Alcoholism - "it's a disease". Bollox! I have met a few over the years and I can say they are self centred pieces of shit that make everyone's life truly hell. You can tell a family who has an alcoholic in their midst, they are too scared to say anything and walk on broken glass so as not to upset the poor misfortunate.
I have an answer, instead of forgiving and helping, why not send them to their own private island where tramp juice is available on tap. They can drink themselves into oblivion and wake up in their own piss. Moreover without a family member to make sure they are ok, they may not wake up at all and do us all a favour.
Alcoholics - you know the ones, the vacant stares, the swearing, the shouting, the punching - those people. Bastards