Austin Eubanks Biography – Austin Eubanks Wiki
Austin Eubanks was an American public speaker, survivor of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting and expert on drug-addiction and recovery.
The Columbine High School shooting took place on 20 April, 1999 when two students killed 12 fellow pupils and a teacher. They then killed themselves.
Eubanks was just 17 when he found himself hiding underneath a table with his best friend, Corey DePooter, in their school library after two shooters opened fire in Columbine High School.
The shooters made their way into the library where they fired under each table. Eubanks, who watched his best friend die, was shot with bullets finding his hand and knee.
In treating his injuries, Eubanks was heavily medicated, that he quickly developed an addiction to the pain medication after being drawn to the way it numbed his emotions following the traumatic experience.
Eubanks developed an opioid addiction, and later became a public speaker dedicated to addressing the topic of substance abuse and addiction recovery. He continued to struggle with his addiction throughout his 20’s, with multiple attempts for treatment before finding long-term recovery.
Eubanks most recently spoke at the 2019 Connecticut Opioid and Prescription Drug Prevention Conference on May 2, 2019.
According to his website, Austin previously served as the Chief Operations Officer for Foundry Treatment Center, directing a multi-phase, nationally accredited treatment program overseeing a team of more than four-dozen care professionals.
Austin was also the Director of Operations for NorthStar Transitions, a young-adult, transitional treatment program in Boulder, Colorado, working with college age men and women transitioning from residential treatment to independent living, and the Executive Director of Quiet River Transitional Recovery Community, a luxury transitional treatment program in Denver, Colorado focusing on lifestyle reintegration for professionals in recovery.
Austin Eubanks Age
He was 37.
Austin Eubanks Death – Austin Eubanks Suicide
His body was found on May 19, 2019 at his residence in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. According to Routt County, Colorado, Coroner Robert Ryg, Eubanks was found during a welfare check when he didn’t answer his phone.
Austin Eubanks Cause of Death
Austin Eubanks’ cause of death was not revealed. However, according to Routt County, Colorado, Coroner Robert Ryg, no foul play suspected and an autopsy is scheduled for Monday to determine the cause of death.
Austin Eubanks Family
Austin Eubanks’ family said in a statement to KMGH, Eubanks “lost the battle with the very disease he fought so hard to help others face. Helping to build a community of support is what meant the most to Austin, and we plan to continue his work.”
The statement continued, “As you can imagine, we are beyond shocked and saddened and request that our privacy is respected at this time. Based on information received from the Routt County coroner, the cause of death is unknown at this time, pending autopsy results. We thank the recovery community for its support.”
Austin Eubanks Wife
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