The BEST Episodes of My Strange Addiction
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 22, 2019
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.
#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.
#2 - 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.
#3 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#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.
#13 - Justin Bieber Look-a-like; Makeup Eater
Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 29, 2014
A 33-year-old man spends thousands of dollars on cosmetic surgery to look like singer Justin Bieber; a 22-year-old woman can't stop eating makeup.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#21 - Chews Dirty Diapers; Addicted to Leeches
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 15, 2014
Profiled addicts include a 22-year-old woman who is addicted to chewing on urine-soaked diapers and a 50-year-old man who uses leeches up to 40 times a year.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#25 - Pony Play; Addicted to Drinking Paint
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 1, 2014
The fifth season begins with a woman who drinks paint; and another involved in a form of costumed role-play called pony play.