Our expert says:
Addiction is a disease, just like cancer and heart disease, and therefore should be treated as such. If your brother had died of cancer those people would not be speaking to you the way that they are.
Many people still view addiction as a moral weakness and this is merely because they are uninformed. Your loved ones may be trying to be supportive without realising that they are hurting you as well as the memory that you have of your twin brother.
I think that the best thing for you to do would be to set boundaries. When people start talking to you about your brother in a way that offends you tell them in an appropriate way that you are not comfortable with the discussion.
Focus on your on grief and healing and the beauty that can come from that.
All the best,
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