Matt Brown of Alaskan Bush People confirmed a rumor as true that he entered rehab for alcohol abuse. The 33-year-old star of the hit Discovery reality show is coming clean about his battle.

Wild partying around Alaska culminated in drinking problem

In June, sources told Radaronline that Matt had been acting erratic around town in recent months. He was spotted at Hoonah's Icy Straight Lodge where the rest of the Alaskan Bush People cast members would "secretly" spend their nights. It was there he allegedly was quite good at picking up women. He also had a history of partying and drinking quite a lot in Juneau back in 2013. Rumors then surfaced Matt Brown entered rehab.

Matt shares struggles in eye-opening interview

Matt tells People magazine in its latest issue that he, indeed, did go to rehab. The 33-year-old sibling of the Browntown 'Wolf Pack' admitted in an interview that he saw himself "spiraling" out of control and needed to act. “I could see myself spiraling,” Matt tells People in its latest issue. “I was more withdrawn. I was slower. Things didn’t excite me the way they used to.” Matt says he shame finally pushed him into rehab. After completing 35 days of rehab in an in-patient facility, he says he feels “stronger and wiser.” Matt asserts that he is not an “alcoholic,” but experienced a drinking problem.

The reality star said he began drinking in Juneau a few years ago after his family's boat broke down in town.

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He explained that although he has always been able to handle "city life," he "started hanging out with people who drank." He began drinking as well. Matt saw himself beginning to make "bad choices," so he quit. A year later, he "picked up the habit" again after some light drinking. When it got out of control again, the eldest Brown sibling said he did not want to be "one of those guys" with a real problem.

It took a while for him to muster the courage to tell his parents about his issues. He first told brother, Gabe, about his struggles before approaching his parents -- Billy and Ami Brown -- about his drinking problem. Once he did, he did not feel like such a '"bad guy" about holding in his feelings. It was their overwhelming support that helped him realize his journey into getting better was going to be a success.

After completing 35 days of rehab, Matt Brown says he turned his "weakness into strength," adding that he does believe he could drink socially now since he's happy living a sober life. "I learned a lot about myself in those 35 days. I've turned my weakness into a strength," he says. "In life, we all get lost every now and then and have to find our way back. Not everyone makes it back, and I'm happy to be one of those who did."

Alaskan Bush People airs Friday nights on Discovery at 9 p.m., ET.