Alaskan Bush People star Matt Brown is back on track! After suffering another boozy relapse and ditching his family in Washington to live in a desert outside of Palm Springs, California, the 36-year-old reemerged on social media last month. Though he looks healthy and happy now, RadarOnline.com has exclusive new details about his rocky path to sobriety. Click to see the latest photos of Billy and Ami Brown's troubled son and learn more.
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"Sometimes all you need is the sea," Matt captioned a sweet photo of himself on Instagram this January 31. According to an insider, "Matt went to L.A. last week because his mother, Ami, was getting her cancer check-up, which she has to get every three months."
"Matt is in outpatient rehab and working with a sober coach again," the source said, "He is posting a lot of photos of himself online and he even started a YouTube channel because he wants to keep his fans updated on his progress."
As fans know, Matt has struggled with sobriety for several years. In 2016, he completed rehab treatment after getting arrested for a DUI in Alaska. But it didn't take long for Matt to duffer another relapse. This past summer, he finally admitted to his family and friends that he needed help. It all seemed to be flowing smoothly until the hard-partying star decided to leave the inpatient treatment center — which is located near his family's home in Washington — following a heated fight with his father. Radar readers recall Billy, 66, tried to get his son to have a sober coach 24/7, but Matt refused.
Following the blowout with his dad, Matt took off to the desert and went completely off the radar, forcing his family to offer an ultimatum — get sober or get kicked off the show! "Basically, Billy's threats to cut him off woke Matt up," the source told Radar.
"Matt knows that if he messes up again he will lose it all and he also knows that no one really trusts him anymore," the insider added.
"But he is trying to do things differently this time around and he wants to show his parents that he can stay clean on his own. Matt has reconnected with everyone and of course his siblings are supportive. They just cannot wait to see him back home again," the source said.
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