Hi, I am new here, and am looking into nursing school. Nursing has always been something I have wanted to do, and now at 25, and 2 kids later I am ready to go. I use to work as a CNA and I injured my back, I have been off work for over 2 years. I took pain medicines, and eventually abused them. Anyhow I went through a detox and am doing much better, not taking any pain medicine. My question is am I able to be a nurse even through I went through detox for abusing pain pills???? Is this detox on my record and if so looked down upon???