He’s doing whatever it takes. Matt Brown has checked back into rehab again, only three months after leaving treatment. The Alaskan Bush People star recently took to Instagram with a photo of his mug showing the Betty Ford logo, from the center where he’s seeking professional help.
Matt, 36, reportedly “entered treatment at Betty Ford in Palm Springs area secretly right after New Years,” an insider close to the Discovery channel family tells Radar. Earlier this month, it was reported that Matt’s parents, Ami, 54, and Billy Brown, 66, threatened to fire him from the show if he didn’t take his sobriety seriously.
“He was on a bender and took action to save his life,” the source said about Matt’s stint in rehab. “His family is supportive. They are so happy he is safe and focused on his recovery again.”
It’s been a long road for Matt, but he’s seemingly doing his best to stay strong. “Thank you Mrs. Ford,” Matt captioned his latest photo on social media. The reality star’s first rehab stint was reportedly back in 2016 for a DUI arrest, and he later entered an in-patient treatment center for alcohol abuse in September 2018. Matt’s family really wanted him to stay for 90 days, but he decided to leave after 30.
According to reports, Matt went MIA after his last stint at rehab and Ami and Billy responded by showing him tough love. “They told him if he did not return home right away that they would not allow him to be a part of the upcoming season of Alaskan Bush,” Radar reported. “They would like to pick up next season with Matt being sober and healthy. That is what Billy had planned.”
Back in September 2018, Matt opened up about his vices and how they have impacted his life. “I struggle with substance abuse, and after a year of ups and downs, I decided to return to treatment,” he told PEOPLE at the time. “I’m really grateful for everyone’s support and hope to have my life back on track soon.” We’re wishing him all the best.
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