My Strange Addiction

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  • TV-PG
  • 2010
  • 6 Seasons
  • 5.7  (1,176)

My Strange Addiction was a reality show that aired on TLC from 2010 to 2015. The show delved into the lives of people who had peculiar addictions and showcased how they struggled with their habit. The show was hosted by John Zajecka, Demi Kazanis, and Trisha Paytas. The hosts provided a commentary on the individuals' unusual and sometimes disturbing compulsions, offering insights and empathetic feedback.

Each episode followed different people with their addictions, which ranged from harmless to bizarre. The show's subjects were diverse, with some addicted to objects, such as a woman who was addicted to chewing on toilet paper or another who could not stop snorting baby powder. Other individuals exhibited addictions to dangerous behaviors such as drinking nail polish, consuming household cleaning products, or eating cat food.

The show's production team documented the individuals’ daily lives, including the challenges they faced due to their addiction, such as interpersonal relationships, financial issues, and physical health problems. The individuals were shown visiting doctors and psychologists to seek help to overcome their addiction.

One of the most memorable episodes of the show featured a woman who was addicted to plastic surgery. She had already undergone numerous procedures and was planning to have more. The show portrayed how her addiction to plastic surgery was causing major issues in her personal and professional life.

Another memorable episode focused on a man who was addicted to eating glass. The man would hunt for the sharpest pieces of glass he could find and consume them, claiming that he enjoyed the feeling of the glass crunching in his mouth. The episode followed him to the hospital to have shards of glass removed from his stomach.

The show also featured people with more bizarre and unexpected addictions, such as a woman who was addicted to eating her deceased husband’s ashes, another who was addicted to hugging a life-sized doll, or a man who dressed up as a mermaid every day.

Despite the focus on unusual addictions, My Strange Addiction showcased how addiction can impact anyone's life, regardless of social status or gender. The individuals featured on the show were trying to overcome their compulsion, and the show highlighted how their addictions had taken a toll on their mental and physical well-being.

The show was criticized by some for exploiting the addiction of individuals for entertainment, with concerns expressed that it could glamorize addiction. Despite these criticisms, the show's producers argued that the program aimed to raise awareness of addiction, highlight the need for support groups, and show people that they are not alone in their struggles.

In conclusion, My Strange Addiction was an eye-opening reality show that provided insight into the peculiar addictions that some people struggle with. The show highlighted the impact addiction can have on an individual's life and showed how they were fighting to overcome it. Despite controversies surrounding the show, it had a dedicated following and sparked conversations about addiction in the broader community.

My Strange Addiction is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (53 episodes). The series first aired on December 29, 2010.

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Top 10 Most Shocking
7. Top 10 Most Shocking
February 4, 2015
In this special episode of My Strange Addiction, we count down the ten most shocking addictions ever featured on the series and provide updates.
Grandma Lover/Addicted to Being Madonna
6. Grandma Lover/Addicted to Being Madonna
January 28, 2015
Profiling Kyle, 31, who exclusively dates women over the age of 65 and Adam who is intent upon becoming Madonna.
Addicted to Psychics/Addicted to Body Casting
5. Addicted to Psychics/Addicted to Body Casting
January 21, 2015
This episode of My Strange Addiction profiles Kevin who constantly covers his body in plaster casts even though he is not injured and Melissa who is incapable of making a decision without a consulting a psychic.
Addicted to Air Freshener/Long Neck Woman
4. Addicted to Air Freshener/Long Neck Woman
January 21, 2015
Featuring Evelyn, who consumes air freshener every day, and Sydney, who is obsessed with having the world's longest neck.
Addicted to Being Pamela Anderson
3. Addicted to Being Pamela Anderson
January 14, 2015
Carolyn Anderson, a 29 year-old women from the UK, is addicted to transforming herself into Baywatch beauty Pamela Anderson.
Eats Bricks/Married to a Carnival Ride
2. Eats Bricks/Married to a Carnival Ride
January 14, 2015
For the past three years, 56-year-old Linda has been happily married to Bruce, a 70-foot carnival ride. Patrice is also happily married and showcases her addiction for eating brick. In 12 years, she has consumed about half a ton of bricks.
Men in Doll Suits
1. Men in Doll Suits
January 7, 2015
Men who dress up in secret are going public for the first time at rubber doll rendezvous. This is an insider's look into the world of female maskers: men who dress in rubber suits and masks to look like life-sized, shapely female dolls.
Where to Watch My Strange Addiction
My Strange Addiction is available for streaming on the TLC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch My Strange Addiction on demand at Max, Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, TLC, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    December 29, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    5.7  (1,176)