'15 years ago, I was waiting to die': After 10 years in recovery, this Cincinnati woman is helping turn the tide in the opioid epidemic


FAIRFIELD, Ohio — Leaning over a small table alongside her 6-year-old daughter, Amy Parker spends her afternoons checking spelling words and arithmetic, dinner in the oven and dishes in the sink. 

“I’m a normal lady,” she said with a laugh, describing her life today. 

Yet, Parker revels that while she was in active addiction, a life like this seemed impossible.