Originally posted by apathist
The subject is complicated,
Agreed. And you have tried to over simplify it.
but addiction is not a disease,
Actually addiction fits every definition of 'disease' that I looked up. What is your definition?
it is not due to genetic flaw,
Its often the case that a genetic characteristic does affect susceptibility to addiction. Whether a genetic characteristic can be termed a 'flaw' is debatable.
it is not an act of the gods,
and it is not inescapable.
That depends. I would say that a child born with an addiction could not escape it. Similarly, many people are put in environments where it is very difficult to avoid addiction and very hard to escape once addicted. Addiction, by definition, is when you can no longer resist the urge to perform a given behaviour.
Google the thread title.
Provide your own sources rather than demanding that we do your work for you.