Viewers are provided with a look into the minds of the psychologically imbalanced through the personal testimonies of three people: one who is addicted to the taste of chalk, another who is obsessed with running, and a third who shops compulsively.
Thirty-one-year old Lori 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. Kesha has admitted to eating half a roll of toilet paper everyday. Whether in the car, at the movies, or in a restaurant, Kesha seizes every opportunity to give into her addiction.
Lauren used to be addicted to drugs and alcohol, now she's addicted to extreme bodybuilding. She works out up to six hours a day, six days a week. 24-year-old Rhonda can't stop sucking her thumb while sniffing a scrap of her childhood blanket. The safety and comfort the thumb sucking gave her during her parents divorce, has now become an isolating social behavior she can't let go.
When April's fiance gave her the ultimatum "it's me or the puppets" - April chose the puppets. Not only do the puppets go everywhere she goes, she practices with them 12 hours a day. Debbie is severely allergic to cats, but has over twenty of them. Despite the health problems they cause and the isolation that comes along with being the "crazy cat lady," Debbie continues to choose the cats over herself since her husband's death.
Over the past four years, Josh has consumed more than 100 glasses and 250 light bulbs. As if ingesting glass wasn't dangerous enough, Josh also swallows live bullets. Candice struggles with her addiction to skin bleach to lighten her skin. Discrimination at school and teasing from friends has her convinced she is ugly.
A revisit to six addicts whose stories shocked the world shows that some have transformed their lives but others have become more compulsive.
48-year-old Jazz has been growing her fingernails for the past 22 years. Even though her extreme fingernails make life tough, Jazz refuses to cut her nails. 56-year-old Theresa is addicted to her 52 hairless rats. Instead of working, she spends her day feeding, cleaning and caring for her strange obsession.
28-year-old Evan has hidden a strange addiction from almost everyone he know, pulling hair from shower drains. In social situations, he heads straight to the bathroom and compulsively pulls hair out of the homeowner’s shower drain. For the past seven years, 26-year-old Nicole has been eating the drywall. She craves the taste and will eat up to three square feet of drywall every week.
25-year-old Riley lives her life as an adult baby and refuses to grow up. She sleeps in a crib, drinks out of a bottle and even wears diapers 24 hours a day. 35-year-old Charmissa has been addicted to chewing dryer sheets for four years. She wraps them up in toilet paper and tears off a piece when she has a craving. Chewing on them helps to calm her nerves, but the chemicals in the dryer sheets can cause cancer.
For the past 30 years, 44-year-old Theresa has been sniffing gasoline out of a water bottle. Her addiction has gotten so bad that she can’t go more than ten minutes without a sniff. 26-year-old Krista is a loving and caring mother… to her 12 teddy bears. Krista tends to her troop of teddy bears as any mother would: dressing them, caring for them and putting them to bed every day.
55-year-old Tom has been addicted to cycling for more than 25 years. He peddles at least 6 hours a day, seven days a week. He rides his bike at home, outside and even in his office as he works. Divya is an attractive 28-year-old with a very unattractive addiction to taxidermy. She spends her days and nights searching for animals on the side of the road and even keeps a freezer full of dead mice – despite the risk of disease.
44-year-old Teresa has been eating rocks for more than 20 years. She drives up to an hour away from her Virginia home to gather the stones she finds most appetizing. Tamara is a 33-year-old personal trainer whose been carrying around her childhood pillow for over 25 years. Tamara takes her pillow everywhere – to work, to the mall, on long walks – and considers it her best friend.
18-year-old Kailyn has eaten plastic every day for more eleven years – remote controls, CD cases, forks and water bottles are some of her favorites. She eats up to 15 pieces of plastic a day and even chooses plastic over food. 28-year-old Gloria has taken her addiction to bleach to the extreme – she bathes in it daily, pours it on her hand to smell while she’s out and will even tear into bottles at the store so she can get a quick fix.
Man has uncontrollable urges of eating tires and finds himself running after cars and munching on said tires. He is often found late in parking lots devouring peoples precious tires. Michellin are is favourite. He says they are scrumptious. Girl uses vapor rub as lubricant causing burning sensations and painful urination. However, on the positive side, her privates have remained cold free since 1993.