Austin Eubanks was an expert in the addiction treatment industry and an internationally recognized speaker, media contributor, and consultant on topics surrounding drug policy, behavioral health, and addiction recovery and prevention.
An injured survivor of the Columbine shooting, Austin’s traumatic experience as a teen was the catalyst to his painful journey through addiction. He then devoted his career to helping those who have turned to substances as a result of trauma. Austin spoke to millions across the nation regarding his personal journey as well as strategies for addressing the issues of substance abuse that are plaguing the nation. His story has garnered the interest of countless major media outlets including the BBC, People Magazine, The Guardian, and the New York Times. Austin provided expert commentary for Face The Nation, Vice News, Rolling Stone, CBS This Morning, NBC Nightly News, Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN.
Austin 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. Leading both program management and business development, Austin's approach helped to bridge the gap between the administrative and clinical functions to provide superior care and achieve optimal business performance.
In his non-profit board roles, Austin helped to advance the objectives of Stout Street Foundation, a 180-bed therapeutic community serving primarily an indigent population, and 5280 High School, a 400-student Denver Public Charter School focused on prevention and addiction recovery in adolescents - Denver's first and only public recovery high school.
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.