graham, only in that there is a genetic componene involved in SOME peoples' alcoholism. I certainly did not set out to be an alcoholic as a lifes' work, but it turned out that way because, at first, before the compulsion, I CHOSE to drink, and drink heavily.
"I thought my sobriety would impress God and that He would open the gates of heaven and let me in.
I was disappointed when He didn't.
Then I found that He had, instead, opened the gates of hell and let me out."