Nathan Griffith has checked himself into rehab, more than six months after he was arrested for battery by strangulation of his sister, Heather Griffith.
The Sun reports that the former Teen Mom 2 dad is getting help at a detox and rehab program connected to a Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital in Nevada.
Nathan reportedly checked into rehab after “weeks of wavering,” though he nearly left the facility earlier this week.
“Nathan checked himself in on Monday and then he attempted to sign himself out, but he was ultimately convinced to stay put,” a source told The Sun.
The source went on to claim that Nathan chose to go to (and remain in) rehab in order to avoid doing time behind bars.
“Nathan missed his test for his probation and his probation officer started looking for him and he knew the only way he was going to avoid prison time was by going back to the rehab,” the source stated.
As The Ashley previously reported, Nathan’s wife was arrested last month for allegedly committing domestic battery against him. Nate admitted to the cops that he was under the influence at the time of May’s alleged attack, which is a direct violation of his Veterans Court probation terms for the 2023 attack on his sister, as Nate is forbidden from using or possessing alcohol or drugs.
Nathan’s mom, Doris Davidson, confirmed that the 36-year-old is currently seeking help at the facility.
“He’s taking this seriously and I’m happy that he’s doing the best that he can,” she said.
A source said that Nathan has been struggling with his drinking in recent months and that he has come close to checking into rehab multiple times. Once he has completed detox, Nathan is expected to be processed to the inpatient rehab at the VA hospital.
“After that, it is expected that he will go to Level 3, which is outpatient with the VA,” the source added.
Back in July, Nathan’s sister Heather revealed in an interview that she believed Nathan’s
“aggressive behavior” is due to his excessive drinking and alleged steroid use.
“He’ll drink for like a week or two, like one to two bottles of Tito’s [vodka] every single day,” Heather told The Sun at the time. “And then he’ll just quit– he’ll get in some kind of trouble or run out of money and then quit and then he does it all over again. And then he’s always doing steroids.”
Over the last five years or so, Nathan has had numerous alcohol-related arrests, in addition to his domestic violence charges.
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