'Alaskan Bush People' Star Matt Brown Says Life 'Keeps Getting Better' After Rehab

The eldest son of the Brown family has been out of treatment for nearly 3 months.

  • Matt Brown entered rehab for the second time in September 2018.
  • He completed his treatment in January.
  • Matt has been sharing updates about life after rehab on social media.

    Alaskan Bush People's Matt Brown officially completed rehab for the second time earlier this year. Now, nearly three months after finishing his outpatient treatment, the Discovery star is opening up to fans about his experience.

    Matt shared a triumphant post to Instagram in March updating followers on his journey to recovery. The photo showed the 36-year-old sitting with his feet up, holding out a sobriety coin from the for addiction.

    "Hope your day rocks! Never give up never surrender," he wrote.

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    Fans flooded the comments section of his post with positive words of encouragement and congratulations. Some even shared their own experiences with alcohol abuse.

    "I'm so glad you are at Betty Ford. I know someone who overcame the addiction and is doing great now," one person wrote. "It is possible. Use your humor to get past the dark."

    Matt thanked them for their comment and said the facility "helped [him] more than [he] can say."

    "I've been out for 60 something days now and life just keeps getting better," he shared.

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    In a more recent post, Matt revealed what he purchased after he graduated rehab in January: a Zippo lighter.

    "When I got out of treatment I bought this for myself as a graduation reminder," he captioned a photo of a James Bond-themed item.

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    The first time Matt entered a treatment facility was in 2016, after he began hanging out with friends and noticed himself "spiraling."

    Through the ups and downs, the rest of the Brown family has stood by his side and supported his sobriety journey.

    "It was [Matt's] decision to drop everything and go fix what he hadn’t fixed," Billy Brown, Matt's father, told People. "He's fighting a hard road. He has for a long time. We just try to let him know that family’s here no matter what."

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