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The Best Episodes of My Strange Addiction

There are so many good episodes of My Strange Addiction, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Gas Sniffer/Teddy Bear Obsession" the best, or is "Dating My Car/Baby Powder Addict" your favorite episode of My Strange Addiction? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of My Strange Addiction are, let's rank every My Strange Addiction episode from best to worst.

My Strange Addiction was a documentary TV series on TLC that focused on people with unusual compulsive behaviors; behaviors that fell under various psychiatric disorders, including psychosis, OCD, pica, and trichotillomania. My Strange Addiction aired for six seasons, from December 29, 2010 to February 4, 2015, and was declared by the NY Daily News to be the "most disgusting reality show on television."

Vote up your favorite episodes of My Strange Addiction, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one My Strange Addiction episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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  • Addicted to Air Freshener / Long Neck Woman
    1

    Addicted to Air Freshener / Long Neck Woman

    Season 6 Episode 4: "My Strange Addiction" tells the stories of people who struggle to overcome their addictive behavior. Profiled addicts include: Evelyn, who drinks air freshener every day, and Sydney, who is obsessed with having the world's longest neck.
  • Gas Sniffer/Teddy Bear Obsession
    2

    Gas Sniffer/Teddy Bear Obsession

    Season 2 Episode 4: For more than 30 years, Theresa has been addicted to smelling gasoline. Although she has battled cancer, anemia and major stomach problems, she still cannot stop. Meanwhile, former drug-addict Krista has 12 'children' -- all of which are teddy bears.
  • I'm a Living Doll
    3

    I'm a Living Doll

    Season 5 Episode 1: 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.
  • Wears Diapers/Eats Dryer Sheets
    4

    Wears Diapers/Eats Dryer Sheets

    Season 2 Episode 3: For Riley, there's nothing like the comfort of wearing a warm, wet diaper. She chooses to live as an adult baby to escape the stresses of the real world. And Charmissa stuffs her bra with the dryer sheets she chews on for up to 10 hours a day.
  • Addicted to Coffee Enemas/Licks Cats
    5

    Addicted to Coffee Enemas/Licks Cats

    Season 4 Episode 1: 36-year-old Trina and her 43-year-old husband Mike have done nearly 7,000 coffee enemas over the last two and a half years. Meanwhile, 43-year-old Lisa has been addicted to licking her cat and eating clumps of its hair for three years.
  • Carrying My Husband's Urn
    6

    Carrying My Husband's Urn

    Season 2 Episode 7: Cassie, 26, was so devastated by the sudden loss of her husband that she brings his urn with her wherever she goes. But recently, she has taken her grieving to a shocking new level!
  • Bathes in Bleach/Eats Plastic
    7

    Bathes in Bleach/Eats Plastic

    Season 2 Episode 8: Kailyn, 18, has eaten plastic every day for more than eleven years, consuming more than 150 pounds of plastic. Meanwhile, Gloria, 28, has taken her addiction to bleach to the extreme by bathing in it daily.
  • The Lamb/Eats Deodorant
    8

    The Lamb/Eats Deodorant

    Season 4 Episode 5: 19-year-old Nicole has been addicted to eating deodorant for two years, consuming fifteen sticks per month. Will a desperate plea from her boyfriend help Nicole kick her deodorant addiction for good? And, 27-year-old Audrey can't live without her stuffed.
  • Identical Twin Obsession/Eats Mattresses
    9

    Identical Twin Obsession/Eats Mattresses

    Season 5 Episode 3: Forty-four year old twins Amy and Becky are addicted to being identical, looking alike, acting alike, and even weighing their meals to stay the exact same size. Meanwhile, 26 year-old Jennifer has been addicted to eating mattresses for over 20 years.
  • Eats Bricks / Married To A Carnival Ride
    10

    Eats Bricks / Married To A Carnival Ride

    Season 6 Episode 2: 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.
  • Urine Drinker
    11

    Urine Drinker

    Season 3 Episode 8: 53-year-old Carrie has been addicted to drinking her urine for four years. She drinks about 80 ounces a day with belief it has helped treat her cancer despite no medical proof. Can Carrie's daughters persuade her to see a physician before it's too late?
  • Dating My Car/Baby Powder Addict
    12

    Dating My Car/Baby Powder Addict

    Season 3 Episode 1: 27-year-old Nathaniel has been in a relationship with his car Chase for nearly five years, taking it out on dates, buying it gifts, and even getting intimate with it. Meanwhile, 28-year-old Jaye has been addicted to snorting baby powder for 16 years.
  • Eats Glass/Bleaches Skin
    13

    Eats Glass/Bleaches Skin

    Season 1 Episode 10: Josh enjoys a glass of champagne, not for the bubbly, but for the crunch of the glass as he bites into it. He eats glass, light bulbs and bullets for attention. Meanwhile, college student Candice, believes bleaching her skin will make her more accepted.
  • Eats Rocks/Pillow Obsessed
    14

    Eats Rocks/Pillow Obsessed

    Season 2 Episode 5: Theresa has been eating rocks for more than 20 years and can't stop. Meanwhile, Tamara carries around her childhood pillow Boo everywhere she goes.
  • Drinks Nail Polish/Ear Digger
    15

    Drinks Nail Polish/Ear Digger

    Season 3 Episode 4: 23-year-old Bertha has been drinking up to five bottles of nail polish every day for the past five years but her family is worried she's doing permanent damage to her health. Meanwhile, 32-year-old Jamie can't stop digging in her ears.
  • Pony Play/Addicted to Drinking Paint
    16

    Pony Play/Addicted to Drinking Paint

    Season 5 Episode 2: For the past 20 years, 31-year-old Nicole has been addicted to Pony Play, a form of costumed role play. Meanwhile, 43-year-old single mother of two Heather has been addicted to drinking paint for nearly three years.
  • Chews Dirty Diapers/Addicted to Leeches
    17

    Chews Dirty Diapers/Addicted to Leeches

    Season 5 Episode 5: "My Strange Addiction" tells the stories of people who can't kick their unusual addictions. 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.
  • Eats Toilet Paper/Blow Dryer
    18

    Eats Toilet Paper/Blow Dryer

    Season 1 Episode 1: A 31-year old woman refuses to sleep without her blow dryer on in bed. Meanwhile, another woman admits to being addicted to eating half a roll of toilet paper a day.
  • Eats Couch Cushion/Furry
    19

    Eats Couch Cushion/Furry

    Season 1 Episode 7: Lauren can't imagine going to a party or social event without wearing her fur suit. She's completely dedicated to her "fursona" - designing and sewing her costume well into the night. Meanwhile, Adele has been eating couch cushions for twenty years.
  • Laxatives/Pottery & Ashes
    20

    Laxatives/Pottery & Ashes

    Season 1 Episode 12: What started as a way to lose the freshman fifteen, has turned into a life threatening laxative addiction for Kimberly. Meanwhile, Bianca who occasionally ate dirt as a child, now craves pottery and ashes more than food or water.
  • Thumb Sucker/Bodybuilder
    21

    Thumb Sucker/Bodybuilder

    Season 1 Episode 2: Lauren used to be addicted to drugs and alcohol, but now she's addicted to extreme bodybuilding. She's already sacrificed her personal life to focus all of her effort on pumping iron. Meanwhile, 24-year-old Rhonda can't stop sucking her thumb.
  • Eats Detergent/Strongman
    22

    Eats Detergent/Strongman

    Season 1 Episode 5: 19-year-old Tempestt eats detergent up to seven times a day, not to mention the soap she eats in the shower. Meanwhile, Jeff is addicted to strongman competitions training up to six hours a day.
  • Vapor Rub/Eats Tires
    23

    Vapor Rub/Eats Tires

    Season 4 Episode 6: 33-year-old Danielle has been addicted to vapor rub for more than twenty years, going through more than 30 jars, inhalers and patches every week. And, 19-year-old Allison has been eating tires for the past six years, consuming up to 14 pounds every month.
  • Grandma Lover / Addicted to Being Madonna
    24

    Grandma Lover / Addicted to Being Madonna

    Season 6 Episode 6: "My Strange Addiction" profiles addicts including Kyle, 31, who exclusively dates women over the age of 65 and Adam who is intent upon becoming Madonna.
  • Eats Drywall/Shower Drain Hair Collector
    25

    Eats Drywall/Shower Drain Hair Collector

    Season 2 Episode 2: Evan has spent the last six years sneaking into bathrooms because he is addicted to collecting shower drain hair. And Nicole, has spent the last seven years secretly breaking apart walls to feed her addiction: eating drywall.