By the age of 29, alcohol and my habits were tearing down the life I had built and planned for. My internal organs started to hurt, I was in pain 24/7.
I started drinking early on. When I came to San Francisco at the age of 16 from Belarus, my dream was to become a successful designer and run my own studio. I was very focused. Determined to make my "American Dream" a reality. I was doing pretty good professionally and by my mid-twenties I opened my first office in San Francisco. As I'm sure you can relate, when you work a lot, life can personally and professionally get crazy, and sometimes you just need a way to relax and wind down. And for me (like many others), alcohol was the way.
By the age of 29, alcohol and my habits were tearing down the life I had built and planned for. My internal organs started to hurt, I was in pain 24/7. Think about that...my ORGANS hurt because I was drinking way too much. It was that epiphany (and the pain) that made me realize that something had to change. My main motivation to quit drinking at the time was based on the fact that I knew that I wouldn't be able to keep up with the life I wanted to live personally or professionally. So I made a "business" decision to change my habits..
Now I had to figure out how to change. I knew I didn't want to go to AA meetings or check myself into rehab. I knew I could do it on my own, but I also knew I would need more than just willpower and education to stay on track. I needed some relief from the physical and mental challenges that came when I stopped drinking. The anxiety, mood swings, the restless nights...just to name a few. These formulas that I developed, were a way and are a way to transition at home, at your own pace with zero stigmas, steps or religious affiliations. This method changed my life. It allows me to be the person who I want be and allows me to stay on track with my professional goals. On tough days, these formulas helped keep me stay committed to my transition. It was the physical support that I needed to make the change stick. I was HighSub's first success story, and I keep watching it change the lives of others. That's why I'm here today.
I'm here to say, "don't wait to hit rock bottom". Make the change NOW because you're worth it, and because you can!