Man addicted to water dies by drinking from hosepipe | Society | guardian.co.uk "Else, 51, who was autistic, developed his condition after getting chronic stomach pains in his 20s. He often drank from bathroom taps and would go to great lengths to satisfy his craving, the inquest at Newbury town hall in Berkshire heard." It just goes to show you that you can be addicted to absolutely anything. Everything in moderation, right? :-/ I can't believe they weren't keeping more of an eye on this man - he obviously had a huge problem.