From the August 2010 magazine.

Dear Grapevine

What helps me cope?

ATTENDING regular AA meetings, especially my home group, helps. The company of other alcoholics who are trying not only to cope, but to enjoy life, is reassuring. During a rough day, looking forward to that night's meeting is almost as good as being there; it anchors my emotions. I also ask myself, What exactly are you feeling? Putting it into words clarifies what 'lousy' or 'rotten' really means.