I am not one to respond to any articles even if I do or do not agree. This particular one where you define that substance abuse is not a disease is spot on. Yes there may be a predisposed issue where each person processes substances differently but the choice is each individual. Same as smoking, overeating, drugs, alcohol etc. Our Society has placed more importance on the nonsense of being politically correct in verbiage that we have become a weakened society of people who assume no responsibility for their own actions they expect outside forces to fix them or their problems without any working effort, thus becoming a lazy society. Thanks for saying out loud what so many of us who assume responsibility truly think.