Free forum to focus on substance use disorders, treatment

  • Wednesday, May 6, 2020 1:30am
  • News

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.

More in News

tsr
Poker run to help peninsula woman with cancer treatment costs

A poker run is scheduled for Sunday, July 25, to help Nancy… Continue reading

Community news briefs — July 21, 2021

Clallam County health sets downgrade to shellfish harvesting Discovery Bay is closed… Continue reading

tsr
Snowpack depleted in Olympics: No water shortage now, but situation could change

The snow has melted from the Olympic Mountains. That’s normal for this… Continue reading

tsr
Cause remains unknown for Olympic Ambulance fire

Olympic Ambulance representatives say there’s been no disruption in services after a… Continue reading

TEASER
City councilors meet for first time as group, set goals

For this Sequim City Council’s first time, all seven city councilors got… Continue reading

tsr
Strait Shot adding third Bainbridge trip

Clallam Transit plans to make it easier for people to take the… Continue reading

Hall: QAnon a ‘hoax’

Donnie Hall, an organizer of the Sequim-based Independent Advisory Association, said he… Continue reading

Sequim Police Blotter
Police Blotter — July 21, 2021

The weekly police blotter includes incidents that occurred in the City of… Continue reading

x
OPAS raises funds to save swans, bury power lines

By almost any measurable, the trumpeter swan is impressive. The heaviest and… Continue reading

Most Read