 

Excellent Drugs and Suicide resource from The Recovery Village www.therecoveryvillage.com/drug-addiction/drugs-and-suicide/ 

 

If you have questions about how your condition can lead to suicidal thoughts check this out from The Recovery Village www.therecoveryvillage.com/co-occurring-disorders/suicide-hotline/

 

Alcoholics Anonymous online meetings 

https://aa-intergroup.org/ 

 

Narcotics Anonymous online meetings 

https://virtual-na.org/ 

 

Find an Overeaters Anonymous meeting 

https://oa.org/find-a-meeting/ 

 

Refuge Recovery website

https://refugerecovery.org

 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health services 

1-800-662-HELP 

https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline 

 

Suicide prevention hotline 

1-800-273-8255

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ 

 

Domestic Violence hotline 

1-800-799-SAFE 

https://www.thehotline.org/ 

 

National Human Trafficking hotline

1-888-373-7888

https://humantraffickinghotline.org/

 

Al-Anon information (support for families)

https://al-anon.org/

 

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