The Inquisitr was the first news outlet to report on June 4, 2016, that Matt Brown from Alaskan Bush People had entered rehab. An Alaskan local shared on an Alaskan Bush People Facebook group that Matt Brown had been seen entering a rehab facility. According to the Alaskan local, there is video footage of Matt Brown walking into a business, assumed to be the rehab facility. The video footage has not been publicly shared at this time, as the aforementioned business has not given permission to share the footage.
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Now it appears Alaskan Bush People will be addressing Matt Brown’s addiction problems head on. On last week’s episode of Alaskan Bush People, Billy Brown sat Matt down for a talk. He told Matt that he had noticed he wasn’t acting like himself, and that he had also noticed he had been going into town a lot recently and was getting home late. Matt told Billy that he had nothing to worry about and that he was just tired.
In Billy’s interview about the encounter, it was clear that he didn’t truly believe what Matt was telling him, but he felt that he just needed to wait until Matt was ready to come forward and talk to him about what was really going on.
“He’s just got a look in his eye like something’s bothering him. There’s just a sense about him that doesn’t seem right.”
— Alaskan Bush People (@AlaskanBushPPL) December 5, 2015
In Matt’s Alaskan Bush People interview about the talk with his dad, it seemed like Matt was holding back the truth about what was really going on with him. His younger brother, Bam, and Billy were both set to head to Juneau to report for jail the next day, and it seemed as if Matt felt he needed to keep what was truly going on to himself, so his brother and dad would not have to worry about it.
“I’ve had a lot on my mind. You know me, I’ve always got like 12, 13 things going on, and you know, I just haven’t been sleeping really well. I’ve got this. You’ve got so much to worry about already, you don’t need to be worrying about me.”
While there has never been any hint on Alaskan Bush People that Matt has any sort of alcohol or drug related issues, Matt Brown does have a history of drinking. He was arrested for driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident in 2013. A breathalyzer test showed Matt’s blood alcohol level to be 0.150, and he was eventually sentenced to 18 months probation after three days in jail. In the police report, assisting officer Terry Allen shared Matt was “nervous, jumpy and talked really fast.” The description of his behavior does not vary much from how Matt regularly acts on Alaskan Bush People.
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Based on the preview of next week’s episode of Alaskan Bush People, Matt’s addiction problem is finally going to be addressed. The Alaskan Bush People promo shared, “one family member struggles to stay part of the wolkpack,” as it showed Matt sitting alone on the island. Matt Brown is also shown telling his brother, Gabe, that “this road doesn’t go anywhere good.”
Are you surprised to hear it looks like Alaskan Bush People will be addressing Matt Brown’s addiction head on? Do you believe Alaskan Bush People will actually delve deeply into the issue, or do you think they will just briefly address it so Matt’s absence from the show can be explained? Leave your feedback in the comments below and tune in for the next episode of Alaskan Bush People on Friday at 9/8c on Discovery.
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