A term describing an individual who believes they are too special or too unique to benefit from a method of A blanket term for concentrated efforts to help addicts transition to a healthier life. These can include any of the following (in isolation or combination): therapy, counseling, medication, harm reduction, or moderation. More. This can manifest as a sense that an individual is superior to other addicts and therefore can learn little from their experience. It can also be a malady when an individual thinks their case is so bad, nothing will ever help. The process by which addicts attempt to break the hold a certain substance or behavior has on their lives. This can refer to participation in a wide variety of methods. What they all have in common, is a sense that life is improving and the addict is regaining control. More can benefit from an An individual with an unhealthy dependence on a substance or behavior. An individual remains an addict even years into recovery and must therefore remain active in recovery. Read more about drug & alcohol addiction & withdrawal at Withdrawal Info. More understanding they are not so special after all.