As someone constantly struggling with alcoholism myself, I hate this sentiment. Nothing makes me feel more hopeless or out of control than having my battle compared to an organ not functioning right or bones that need to heal.
I put the bottle to my lips each night. I will find the strength to overcome it and get better. Not my immune system, or a pharmaceutical. I will not surrender my agency, autonomy, responsibility, and eventual recovery to forces beyond my control.
Call addiction whatever you want to call it, but please don't dare paint such a wide brush and say there's nothing to apologize for. My list of people I need to make amends with is a mile long, with myself at the top.