An addict breaking into someone’s house is analogous to an Alzheimer patient breaking into a house under a misconception.
The area of addiction has been located in the brain and has been proven to be genetically transferred.
Yes, people can and have overcome addition, but ask yourself, what motivates one person to sober up and move on with their life over another? Predispositions take many forms and encompass all aspects of our life.
Given that all actions arise from the brain, and the brain is under the constraints of nature, it can only be reasonable that we recognize our lack of control. There needs to be a complete revision of the justice system in this regard. Criminals need to be treated as patients rather than as evil.