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Where do I find real people with quirky yet destructive obsessions?

I'm working on a project at work about "unique or unexpected obsessions" related to technology, competition, health and fitness, animals, hunting, gaming or anything that is non-sexual or substance-related. I'm especially interested in how these so-called obsessions/addictions have impacted the subjects' relationships, careers, finances, etc. Where do I find people with weird yet intense obsessions that affect their everyday lives? I feel like I could use some inspiration, so any feedback would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
posted by Lillitatiana on Feb 19, 2014 - 33 answers

Quitting smoking: Life after butt

Beyond the initial challenges of quitting smoking, what are the longer-term effects? How does life actually change? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 13, 2013 - 34 answers

How to help a traumatized friend?

Help me help a friend dealing with trauma/mental health/addiction issues in Georgia. [more inside]
posted by dortmunder on Apr 30, 2012 - 3 answers

Diet Pill Abuse

What are the health risks of taking a "cleansing" product like Acai Super Cleanse for too long? Details... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 27, 2010 - 16 answers

Can I smell your beer? Just smell it.

How do I enjoy drinking less more? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 15, 2010 - 28 answers

How to recover from a relapse

As an addict, have you dealt with a hidden relapse? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 6, 2009 - 16 answers

What if some crazy freak shot up vodka?

Shooting up alcohol intravenously? What? [more inside]
posted by Avelwood on Apr 11, 2009 - 17 answers

Am I dumb to think I can use speed safely?

Any positive (or at least relatively benign) experiences with short-term usage of non-prescribed dex-amphetamine as a study aid and appetite suppressant? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 28, 2008 - 15 answers

addiction/compulsion question

are there any socially-accepted addictions anymore?
posted by brandz on Nov 11, 2005 - 58 answers

Friend with Drug Addiction?

I think one of my close friends has developed a serious drug addiction. They used to be an active, hard-working, happy person, but in the last couple of months they are reluctant to socialize, ended all outside commitments, are barely sleeping, have seriously neglected their hygiene, and I just found out they have stolen thousands of dollars from their work, at which they are well paid, in the last month. I thought it was 'just' depression, but the money seems to point to something worse and there is a history of casually using hard drugs. They don't seem to want help, so will it do any good if I try? Does anyone have any experience with interventions, or is that just something people do on television?
posted by anonymous on Nov 17, 2004 - 12 answers

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