Blog Benzodiazepines. Why the term addiction must go. The term addiction is pejorative and misleading. Iatrogenically harmed. Not addicted. ByClaire V. Hanley Hours January 26, 2017July 18, 2022 I wrote a Facebook post recently stating “harmed, not addicted.” I was referring to those of us who have been damaged by prescribed benzodiazepine medication. For me, the words “addicted” or “addiction” are potentially damaging….