My Strange Addiction premiered on TLC on December 29, 2010. This series documents people who are struggling with unconventional addictions. Some people turn to chocolate when stressed, others 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 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.