Nurses: Who came from a dysfuntional family? - page 7

I am just curious as to how many of us came from a dysfunctional family. When I say dysfunctional, I mean children of alcholics, drug addicts, mental illness, child abuse whether it be physical or... Read More

  1. by   NurseKatie08
    I'd say so...dad was an alcoholic here. Not sure if it actually steared me towards nursing because I was already in NS when he got really bad/admitted he had a problem with drinking. Brother was dx with a brain tumor 13 years ago, so I think that's what did it for me.

    Edit: Despite the alcoholism, bro & I had a wonderful upbringing. He wasn't a violent drunk, he was a depressed drunk. Dad died a month & a half ago from an MI. He'd been sober over 60 days.
    Last edit by NurseKatie08 on Jul 15, '08 : Reason: wanted to add

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