Columbine survivor overcomes opioid addiction

Posted at 4:52 PM, Aug 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-03 17:52:32-04

He was shot and lost a friend in the library on April 20th, 1999, when shots fired out at a school in Columbine Colorado.  He was prescribed opioids to deal with the pain and became addicted.  He tells his story of how he overcame it on The Now Wisconsin.

Austin Eubanks used to go fishing with his friend, Corey, sharing the struggles of teenage life together.  Then one day he lost his friend to gunshots fired in school.  He was given medications to ease the pain, and slipped into addiction.  He failed at rehab twice.  Finally, at 29 he turned his life around.  

Today he is the COO at The Foundry Treatment Center in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Dedicating his life to helping others overcome addiction.

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