It’s all about tough love. Alaskan Bush People star Matt Brown has officially entered rehab for the second time after suffering an alcohol abuse relapse. And apparently, a family intervention helped motivate him to make his health and well-being a top priority.
“Matt’s decision to enter treatment came after a family intervention,” a source tells Radar, a few days after the 36-year-old voluntarily checked himself into a 90-day inpatient program. “Matt was told he could either go and get help, or he could face losing his contract with the show, as well as the support of his family.” Matt has reportedly spoken with his brothers since and said that he’s doing OK, despite everything that’s going on. “He is very tired and worn down, but he will be alright,” the insider added.
As we previously reported, Ami and Billy Brown are in complete support of Matt getting the help he needs. The reality stars recently broke their silence on their son returning to rehab and they revealed how they are coping. “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 told People, while discussing how Matt was by her side during her lung cancer battle. On the plus side, she’s now in remission, but will have to undergo tests every three months for the rest of her life.
“We miss him terribly, but we’d rather lose him from home for a little while than lose him forever,” Matt’s father, Billy, added. “We just want him to do what he needs to do to get better.” Matt’s endured his fair share of hardships, but he’s ready to make a positive change two years after his first rehab stint in 2016. “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. We wish him the best!
Alaskan Bush People airs Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on Discovery.