Bradford, the word “treatment” as used here refers to medical treatment–more specifically the protocol used for withdrawing from a drug. It appears that you’ve missed a crucial part of J Doe’s argument, which is that “treating” people (in the above sense of the word) who are physically dependent on benzos the same way you would “treat” someone who is undergoing a standard withdrawal protocol for an opiate addiction–by rapidly tapering or even cold-turkeying them off the drug, whether in a controlled detox facility or not–greatly endangers the lives of those who are taking benzos. This has nothing to do with “treatment” in the sense of societal attitudes or actions that are related to morality or judgment. Benzodiazepine withdrawal, because of the nature of how this class of drug acts in the body and brain, must be handled exceedingly slowly, over periods of months or years. It cannot be rushed; there is no shortcut. THIS is what is so crucial for everyone to understand. And it has nothing to do with semantics and everything to do with keeping people safe. If you haven’t already, please read Part I of the original article, and I am sure it will become clearer.