Is giving in to an addiction a sin?
A lot depends on individual circumstance, but I would reckon it's generally a venial sin.  As a general principle, if it's something harmful to you physically or spiritually, but the full control of your will is impeded by the addiction from mental illness, then it would not be mortally sinful.  On the other hand, if you made a full, knowing act of the will to give into the addiction (and the matter was gravely sinful), then it could be a mortal sin.  A good confessor will be able to help you with distinguishing these in your individual case.
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Is giving in to an addiction a sin? - by Birdie - 10-10-2019, 08:49 AM
RE: Is giving in to an addiction a sin? - by Steven - 10-10-2019, 12:38 PM

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