This Is Sal from We The Patriots.
I wasn’t really sure if this was the best way to get this word to you, but at least you should find it here, and maybe some of your subs can find the information useful.
I interviewed Matthew after your first YouTube video with him popped into my feed one day in February. I was so blown away by his demeanor and character, that I reached out to Matthew via Instagram to see if he’d be willing to just talk with me in general. He obviously seemed clean, and since he was planning on doing your last interview, I believe he planned on staying clean for your video together.
Matthew only agreed to come onto my podcast, but only after yours was posted, so I agreed. And with that we did our first podcast in March. Shortly after recording this, possibly even the following day, Matt began taking drugs again.
He stopped communicating with me consistently, and I became very worried. Slowly as he started posting YT vids about his relapse, he began talking to me again, and I was able to deduce that he started using again, and was back onto the streets after getting kicked out of sober living.
He said that he wanted a second interview, and that he was sobering up, this was a much lesser addiction this time around(which i never truly believed).
I only agreed for one reason, I had a family member who was addicted to fentanyl and heroin as well, and I alluded to her in my first episode with him. Right after he asked for my second interview with him, she passed away from an Overdose, and I was devastated.
I was determined to try to get more solid information out of Matt regarding the addition, and just create a better education around the dangers of these drugs that he’s been addicted to. However, a short time into the interview I realized that something was different about him from the first time I had called with him. Matt was only answering questions he wanted to, as well as avoiding completely my more important/serious societal questions in order to tell his own personal narrative. It became clear to me that he was using even then, and had maybe not even been clean for our interview. I ended it as soon as I could find a proper time.
At this point Matthew is completely back on the wagon. He’s been asking me for money to supply his habits, and we all know that money isn’t being used for gas. I’m so sorry to drop this hammer in here, but it’s all information that I believe you and your followers deserve seeing.
Have a blessed day all