I hate sounding harsh here, but I'm tired of people using it as an excuse to commit crimes or to harm others around them (drinking is completely avoidable). If you're unable to control yourself while being under the influence of Alcohol or your drinking habits then SIMPLY DON'T DRINK/get aid for your Alcoholism as it can put the other individuals around them at risk of being harmed (Alcohol is known to cause violent/aggressive behavior), and they shouldn't have to be. I generally avoid drinking since I wouldn't trust myself with Alcohol to begin with.
At the same time when I empathize them, I feel as if I shouldn't be annoyed with them since they seem unhappy when they're drinking with them being well aware of their problems, but feeling unable to fix them due to the addiction (often due to a heavy back story that lead to Alcoholism). If one wanted me to get them Psychological help and to pay for it then I'd happily do it, and I'd also do whatever I can do to help one if they want it rather than care about their apology (apologies are overrated in my opinion as they're just nothing more than spoken/written words that are meaningless if they won't/feel unable to forgive themselves first and work to improve themselves). How do you feel about heavy alcoholics?