Your “facts” are a little off here in your reference to A.A.
First, A.A. is not for drugs, it is for alcohol only. Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on drugs or addiction.
In A.A. meetings, we are having to weed out the druggies and send them to Narcotics Anonymous.
I am an alcoholic and have studied alcoholism for many years. I have no doubt there is something different in my body once I take a drink. I do not believe it is a “disease”. I believe it is a form of mental illness.
Once i took that first drink, I couldn’t stop. I had a choice to smoke a joint or not. There was no choice with the drink.