Free forum to focus on substance use disorders, treatment

  • Wednesday, May 6, 2020 1:30am
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The next free WOW! Working on Wellness forum is set for 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, featured on KSQM 91.5 FM.

Featured speaker Dr. Joshua Jones of Olympic Medical Physicians presents “What should we really know about substance use disorders and their treatment.”

Substance use disorder is a disease that affects a person’s brain and behavior and leads to inability to control the use of a legal or illegal drugs or medication. With any chronic illness, forum organizers said, finding the right treatment is the first step toward disease management and living a better life, and substance use disorder is no exception.

Jones joined Olympic Medical Center’s physician division as Chief Physicians Officer in the fall of 2016. He is board-certified general and forensic psychiatrist and a well-established physician in Clallam County.

He came to Olympic Medical Physicians after serving for six years as medical director at Peninsula Behavioral Health.

WOW! Working on Wellness is a health education program of Dungeness Valley Health Wellness Clinic — Sequim’s free clinic.

The clinic, which provides basic urgent care and chronic health care services to uninsured community members, is closed until further notice, though the volunteer staff meet with patients with pre-existing conditions by appointment or by phone two days a week; see sequimfreeclinic.org for updates.

Individuals seeking assistance should call 360-582-2922 and leave a message; the line is checked daily.

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