Barely a month ago, the “Alaskan Bush People” family celebrated as Matt Brown completed his rehab stint but now, the family is said to be in a tight spot again. According to Radar Online, Billy Brown is pushing his eldest son to work with a sober coach now that he’s out of a treatment facility. However, Matt is reportedly being stubborn and does not want to get further help.
The 37-year-old, who has long battled alcohol addiction, is said to be content on merely going to AA meetings and seeing a therapist. However, insiders stated that his family wants him to do more.
“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,” the source told Radar.
Aside from Billy, Matt’s younger siblings also agree that having a sober coach is best for him. Because of their disagreement, things within the family have reportedly gotten tense lately.
“His brothers and sisters are having a hard time because they would always go to Matt for advice because he was the big brother. But the tables have turned now and they are just trying to do everything that they can make sure he stays on the right track,” the source added.
Matt Brown first checked himself into rehab in 2016. He recently turned to alcohol again as a way to deal with his mom Ami’s cancer battle. He finally sought help in September and entered a supposedly 90-day in-treatment rehabilitation program. After just 30 days, the reality star felt he was ready to leave and promised to continue working on his sobriety while at home.
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“Alaskan Bush People” is set to return with a brand-new season next year. Over the years, the reality-documentary series has gotten a huge following by featuring the Brown family’s tenacity and determination amid physical challenges. This year, they overcame their biggest hurdle yet–Ami’s stage 4 lung cancer. The new season is likely to feature Matt’s struggles and alcohol addiction.