AINYF SHORTS

It Will Seem Like You’re Seeing Places For the First Time Again.

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“The world is a book and those who travel it drunk are only reading the Cliff Note’s version.” — Ken M. Middleton


GUIDELINES TO SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLES

Your Words Can Change Someone’s Life.

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“If a story is in you, it has to come out.”
— William Faulkner


THE SCIENCE OF ALCOHOL

It’s Like Running in Quicksand.

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“Sometimes you don’t realize the weight of something you’ve been carrying until you feel the weight of its release.” — Unknown


AINYF SHORTS

And Why You Should Give It a Try.

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“Don’t be afraid to try new things. They aren’t all going to work, but when you find the one that does, you’re going to be so proud of yourself for trying.” — Anonymous


What I know now that I wish I knew then.

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“Close some doors today. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere.”―Paulo Coelho

When I took my first sip of alcohol in B Suite of Wellons Hall on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, I remember having this feeling of euphoria and coming of age that I never had before.

The freedom and sense of confidence that alcohol brought me were brand new. Gone were the feelings of anxiety and self-consciousness, replaced with feelings of excitement and what “could be.”

I felt like I could go up to just about anyone and say anything I wanted while also doing the same. My mind was opened to a new world in which I felt the night was an opportunity of endless possibilities, and there was no telling where it might end. …


MUSINGS FROM THE EDITOR

The First One Suprised Me the Most.

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Success is a process… During that journey sometimes there are stones thrown at you, and you convert them into milestones. — Sachin Tendulkar


AINYF SHORTS

It’s Probably Not What You Would Think.

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“If you’re not losing friends, then you’re not growing up” — Unknown


SOCIETY VERSUS SOBRIETY

These Tips Will Help You Shine Without Having a Single Drink.

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“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attend to with diligence.” ―Abigail Adams


TIPS / STRATEGIES TO QUIT

The Last One May Be Tough But Really the Only Way to Go.

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“Choose to put yourself first and make you a priority. It’s not selfish, it’s necessary.” – Keysha Jade

About

Ken M. Middleton

Alcohol-conscious writer committed to helping individuals realize their true FULL potential.

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