The BEST Episodes of My Strange Addiction

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 7, 2020

Network: TLC

Some people turn to chocolate when stressed, others will indulge with a little retail therapy and maybe schedule a massage, but the individuals featured on My Strange Addiction resort to extreme and unusual things in an effort to emotionally regulate themselves. Some of the strange addictions explored in each episode are everything from an obsession with a blow dryer, to another eating toilet paper, to spending time with a silicone person, to eating detergent, to extreme body building, and to thumb sucking.

Married to A Doll; Picking My Scabs

#1 - Married to A Doll; Picking My Scabs

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 26, 2011

A man treats his life-size doll like a wife; a woman spends hours a day picking scabs on her body.

star 7.97
64 votes
Cycling; Taxidermy

#2 - Cycling; Taxidermy

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 31, 2011

55-year-old Tom has been addicted to cycling for more than 25 years. He peddles at least 6 hours a day, seven days a week. He rides his bike at home, outside and even in his office as he works. Divya is an attractive 28-year-old with a very unattractive addiction to taxidermy. She spends her days and nights searching for animals on the side of the road and even keeps a freezer full of dead mice – despite the risk of disease.

star 7.73
48 votes
Eating Cleanser; Tanning

#3 - Eating Cleanser; Tanning

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 5, 2011

Crystal has been eating household cleanser everyday since she was twelve. Her shame, embarrassment and concern for her health have caused her to keep this a secret. 20-year-old Samantha tans up to three times a day in tanning beds, in addition to tanning outdoors slathered in vegetable oil.

star 7.71
84 votes
Pulling Hair Out of Drains; Eating Drywall

#4 - Pulling Hair Out of Drains; Eating Drywall

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 17, 2011

28-year-old Evan has hidden a strange addiction from almost everyone he know, pulling hair from shower drains. In social situations, he heads straight to the bathroom and compulsively pulls hair out of the homeowner’s shower drain. For the past seven years, 26-year-old Nicole has been eating the drywall. She craves the taste and will eat up to three square feet of drywall every week.

star 7.67
87 votes
Carrying My Husband's Urn

#5 - Carrying My Husband's Urn

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 7, 2011

26-year-old Casie has been so devastated by the sudden loss of her husband, Shawn, that she brings his urn with her wherever she goes. Her family is worried about her well-being, but does not know that Casie has taken her addiction to a shocking new extreme.

star 7.64
11 votes
Drinks Nail Polish; Ear Digger

#6 - Drinks Nail Polish; Ear Digger

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 19, 2012

A woman’s family is worried about her five-year habit of drinking nail polish; a woman is obsessed with cleaning her ears.

star 7.61
23 votes
Drinks Gasoline; Smelling Her Doll Head

#7 - Drinks Gasoline; Smelling Her Doll Head

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 11, 2012

A woman who drinks gasoline by the teaspoon; a woman obsessed with smelling a doll's head.

star 7.53
17 votes
Eats Couch Cushion; Furry

#8 - Eats Couch Cushion; Furry

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 19, 2011

A woman insists on wearing her fur suit everywhere she goes; another woman has been eating couch cushions for 20 years.

star 7.52
64 votes
Addicted to My Breasts; Tape Eater

#9 - Addicted to My Breasts; Tape Eater

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 19, 2012

Profiling a woman who has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on breast augmentation, even though the implants have caused an infection; and a woman who can’t stop eating adhesive tape.

star 7.40
60 votes
Addicted to Dolls; Eats Plastic Bags

#10 - Addicted to Dolls; Eats Plastic Bags

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 22, 2014

Eating plastic newspaper bags is a 23-year-old man's habit; a doll is a 48-year-old woman's best friend.

star 7.40
30 votes
Blood Drinker

#11 - Blood Drinker

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 20, 2013

Michelle has been addicted to drinking blood for 15 years, both human and pig blood.

star 7.38
21 votes
Eats Detergent; Strongman

#12 - Eats Detergent; Strongman

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 12, 2011

A teen who eats detergent up to seven times a day is profiled. Also: A man is obsessed with training for strongman competitions.

star 7.37
62 votes
Extreme Hair; Addicted to Bee Stings

#13 - Extreme Hair; Addicted to Bee Stings

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 20, 2013

47-year-old Asha hasn't cut her 21-foot long hair in nearly a quarter century and spends up to six hours a day grooming her ten-pound locks. Meanwhile, 53-year old Margaret has stung herself over 50,000 times with bees.

star 7.35
23 votes
Dating My Car; Baby Powder Addiction

#14 - Dating My Car; Baby Powder Addiction

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 12, 2012

Season 3 begins with a man who shows his love for his car by buying it gifts and taking it out on dates; and a 28-year-old who has been sniffing baby powder for 16 years.

star 7.32
19 votes
Eating Plastic; Bathing in Bleach

#15 - Eating Plastic; Bathing in Bleach

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 7, 2011

18-year-old Kailyn has eaten plastic every day for more eleven years – remote controls, CD cases, forks and water bottles are some of her favorites. She eats up to 15 pieces of plastic a day and even chooses plastic over food. 28-year-old Gloria has taken her addiction to bleach to the extreme – she bathes in it daily, pours it on her hand to smell while she’s out and will even tear into bottles at the store so she can get a quick fix.

star 7.31
26 votes
Vapor Rub; Eats Tires

#16 - Vapor Rub; Eats Tires

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 6, 2013

Man has uncontrollable urges of eating tires and finds himself running after cars and munching on said tires. He is often found late in parking lots devouring peoples precious tires. Michellin are is favourite. He says they are scrumptious. Girl uses vapor rub as lubricant causing burning sensations and painful urination. However, on the positive side, her privates have remained cold free since 1993.

star 7.31
26 votes
The Lamb; Eats Deodorant

#17 - The Lamb; Eats Deodorant

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 27, 2013

A man pleads with his 19-year-old girlfriend to kick her two-year habit of eating more than a dozen sticks of deodorant per month; a 27-year-old woman can't live without a stuffed animal.

star 7.30
27 votes
Urine Drinker

#18 - Urine Drinker

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 18, 2012

Carrie, a 53-year old woman who does a lot more with her urine than flush it down the toilet. She drinks it, bathes in it, brushes her teeth with it and even rinses out her eyes with it.

star 7.27
22 votes
Smells Pine Cleaner; Roadkill Addict

#19 - Smells Pine Cleaner; Roadkill Addict

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 4, 2012

A man picks up dead animals on the road; a woman feels the need to smell pine-oil cleaner every 15 minutes.

star 7.25
16 votes
Eats Dirt; Extreme Toenails

#20 - Eats Dirt; Extreme Toenails

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 4, 2012

A woman who has eaten dirt every day for 30 years; a woman who is obsessed with growing her toenails.

star 7.22
23 votes
Proud to Be Plastic

#21 - Proud to Be Plastic

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 8, 2014

"My Strange Addiction" tells the stories of people who can't kick their unusual addictions. Lacey, a 44-year-old mother of six has had at least 30 plastic surgery procedures and spent more than $250,000 building the most extreme body in the world.

star 7.18
39 votes
Addicted to Inflatables; Butt Injection Addict

#22 - Addicted to Inflatables; Butt Injection Addict

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 13, 2013

For the last six years, 20-year-old Mark has been addicted to his 15 inflatable pool toys as he eats with them, sleeps with them and even bathes them; Karmello has been getting black market butt injections for the last three years.

star 7.11
28 votes
Laxatives; Pottery & Ashes

#23 - Laxatives; Pottery & Ashes

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 16, 2011

At fifteen, Kimberly started using laxatives to lose weight and is now addicted to them; Bianca craves pottery and ashes.

star 7.05
61 votes
Adult Baby; Eating Dryer Sheets

#24 - Adult Baby; Eating Dryer Sheets

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 24, 2011

25-year-old Riley lives her life as an adult baby and refuses to grow up. She sleeps in a crib, drinks out of a bottle and even wears diapers 24 hours a day. 35-year-old Charmissa has been addicted to chewing dryer sheets for four years. She wraps them up in toilet paper and tears off a piece when she has a craving. Chewing on them helps to calm her nerves, but the chemicals in the dryer sheets can cause cancer.

star 7.03
59 votes
I'm a Living Doll

#25 - I'm a Living Doll

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 1, 2014

Meet Justin, Venus, and Emily - three unconventional individuals who willingly take extreme physical and psychological measures, despite whatever criticism they may face, to look and live their lives as full time human dolls.

star 7.00
30 votes