There’s nothing like family. Ami and Billy Brown revealed they completely support Matt Brown returning to rehab for the second time. The Alaskan Bush People stars are missing their son already, but they are proud of him for taking the necessary steps to get help.
“It’s hard not having one of my babies here with us. He was so strong for me, and I want to be strong for him,” Ami said to People, while addressing how Matt was her rock during her battle with lung cancer. “We miss him terribly, but we’d rather lose him from home for a little while than lose him forever,” Billy added. “We just want him to do what he needs to do to get better.”
Matt, 36, recently opened up about his choice to head back to rehab and he was very transparent. “I struggle with substance abuse, and after a year of ups and downs, I decided to return to treatment. I’m really grateful for everyone’s support and hope to have my life back on track soon,” he told People. About his first rehab stint in 2016, he admitted, “I could see myself spiraling…I was more withdrawn. I was slower. Things didn’t excite me the way they used to.”
It’s likely been a very tough year for Matt, considering he was dealing with his own issues, on top of his mother’s cancer diagnosis. Luckily, she’s now in remission, but will have to undergo tests every three months for the rest of her life. In addition to that, the Brown family has also dealt with having to relocate multiple times over the past two years before settling in a rural area of Washington state in early 2018. We’re glad Matt is focusing on his well-being!