Some people have very strange addictions and My Strange Addiction is a new series on TLC that uncovers the bizarre addictions. The new show will premiere at 9:00 p.m. December 29 on TLC and will be another guilty pleasure from the reality TV network. My Strange Addiction is a 12-part series that will document people who are struggling with unconventional addictions. Each half hour episode will feature two individuals who turn to atypical compulsions in order to deal with their emotional demons. The series will premiere the first two episodes back-to-back only on 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.
The reason these individuals have turned to such extreme measures in order to ease anxieties will be explored throughout the series. And in the premiere, audiences will meet Thirty-one-year old Lori who has been addicted to sleeping with her blow dryer since she was eight years old. Although she finds the heat and sound comforting, Lori risks the chance of burning her skin severely or worse, starting an electrical fire. Even knowing the risks, she still refuses to sleep one night without her blow dryer on. Meanwhile, another woman admits to being addicted to eating half a roll of toilet paper a day.
Watch the TLC premiere of the new docu-series My Strange Addiction on December 29th at 9PM (ET/PT).