Personally, I do not think alcoholism is a disease. Many people, including myself, have advanced this position by arguing how drinking involves a chain of voluntary choices such as going to the liquor store, buying booze, opening the bottle, and pouring it down the throat. However, although I don't believe alcoholism is a disease, I find this argument lacking. Take the analogy of scratching an itch. By most accounts, like lifting a glass to your mouth, moving your arm to the itch location, and proceeding to scratch are also a voluntary actions.