We all remember TLC’s My Strange Addiction, right? This American documentary television series premiered on December 29, 2010, and has become something of a cult classic- sadly, for all the wrong reasons.
The show followed the lives of a series of people with utterly bizarre addictions and we think that instead of shedding light on the hurtful consequences of these addictions, it managed to do the exact opposite, portraying them as fun entertainment.
Let’s remind ourselves that addictions can be devastating both for the people who suffer from them and their families. Drug, alcohol, and gambling addictions have been known to destroy lives- so can the addictions on our list. While they might sound strange, if not downright made up, they are very much real and can have severe repercussions if medical help is not sought out.
Without further ado, let’s look at 10 strange but undoubtedly harmful addictions!