Back in nursing school, my instructor had a statistic on a slide that stated 85% of nurses come from homes that had parents that were substance abusers or had to be caregivers to their parents. I was wondering if any of y'all had any links to articles or research that states this. I am interested in the research showing a connection between these variables. Personally, my Mom was a substance abuser and my Dad was always very sick with cardiac and PKD issues. So I may be a good example of this statistic, if their is such evidence.