Ruben Trevino was one of the original Sea Mar employees who helped to start the inpatient chemical dependency program in 1994. In the beginning, he worked as a trainee while attending Tacoma Community College, where he earned an AA degree in human services in.
Ruben worked for three years with offenders in Washington State’s Department of Corrections before returning to Sea Mar in 2002.
Ruben has been trained in moral reconation therapy and relapse prevention education. He finds it challenging and rewarding to work with patients who have had a lengthy history of substance abuse, but never had the opportunity to learn about recovery. Ruben enjoys showing patients the path to recovery and a positive life. He feels fortunate to be in a position to help others learn from someone who needed and found help himself.Â
Ruben’s hobbies are reading about personal health and growth. He enjoys walking in the area’s many parks, family, and friends.