It has been a year full of ups and downs for the Browns, but they managed to stick by each other through thick and thin. In an interview with CountryLiving.com, Discovery representatives confirm that Alaskan Bush People’s Matt Brown is now staying at an outpatient facility and is getting treatment for his alcoholism. His transfer came after spending time at a rehab center, where he was admitted last September to get professional help.
The 36-year-old Discovery star has been struggling with alcohol abuse and was first admitted at a rehab center three years ago, at the age of 33. Brown recounted his actions back then and said things began “spiraling” after drinking too much with his friends. But despite that, he always had the support of his parents and siblings during these tough times.
Parents Ami and Billy Brown said Matt’s absence is hard for the family. But they are all trying to stay strong for him and giving him the support he needs. Even if they miss Matt terribly but they said they would rather be without him for a little while than lose him forever.
The news about Matt’s return to the rehab came after the Browns relocated to Washington for Ami’s scans, which she needs to have every three months to make sure her lung cancer has not relapsed. As if that wasn’t enough, Rain, the youngest member of the Browns, shared about her battled depression while Bear was rushed to the hospital after injuring his eye.
It wasn’t all sadness and despair for the group. They also had a lot of good news. Ami was declared free of cancer last January while Noah got hitched with fiancée Rhain Alisha in August, making her the latest addition to the family. Gabe responded when asked how they made it through all those difficult times: “I think we just all persevered with a lot of faith in the good Lord and faith in each other.”