From the February 2014 magazine.

February 2014: Letter from the Editor

The rewards for seeking emotional sobriety are serenity, emotional balance and an increased joy of living. As we gain time in AA, use the Steps and tools, and stay close to our Higher Power, our hope is, as our co-founder Bill W. said in The Language of the Heart, “to be set free to live and love.” This month’s special section features stories about emotional sobriety.

In the article “Paradise Found,” a much-traveled, long-time member in Tasmania tells how AA helped him find contentment. A woman in Pennsylvania...