5 Moments on My Strange Addiction That Were More Horror Movie Than Reality TV
While not being considered a social norm in Western society, the custom is quite common among primitive or economically depressed peoples, and also animals, to augment a scanty or mineral-deficient diet. Lori needs to have the thing running at all times. If there's a single person on My Strange Addiction that will go down as a legend, it's Keyshia, the diaper lady. Most people at least try to consider the possibility of getting rid of their addiction some people succeed, others don't. They know what they are doing is bad, and in most cases unhealthy. Bertha's family desperately seeks treatment for their daughter who they fear is causing damage to her body.
It started innocently with a bite of chalk and switched to dry wall because drywall tests better than chalk to her. For the past six years Allison from Atlanta, Georgia, has chewed down on rubber car tires as her favorite daily snack. I could never stay in a room for instance, full of porcelain dolls staring at the bed. They become entirely focused on reading and are unable to stop. Theresa suffers from memory loss, stomach problems and anemia, but still refuses to quit. They hide the things they buy from family members or other loved ones because they are embarrassed or ashamed of their behavior.
Theresa is addicted to her 52 hairless rats. It is believed many people who suffer from pica addiction to eating non-food items or geophagia addiction to eating earthy materials like chalk, clay, coal or dirt suffer from a variant of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder which means therapy and sometimes medication can help control the symptoms. Charmissa has no idea what she has done to her body and desperately wants to stop so she can be there for her three young children. Most shopping addictions are rooted in feeling of inadequacy, emptiness, anger, depression and various other negative feelings an addict may be feeling. The addict may work out more than two hours every day. Someone who is anti-social in their normal life may find freedom in talking with strangers online or playing a character who is more social in a game.
Fortunately for her, she was pregnant at the time of filming, so she's pretty happy that she'll have her own dirty diaper factory. D, a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist. She sleeps in a crib, drinks out of a bottle, and even wears diapers 24 hours a day. Many of the most puzzling strange addictions fall under the eating things not intended to be food category. I have to say that I was shocked and disturbed at this confession. Her longest nail is 24 inches and growing.
The problem with this should be pretty obvious. What started out in childhood has manifested into an addiction that can occupy her time up to two hours a day. 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. Skin issues like aging, skin condition disorders and skin cancer are just three of the major concerns someone with a tanning addiction is more susceptible to. Get within ten feet of an open flame, you're toast.
Over the past four years, he has consumed more than 100 glasses and 250 light bulbs. She dresses up in her pony gear and demonstrates different gaits — a trot, a high step, and a gallup. Treatment is possible if the underlying issue is addressed but care must be taken in times of stress to avoid relapses. The walls in her home are covered in holes from snacking, serving as a constant reminder of her addiction. Then again, while , far too many sex addicts do not even know they have an addiction, much less realize they need help. They all seem to have things they are struggling with and these addictions are helping them to get through it. Haley has been pulling her hair for over six years, but the big payoff for her is eating the follicle.
Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so. Divya is a 28-year-old taxidermy enthusiast who spends many days and nights combing the sides of the road for dead animals. Any addiction — no matter how bizarre — is a serious matter. I have suffered no side effects. Shopping addiction is the compulsive need to shop. My teeth are absolutely fine. In a story that's just slightly more tragic than it is disgusting, Casie lost her husband to a severe asthma attack two months before filming the show.
There is often an underlying mental condition that needs to be addressed before the addiction itself can be dealt with because it is almost always the underlying condition that is leading to the addictive behavior. It freaks me out every time I hear it to the point where I can't really blame her for being obsessed with digging through her ears just to make sure that nothing is trapped inside. But at the same time, their habit of finishing each other's sentences and speaking at the same time, is one monotone away from being like the twins in a horror movie. At the time of filming, she had already eaten a pound of ashes and had to have the remains around her at all times. Despite being taken away from a contest in an ambulance, Jeff trains for Strongman competitions up to six hours a day. The first season aired on May 5, 2010. Lisa has been eating cat hair for 15 years.
Someone with a tanning addiction may feel nauseated, dizzy, irritable and just generally physically uncomfortable if they are not able to tan. I started at the age of 10. Most people avoid the foreboding gloom of a cemetery, but this is where Barbara is most at peace. He wants more of an escape than that. The picture shows Baobao, an 18-year-old girl from Inner Mongolia, who recently became world famous after eating dirt for 11 years! Treatment is available but the underlying cause often has to be identified and addressed before treatment can be successful. Chewing ice compulsively may indicate a developmental disorder, elevated stress or may be a symptom of Obsessive Compulsive Disorders. Evan has a compulsion to fish wet, slimy, and awful strands of hair out of shower drains, no matter where he is.
Things go bizarre when someone falls into addiction of eating something that no one should eat! In order to be considered a true tanning addict, a person must tan either via direct sunlight or in a tanning bed 8-10 times a month or more — far more than how often the average person would tan. Allison has been eating tires for the past six years, consuming 14 pounds every month. She can't bear the thought of being seen without it and has considered making it permanent with facial tattoos. They may forge relationships they may not be able to maintain otherwise. Through an accident, one day, she licked a little bit of her husband off her hand and ever since then, she couldn't stop consuming him every once in awhile. The addition of B vitamins can help increase red blood cell production, and vitamin C can aid in the absorption of iron. She uses it as an ingredient in just about everything, but even the laziest chef knows that cilantro has a time and a place.