For non-native English speakers, there is always the confusion, no matter how fluent they are in the basic structures of the English language, its everyday uses, helping millions of people get from A to Z in their everyday lives. But getting around the myriad nuances of the English language remains a challenge for many, even those who treat and practise this language as their mother tongue. Fortunately, psychologists, psychiatrists and behavioral therapists, in practice, clinical or academic, are deft handlers of the language of communication, no matter which language they are required to utilise from day to day in their professions. It would not be incorrect, and it would be a matter of confidence, to suggest that those who specialise in substance abuse treatment in flowood, ms to be doing otherwise.
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So then. On to theme of this introductory article on substance abuse treatment. To whittle away. What does this even mean? The original meaning could make reference to a gentleman sitting on his porch carefully and delicately carving away at a piece of wood with a sharp knife doing this task with patience until such time that he has created a beautiful work of art. This could go on for days. It could go on for months. It could even be completed in a single afternoon.
Figuratively speaking, and this could be quite sad, really, to whittle away could mean that you are wasting your life away. There could be any number of reasons why this is happening to you, and it may well come down to that. You are losing control and are not in a position to help yourself.