I am a nursing student, first born and a recovering alcoholic. I didn't think much about this connection until I went to treatment, meetings, etc., and started noticing that this description is not unusual. It got me to thinking about the possible connection between natural caregivers and alcoholism. I have a theory but am wondering if this theory is correct or if I'm simply more observant of these traits because they are so much like my own. If it is true I think it's an interesting observation that could be helpful to parents and their parenting style when it comes to first borns.
I am wondering if anyone else out there can relate or has thoughts on this issue?