Woman Faces Shopping Addiction After Divorce

Cameron Mathison goes inside the home of a self-described couture hoarder.
3:00 | 08/23/12

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ink of people surrounded by trash, not treasure. Painful divorce sent one woman's shopping addiction spiraling out of control. She found herself buried not just under debt, but under piles of clothes and shoes. Camemathison has her story. My leopard jeans. Reporter: Mountains of clothes. Brand-new shoes never worn in her beautiful home in tulsa, oklahoma. Thsands of dollars worth of high-end items. Moy was suffering from a shoppi addiction, until she was saved by an interception from the tlc show, "hoarding: Buried alive." I would consider myself a high-end, couture-type horder. This is my entryway. I'm using it was a closet. I have shoes. I have lots of shs. I was turning into somebody i didn't want to be. Reporter: How much money have you spent onhis stuff? Easily $500,000. 62. 63. Reporter: Mon had declared bankrupt. But the problem continued to spiral outf control, as she continued shopping, spending beyond her means, hoarding to the point her home was unlivable. People who horde often have 20% more trauma than the average person. In monty's case, it was precipitated by a divorce. Reporter: But meeting monty today, she's a changed woman, who still has to work every day to conquer her affliction. I can move this. I maneuvered this stuff. There. Here was a dreamy to sleep on. As sad as it is, I used to sleep her. Reporter: This is one of the last rooms left to clear out. Three months removed from her darkest moment. This is the closet. Reporter: While the closets are organized and cleaned, there are reminders. I still see tags. There are tags. Reporter: How many pairs of shoes at your lowest low did you have? It has to be in the hundreds. Probably around the 500 range. Reporter: It's been three months. And monty is on the road to recovery. I don't think I cared that much about the stuff. It was more about the pursuit of it. Our thanks to cameron mathison. "Hoarding: Buried alive" is sunday nights on tlc.

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