Thomas Burruel BSW, LSW
Director of Intervention Services and Co-founder
With over ten years of experience helping families through drug intervention, Tom Burruel has made it his personal mission to better reach those in crisis. His diverse background in addiction intervention services, social work, mental health and addiction treatment, speaks to his inner drive and compassion. Tom is currently the director of intervention services at Intervention 180. A company he co-founded with his partner Ben Seymour. When asked what motivated him to start providing drug intervention and Intervention 180 Tom stated, "I wanted to continue helping people on a larger scale". Tom still takes the time to perform drug intervention services, himself despite the demands of running Intervention 180.
His years of experience started with the Department of Health and Welfare Child Protection. As a case manager and investigator, Tom became well acquainted with the destruction and devastation addiction causes. Tom went on to work as a behavioral therapist helping families and individuals. From there, he served as a social worker, performing crisis intervention in an emergency room. For the past several years Tom’s focus has shifted to addiction treatment and turning lives around through intervention.
Testimonials of Tom's expertise and caring always involve reference to his "commanding presence" and ability to "exude calm" while in the midst of chaos. Tom’s influence is reflected in Intervention 180 and the work they do with families across the nation. Tom and Ben both comment on how Intervention 180 contributes a "fresh" style to the field of intervention by blending several methods to create the "Intervention 180 Approach".
Tom holds a Degree in Social Work and has served in international relief efforts and has donated his time public speaking at camps for teens in the Pacific Northwest. Aside from his professional and educational background, Tom sites being raised by a mother who struggled with addiction and his personal use and abuse as his foundation to reach the families he serves.
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