From the August 2008 magazine.

Where the Party Is

Sobriety can be a hoot

When people ask me these days, "How are you?" my stock answer is, "Never better." I say that because it's true. Regardless of any physical ailment or mental stress, I have never had it so good just embracing an attitude of gratitude because I no longer have to drink alcohol.

There is no entertainment comparable to a jolly AA meeting. No television, no movie, no live theater will leave you walking out the door with the feeling of joy and well-being that a good meeting brings. Where else can a person go and laugh her sides off as people share about terrible things they did while...

-- Dossie P.

Aptos, California