If You Give an Ox an Oxy
by Dr. Laura E. Happe, PharmD
Pub Date 19 Nov 2019
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Remember the mouse who wanted a cookie – and a glass of milk to go with it? Or the moose who wanted a muffin?
In this book you’ll meet an ox who takes a prescription medication called an opioid.
You’ll follow him as he goes from taking a few opioids, to overusing them, and finally becoming addicted.
You’ll learn about treatment for addiction and how dangerous taking illegal opioid drugs can be.
Inspired by the mouse who was clearly addicted to cookies, Ox’s story tells how opioid use often leads to a cycle of addiction and recovery. Too often this cycle is hard to break.
Although Ox’s story is told in a childlike way, opioid use is a very serious and complex topic.
After reading this book, you’ll understand the risks of opioid use why it’s best never to start in the first place.
A Note From the Publisher
Author is available for interviews, blog tours, autographed tours, autographed book giveaways, contests, and book club discussions.
Dr. Laura E. Happe, PharmD, MPH is a pharmacist, researcher and educator who uses data to help people make better decisions. As an executive leader in the pharmacy and insurance industries, Laura has developed new businesses and strategies, including the opioid epidemic response at a Fortune 50 health care company. Laura is chief editor of the peer-reviewed Journal of Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy and a professor at the University of Florida and Wingate University. She lives with her husband in Charlotte, North Carolina, where they teach their kids that happiness is a choice.