Fr. Ryan and Alyssa further discuss addiction and mental illness. How does the Catholic Church and Jesus view addiction? Is it a sin? Addiction is often referred to as whenever you take refuge in a substance, rather than God. The two use Biblical references, scientific research, and other sources to speak of the severity of addiction. Through this, they sympathize with ones who struggle with addiction as well as take a closer look at the causes and solutions to this crippling issue. Don’t miss out on this podcast that speaks of the steps that are crucial for Catholics to take when trying to overcome or help someone overcome addiction!