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My Strange Addiction

Individuals share the compelling stories of their battle with the obsessive behaviors and strange fixations that are on the verge of taking over their lives.
201112 episodes
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Episodes

  1. S1 E1 - Eats Toilet Paper/Blow Dryer
    December 28, 2010
    22min
    TV-PG
    A 31-year-old woman refuses to sleep without her blow dryer on in bed, risking burning her skin or starting a fire. Meanwhile, another woman admits to being addicted to eating half a roll of toilet paper a day.
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  2. S1 E2 - Thumb Sucker/Bodybuilder
    December 28, 2010
    22min
    13+
    A woman that was once addicted to drugs and alcohol is now addicted to extreme bodybuilding. She works out up to six hours a day and adds supplements, powders and hormones to her regimen. Then, a 24-year-old woman sucks her thumb.
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  3. S1 E3 - Eats Cleanser/Tanner
    January 4, 2011
    22min
    TV-PG
    A 44-year-old woman has been eating household cleanser every day since she was 12, and her shame and embarrassment have caused her to keep it a secret. Then, a 20-year-old woman tans up to three times a day in tanning beds.
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  4. S1 E4 - Ventriloquist/Cat Lady
    January 4, 2011
    22min
    7+
    A woman's addiction to her puppets is so strong, she can't go anywhere without them. Then, another woman has over 20 cats despite being severely allergic to them, leaving her in isolation from the outside world.
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  5. S1 E5 - Eats Detergent/Strongman
    January 11, 2011
    22min
    TV-PG
    A 19-year-old eats detergent up to seven times a day, not including the soap she eats in the shower. Then, a man is addicted to strongman competitions and training up to six hours a day.
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  6. S1 E6 - Hair Puller/Shoe Fanatic
    January 11, 2011
    22min
    7+
    A woman who is addicted to shoes owns over 200 pairs and calls them her "babies". Then, a woman has been pulling out her hair for over six years and spends up to three hours a day "pulling".
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  7. S1 E7 - Eats Couch Cushion/Furry
    January 18, 2011
    22min
    TV-PG
    A woman can't imagine going to a social event without wearing her fur suit and is completely dedicated to her "fursona". Then, another woman eats couch cushion to battle stress and anxiety.
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  8. S1 E8 - Married to a Doll/Picking My Scabs
    January 25, 2011
    22min
    7+
    A man treats his life-size doll like a human wife, including eating meals with and shopping for her. Then, a woman spends up to two hours a day picking scabs all over her body.
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  9. S1 E9 - Can't Stop Cleaning/Love Rocks
    February 1, 2011
    22min
    ALL
    A woman is addicted to cleaning and spends up to 8 hours a day scrubbing, washing and polishing her home. Then, another woman can't stop collecting rocks and even treks through treacherous terrain to find that perfect rock.
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  10. S1 E10 - Eats Glass/Bleaches Skin
    February 8, 2011
    22min
    TV-14
    A man eats glass, light bulbs and bullets for attention. Then, a college student believes bleaching her skin will make her more accepted.
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  11. S1 E11 - Make-up Addict/Obsessed With Death
    February 8, 2011
    22min
    7+
    A woman is obsessed with her makeup, wears it 24-7 and disregards the damaging effects it has on her skin. Then, a woman is fascinated with the "other side" and prefers the company of those who have passed on.
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  12. S1 E12 - Laxatives/Pottery and Ashes
    February 15, 2011
    22min
    13+
    A woman faces a life-threatening laxative addiction after using them to lose the "Freshman 15". Then, a woman who occasionally ate dirt as a child now craves pottery and ashes more than food or water.
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Content advisory
Violencesubstance usealcohol usesmokingfoul languagesexual content
Audio languages
English
Subtitles
English [CC]
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Studio
discovery plus Journeys
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