An addiction to Irish sausages has led to an English man David Harding (47) seeking urgent counseling for his condition.
His bizarre addiction sees him eat up to 13 Irish sausages a day and often leaves him desperately searching for more.
He has a freezer full of the sausages and goes into panic mode if the supply runs down. The special brand he craves is called McWhinney’s Irish Sausages
He said: "I genuinely cannot bear the thought of living without sausages."
"Drug addicts crave their medicine of choice, and it's the same for me - except that my drug is a banger." (slang for sausage)
He realized he was an "addict" last year when his wife Susan had no sausages to serve him and he went berserk.
“The thought of it threw me completely off-track. It was then that I realised something wasn't quite right and sought professional help.”
Psychiatrists have told him that the "addiction'" is not physical.
David said: "Apparently I just like sausages - plain and simple. I don't see that there is anything wrong with that, but I do think that I have to look at ways to control my urges."
McWhinney's Sausages MD, Kevin McWhinney, said: "We are pleased that this gentleman likes our sausages, but wish him well in his quest to control his habit."
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