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My daughter has come to my husband and I for help getting off oxycontin pills. She has a son 18 months old and is enrolled in college and will start in August. She expressed that she didn't want to lose those two things. Is there a risk in withdrawal from this drug and could she do an outpatient recovery without harming herself?

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