No, you can have a strong desire to do something and still refuse to do it. I have a strong desire to eat candy, but I don’t do it for a variety of reasons. You can resist a strong desire. Someone makes the choice whether or not to drink. Someone does not make the choice whether or not to get a disease.
Wrong again. You can still desire to help people even if you view their actions as voluntary. In fact, it’s vital to accurately label their actions if you desire to help them. If you’re simply telling an alcoholic that they have no power and that they are helpless in the face of alcohol, how is that helping them? If you tell them that, indeed, they can resist the temptation to drink and equip them with strategies to do so, that is much more helpful.
This makes absolutely no sense. You can get diseases from voluntary actions, obviously. Those of us who reject the disease label for alcoholism aren’t saying that, say, cirrhosis of the liver isn’t a disease or that the diseases that come from alcohol abuse aren’t diseases. We are saying that the act of drinking isn’t a disease.
Since you think that alcoholism is a disease, using your logic do you then think that working near asbestos is a disease or coal mining is a disease? You see how ridiculous that is?