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Hoarding: Buried Alive

A variety of mental health conditions can lead people to exhibit hoarding behavior, often threatening their and their loved ones' health and safety.
IMDb 6.5201118 episodes
TV-PG
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Episodes

  1. S2 E1 - Homeless Man with a House
    August 7, 2010
    44min
    TV-PG
    Bennie and Ronda both have houses full of stuff and lives filled with emptiness. Decades of compulsive hoarding has driven loved ones away. If they don't get help, their hopes for happiness may stay buried amid their possessions.
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  2. S2 E2 - Robbing the Kids...
    August 14, 2010
    44min
    TV-PG
    Laura and Margaret are both mothers and extreme hoarders. Their parallel obsessions have made them prisoners in their own homes. Change won't be easy, but the consequences of inaction could be devastating.
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  3. S2 E3 - Prison of Garbage
    August 21, 2010
    44min
    TV-PG
    Deborah and Mary both started hoarding in the wake of a personal tragedy. Ever since Deborah killed her drug-addicted boyfriend in self-defense, she and her son have lived amid growing piles of trash and unused possessions.
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  4. S2 E4 - Everything's Junk
    August 28, 2010
    44min
    TV-PG
    For one woman, the trigger was the trauma she suffered on 9/11. For one man, it was the lasting effects of a brain hemorrhage. Compulsive hoarding has pushed them to a critical point in their lives.
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  5. S2 E5 - Battle with Chaos
    September 4, 2010
    44min
    TV-PG
    Debbie knows that OCD drives her hoarding. Jeff doesn’t believe he’s a hoarder at all, but his kids think otherwise. If they don’t change soon, Jeff might lose the children he adores and Debbie may never have children at all.
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  6. S2 E6 - How Do I Get Out of This
    September 11, 2010
    44min
    TV-PG
    Linda’s hoarding escalated as her marriage began deteriorating several years ago. Now, her entire family is on the brink of collapse. Norski has overcome addictions to drugs but kicking the hoarding habit may prove even harder.
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  7. S2 E7 - The Scariest Place on Earth
    September 18, 2010
    44min
    TV-PG
    If compulsive hoarder Michael can't clean his house in six weeks, he will go to jail. Meanwhile, a motivational speaker manages everyone's lives -- except her own.
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  8. S2 E8 - The Mess I've Created
    September 25, 2010
    44min
    TV-PG
    Joyce’s compulsive collecting almost cost her husband his life, while Norine’s hoarding forced her teenage daughter out of the house and now threatens to destroy what's left of their relationship.
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  9. S2 E9 - This is Where You Sleep??
    October 2, 2010
    42min
    TV-PG
    Debbie turned to hoarding after a shocking confession ended her marriage. Meanwhile, with disease and illness plaguing her family, Julie hoards to ease the pain.
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  10. S2 E10 - Nowhere Near Normal
    March 1, 2011
    44min
    TV-PG
    Extreme Hoarder Jahn struggles to clear her belongings from not one, but two houses before both are condemned.
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  11. S2 E11 - I Want to Cuss
    March 8, 2011
    44min
    TV-PG
    A neighbor is shocked to find her own things inside compulsive hoarder Sharon’s home, while Len must choose between his hoard and his daughter.
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  12. S2 E12 - Oh My Gosh
    March 12, 2011
    44min
    TV-PG
    Conditions inside Tammy's home have become so bad, that she's forced to eat her meals in the car, and her sick father is unable to return home from the hospital.
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  13. S2 E13 - Better Get a Dumpster
    March 15, 2011
    44min
    TV-PG
    A woman's out of control obsession with bikinis, sweaters and dresses threatens to destroy her relationship with her only daughter.
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  14. S2 E14 - Overwhelming Pile of Junk
    March 22, 2011
    44min
    TV-PG
    After decades of hoarding, Debbie has not only lost the comforts of home but the company of her four children as well. Chip's compulsive hoarding has forced his family of six to squeeze into 1600 square feet of living space.
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  15. S2 E15 - My Biggest Embarrassment
    March 29, 2011
    44min
    TV-PG
    While Patti's extreme hoarding has made it virtually impossible for her daughter to live with her, Jonathan's obsession has kept his three-year-old son from even coming in the door.
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  16. S2 E16 - It's Out of Control
    April 5, 2011
    44min
    TV-PG
    Decades of extreme hoarding have put Kay's marriage in serious jeopardy, while Toni's compulsive shopping has made her own home a danger zone for her two-year-old granddaughter.
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  17. S2 E17 - Like a Dog in a Cage
    April 12, 2011
    44min
    TV-PG
    A mother desperately tries to protect her children from their father's hoard, while an artist chooses frogs, penguins and banana peels over her live-in boyfriend.
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  18. S2 E18 - It's a Freaking War Zone
    April 19, 2011
    44min
    TV-PG
    The tumbling piles of Maggie's collections are putting her own son's life at risk, while Bob's all consuming passion for swimming pool parts is pushing his family to the brink.
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Audio languages
English
Subtitles
English [CC]
Producers
Mike KaneRobin L. SesteroKelli SerenaRebecca HartmanMags MillerCandace BoissyLynn KesslerJessie DinhJenny ZimmermanAmy Doyle
Starring
Jessica Brohn
Studio
discovery plus Journeys
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