Contributions will be used to develop a specifically-curated program for individuals and families who are victims of mass violence, in partnership with The Onsite Foundation, a leader in trauma-informed therapeutic counseling programs.
Austin Eubanks was an expert in the addiction treatment industry and an internationally recognized professional speaker, media contributor, and consultant on topics surrounding drug policy, behavioral health, addiction, and trauma.
An injured survivor of the Columbine shooting, Austin’s traumatic experience as a teen was the catalyst to his painful journey through addiction. He has since devoted his career to helping those who have turned to substances as a result of trauma. Austin has spoken to millions across the country regarding strategies for addressing the issues around substance abuse that are plaguing the nation. His work and personal story has garnered the interest of countless major media outlets including the BBC, People Magazine, and the New York Times. Austin has provided expert commentary for Face The Nation, Vice News, Rolling Stone, CBS This Morning, NBC Nightly News, Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN.
"Less than an hour after scrambling out the back door of the Columbine High School library, I was lying in a hospital bed, medicated on a variety of substances intended to relieve my pain," recalls survivor Austin Eubanks. That was the beginning of a decade-long addiction that led to a profound realization about the current opioid epidemic: how we manage pain is both the problem and the solution.