She left behind two small kids. So, get off them ASAP. I've read some good success stories
from others here who tapered down their doses before quiting, to avoid a totally horrid withdrawal. This didn't work for me, but I used for 13 years, much longer than most here. Some bite the bullet and go cold turkey. Either way, get off them, period. There are non-narcotic meds out there that help you through the initial withdrawal. Get clean & see where the road takes you.