I agree. There is no good way to cope with grief, just horrible ways, because it's a horrible feeling. This seems as good an attempt as any.
I remember having a conversation with a mom who is also a therapist, and we discussed what we'd do if one of our kids died. Without a second she said, "I'd be doing drugs," and not like in a joking way but just, yeah, that's about the only coping mechanism she could come up with. So this is better.