Welcome to the September 2013 edition of the Liver Lowdown. Click on the links below and check out our featured stories for the month!
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Recovery Is Possible – With Determination, Assistance and Acknowledgement
September is National Recovery Month. A key message is that alcohol and drug addiction treatment can empower someone with a substance abuse disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. This year’s theme is Join the Voices for Recovery: Together on Pathways to Wellness.
How Medical Science, a 12-Step Program, and Gratitude Saved Bob’s Life
Bob Rice has packed a lot into his 54 years. But he admits that substance abuse from an early age and then a serious liver disease nearly killed him. Follow Bob’s amazing life’s journey from addiction to recovery, a liver transplant, and a brand new, healthy life.
5 Facts about Recovery
Just in time for National Recovery Month in September, check out these facts that relate to many forms of recovery, including recovery from alcohol and drug abuse.
Get Ready for the Fall! A Chance to Walk, Run—and Eat—to Support the Fight against Liver Disease
Now that fall is upon us, it’s time to take part in a Liver Life Walk, enter a Liver Life Challenge like a marathon, and attend a Flavors culinary event. All funds raised for us from these events provide vitally important research, education, support and advocacy.
These true or false statements can better help you to understand the essential role your liver plays in keeping you not just healthy, but alive. Take our quick quiz right now, and find out how much you know!
With the invaluable support of Salix Pharmaceuticals, we unveiled a microsite that’s dedicated to Hepatic Encephalopathy (HE), a chronic life-threatening liver disease. The online resource center is “HE 123.” It’s a reference to the three-pronged approach to tackling this condition: diagnosis, treatment and support.
Education programs about liver wellness and disease prevention are central to what we do. But these programs depend upon your generous financial support. Find out how you can “Drive Away Liver Disease” by donating your car to us. It’s a tax-deductible donation.