He may be out of rehab, but Alaskan Bush People star Matt Brown isn’t totally out of the woods just yet. Though the 36-year-old left his inpatient facility for outpatient treatment, reports say that his family thought that he needed more help — but it’s not something that Matt wants. According to Radar Online, the Browns have been pushing their eldest son to work with a sober coach, but he’s been putting his foot down pretty firmly. According to an inside source, though, dad Billy Brown is pretty set in his decision, too.
“Matt doesn’t really want to have a sober coach anymore but his father is insistent on it!” one of the star’s friends told Radar. “He thinks that going to meetings and working with a therapist is enough. But his family wants him to have someone there with him 24/7 to make sure he stays clean.” Considering that addiction is something Matt’s struggled with before, we can see how his family would want him to have the extra help — but he just won’t be convinced.
But it’s not just Billy that Matt is butting heads with. His whole family is in favor of having a sober coach help out, and it’s causing plenty of tension within the Browns. It doesn’t help that the reality star is the oldest of his siblings and is used to helping to take care of them rather than having to be taken care of. “His brothers and sisters are having a hard time because they would always go to Matt for advice because he was the big brother,” the source shared. “But the tables have turned now and they are just trying to do everything that they can to make sure he stays on the right track.”
We just hope the star knows what he’s doing. Between checking out of rehab early and now turning down help, it’s easy to see where his family is coming from with their concerns. Luckily, though, Matt’s had a good track record in the past of recognizing when he needs to ask for help. “I could see myself spiraling,” he said after his first stint in rehab. “I’m really grateful for everyone’s support and hope to have my life back on track soon.”
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