This video of Dr Sadaqat Ali contains information on “Co-dependency”. There is another video of Dr Sadaqat Ali on the same topic codependency in relationship. Dr Sadaqat Ali is a renowned addiction psychiatrist and project director of Willing Ways Pakistan
When we are trying to control someone and we are unable to do that it makes us miserable and turns out to be an emotional torture, called being “Rogi” or Co-dependent. People confuse love with being co-dependent which is an old paradigm . If we want everything around us from clothes to technology updated and new, the same way our thoughts and paradigms need to renew too. Being co-dependent is a state where we try or act to help someone because it makes us feel good, but in actual it does not work for us either nor for that person. Co-dependency was actually generated times ago where helping each other was a necessity but in modern era people are much independent and can take a good care of themselves , such old paradigms are not much needed anymore more in codependency.
People who are into any kind of addiction are also co-dependent at the same time. Being co-dependent is a disease which needs to be taken care of by first stopping yourself from co-dependent activities. In this regard start setting new boundaries and construct new interests for yourself. Most of the time people feel guilty to get out of co-dependent relationship because they think it would be a selfish act. . Keep in mind that taking care of oneself is not selfishness.
Dr. Sadaqat Ali, a graduate from Dow Medical College, Karachi is a renowned professional in the field of addiction psychiatry. He has a background of getting trained at “HAZELDEN” and “Vital Smarts”, USA. Dr. Sadaqat Ali is the Project Director of Willing Ways Pakistan, and Sadaqat Clinic (pvt.) Limited. He is a sought after speaker who promotes new scientific solutions for persistent and profound problems. Dr. Sadaqat’s name was included in the international Who’s Who directory of professionals which was the first ever distinction of any Pakistani doctor. The print and electronic media have interviewed him extensively. He appears frequently on national TV channels expressing his views on drug addiction, alcoholism, compulsive gambling, suicide prevention and home runaways. He loves to train people on how to intervene if a family member indulges in self-destructive behaviors. He is running a number of national facilities. Willing ways for outdoor and Sadaqat Clinic for indoor treatment of addiction and alcoholism.
Willing Ways Pakistan is an accredited center of excellence in the field of drug treatment and counseling. We have a history, while we started our operations in 1979 when Pakistan was suddenly hard hit by heroin epidemic. We bravely took the responsibility of making public aware that addiction is very much treatable at any stage and today we stand proud being the trusted leaders in the field of addiction treatment. We have our clientele not only in Pakistan but across the borders as well including UK, USA, Middle East and Europe.
At Willing Ways Pakistan the clients are treated scientifically – the secret of our long lasting standing in the field of addiction and counseling. We keep our team and our program up to date with the latest advancements while helping our clients through extensive, specialized and client centered treatment program. These programs are not only patient focused but an extensive work is done with family through what we call counseling for change. The major purpose of this program is to bring peace and serenity in the lives of those who have been suffering in silence, because of a family member’s addictive behavior. We equip families with a set of vital behaviors to produce results.
The programs are uniquely tailored to meet the needs of the patient which eventually help them reach their ultimate goal of a serene life. Our organization comprises of a highly competent team that holds striking credentials and is not only well trained but also carries extensive know – how. We are a unique team of clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, Addiction counselors and Medical specialists involved in research and education, and who collaborate with each other within the institute to ensure our clients receive the best possible care.
We are leading the battle to conquer the disease in all of its forms through cutting-edge research and innovative approaches. Our mission is to prevent, treat and manage addiction for a world free of this illness and its complications.