We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Of course, it depends on how you want to define "disease" Is a "personality disorder" a disease?
What about overweight and obesity? There has been a big debate about that, but the pressure to term overweight a disease rather than, say, a physical condition, is all about insurance coverage. Otherwise, such questions would matter little.
Speaking of desire, what about those magnetic attractions to one of those of the opposite (or, I suppose, same) sex? Those can be as powerful as drugs and make people behave just as crazy.
I think their is a genetic link to an addictive personality. Just as some races are prone to be alcoholics. It would also appear to be true that people who are bi-polar are far more likely to do drugs (and almost every other excess too).
"What about overweight and obesity? There has been a big debate about that, but the pressure to term overweight a disease rather than, say, a physical condition, is all about insurance coverage. Otherwise, such questions would matter little."
It also relates to the SJW drive to make everything something you have no control over. Can't quit drinking? Because alcoholism is a disease. It's not your fault you'd rather be drunk than sober. You're fat? No, you're not! It's just a life choice. You're still a beautiful person. Rather be a woman than a man? Great! It's just another way to express yourself and spread transgender love! And anyone that says it mental illness is just a hater!
Anonymous White Male
Being overweight is not in itself a disease, but can be (and far more often is than the fitness fanatics want to admit) is a symptom of an actual medical condition that may or may not be treatable.
Hypothyrodoism for example.