Hi, I am an LVN about a year away from becoming an RN or so I thought. I have a history of prescription drug abuse and about 6 years ago I was charged with theft by taking and obtaining a prescription by fraud/theft/deception. I entered a program where I had to do community service, pay a fine and 6 months of probation and then after that I was told the charges would be dropped. Honestly while I was doing all of this, I was still using. I should also say at the time I was enrolled in a program through the BON. I stayed in the program long enough to prove to the DA that I was already receiving treatment, which is why I only had to do community service and pay a fine, then I moved to another state and began working without any restrictions, hence the deception. I have been living here for four years now and thankfully one day I finally had enough to really get clean and sober, I have been clean for 2 years now. So today my friend calls and told me that she saw my name in the nursing board newsletter under disciplinary action, it says revoked. What happened was that PA, my old home notified TX, my new home that I had been charged and never followed through with the program so they revoked my license in PA. TX said they notified me of a hearing a couple months ago and since I never attended my license was revoked by default. They also said that I lied on my application for a TX license when I was asked about any history of drug abuse and any charges. My question is what do I do now? My first thought was that it was finally time to pay the piper, but now I'm feeling like the punishment seems overdue. Any advice?