Altering the brain isn't the same as destroying a chemical and the ability to produce that chemical.
Managing a chemical
addiction is not the same as curing a psychological
addiction. And while you have made some salient points in your stance, you have not addressed this. Probably because you can't.
Addiction has destroyed my family. Absolutely destroyed it. To the point that I haven't spoken to my sister in 13 years, my brother in 4 years. I want no part of them around my kids.
Your pov, your opinion is there is such a thing as an ex addict. That isn't Hamilton's opinion, any addict's opinion or the opinion of the medical community at large. Based on that, you are wrong, period.