Drew Barrymore relishes her place in the cosmos.

The onetime child actress who was an alcoholic by age 13 says she has found an inner peace at the ripe old age of 23."I've never been a get up, drink coffee, read the paper kind of girl," Barrymore says in the latest issue of React, a weekly magazine for teens. "I try to stay in bed for at least 10 minutes to ponder my place in the universe. Then I wash my face, check my karma and get my balance for the day. Then I can go out into the universe with a positive attitude."

Barrymore says, "Years ago, I would have thought `normal' sounded boring and mundane. But I've come to find out it's the polar opposite. Normal is far more cool and interesting."