How do I explain to conservatives like operaman and others that you should care about your fellow humans? Addiction is a disease. It’s not a matter of willpower. It’s like saying “Just stop having cancer, if you had more self-control you wouldn’t have gotten cancer.” That’s how cruel that argument is. If you call yourself a Christian, have some compassion. Matthew 14:14. When He went ashore, He saw a large crowd, and felt compassion for them and healed their sick.