The BEST Episodes of My Strange Addiction

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 20, 2019

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.

Carrying My Husband's Urn

#1 - Carrying My Husband's Urn

Season 2 - Episode 7

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
Eats Detergent; Strongman

#2 - Eats Detergent; Strongman

Season 1 - Episode 5

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

star 7.63
32 votes
Drinks Nail Polish; Ear Digger

#3 - Drinks Nail Polish; Ear Digger

Season 3 - Episode 4

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
Eating Cleanser; Tanning

#4 - Eating Cleanser; Tanning

Season 1 - Episode 3

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 7.59
54 votes
Eating Rocks; Carrying Pillows

#5 - Eating Rocks; Carrying Pillows

Season 2 - Episode 6

44-year-old Teresa has been eating rocks for more than 20 years. She drives up to an hour away from her Virginia home to gather the stones she finds most appetizing. Tamara is a 33-year-old personal trainer whose been carrying around her childhood pillow for over 25 years. Tamara takes her pillow everywhere – to work, to the mall, on long walks – and considers it her best friend.

star 7.58
19 votes
Drinks Gasoline; Smelling Her Doll Head

#6 - Drinks Gasoline; Smelling Her Doll Head

Season 3 - Episode 7

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

star 7.53
17 votes
Can't Stop Cleaning; Love Rocks

#7 - Can't Stop Cleaning; Love Rocks

Season 1 - Episode 9

Cyntrelle spends up to eight hours everyday cleaning her home; Belinda excessively collects rocks.

star 7.43
28 votes
Growing Fingernails; Hairless Rats

#8 - Growing Fingernails; Hairless Rats

Season 2 - Episode 1

48-year-old Jazz has been growing her fingernails for the past 22 years. Even though her extreme fingernails make life tough, Jazz refuses to cut her nails. 56-year-old Theresa is addicted to her 52 hairless rats. Instead of working, she spends her day feeding, cleaning and caring for her strange obsession.

star 7.38
21 votes
Blood Drinker

#9 - Blood Drinker

Season 4 - Episode 8

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

star 7.38
21 votes
Extreme Hair; Addicted to Bee Stings

#10 - Extreme Hair; Addicted to Bee Stings

Season 4 - Episode 3

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 7.36
22 votes
Eats Glass; Bleaches Skin

#11 - Eats Glass; Bleaches Skin

Season 1 - Episode 10

Over the past four years, Josh has consumed more than 100 glasses and 250 light bulbs. As if ingesting glass wasn't dangerous enough, Josh also swallows live bullets. Candice struggles with her addiction to skin bleach to lighten her skin. Discrimination at school and teasing from friends has her convinced she is ugly.

star 7.32
31 votes
Justin Bieber Look-a-like; Makeup Eater

#12 - Justin Bieber Look-a-like; Makeup Eater

Season 5 - Episode 6

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.

star 7.32
28 votes
Cycling; Taxidermy

#13 - Cycling; Taxidermy

Season 2 - Episode 5

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 7.32
19 votes
Dating My Car; Baby Powder Addiction

#14 - Dating My Car; Baby Powder Addiction

Season 3 - Episode 1

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

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

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
Ventriloquism; Cats

#17 - Ventriloquism; Cats

Season 1 - Episode 4

When April's fiance gave her the ultimatum "it's me or the puppets" - April chose the puppets. Not only do the puppets go everywhere she goes, she practices with them 12 hours a day. Debbie is severely allergic to cats, but has over twenty of them. Despite the health problems they cause and the isolation that comes along with being the "crazy cat lady," Debbie continues to choose the cats over herself since her husband's death.

star 7.31
49 votes
The Lamb; Eats Deodorant

#18 - The Lamb; Eats Deodorant

Season 4 - Episode 5

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

#19 - Urine Drinker

Season 3 - Episode 8

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

#20 - Smells Pine Cleaner; Roadkill Addict

Season 3 - Episode 6

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

#21 - Eats Dirt; Extreme Toenails

Season 3 - Episode 5

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
Chews Dirty Diapers; Addicted to Leeches

#22 - Chews Dirty Diapers; Addicted to Leeches

Season 5 - Episode 4

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.

star 7.18
38 votes
Hair Puller; Shoe Fanatic

#23 - Hair Puller; Shoe Fanatic

Season 1 - Episode 6

A shoe addict owns over 200 pairs and refers to them as her "babies." Also: a woman who with a hair-pulling problem is profiled.

star 7.18
33 votes
Addicted to Inflatables; Butt Injection Addict

#24 - Addicted to Inflatables; Butt Injection Addict

Season 4 - Episode 2

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

#25 - Laxatives; Pottery & Ashes

Season 1 - Episode 12

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

star 7.09
32 votes