My thought is, the addict's definition of control is incorrect - it's an unhealthy depiction of what's going on around him/her. In order for the addict to hit bottom, s/he will have to agree that the "normal" state of control and or consciousness they've accepted under their addiction is a lie. He or she has to come to a place to recognize the lie and to accept help from someone to see things truthfully once again. But are you saying that because the addict has changed his or her perceptions by letting the addiction become such a strong part of their lives, that they can no longer see things in a "normal" way? That their perceptions have been altered past the point of the world's view of "normal"?
I'm trying to understand - and it's possible I may have misread something you previously wrote.