In this video Dr. Sadaqat Ali starts with indicating the reasons why drinking alcohol turn out to be an ordinary practice in any society. He indicates that the first obvious reason is an easy access to alcohol. Secondly the stress level in a society is high and alcohol is seen as a management of it. Thirdly it is considered as a fashion statement where it is related to the upper class of the society. Dr. Sadaqat Ali shares three factors that contribute to the reason of its consumption. Firstly it works as a relaxant, secondly it makes you confident and thirdly it makes you kind. Answering the question from the host about who is alcoholic and how can we identify it? Dr. Sadaqat Ali explains in detail the role of genes and the environment in the making of someone being an alcoholic. The rule of thumb is if your intuition indicates something is wrong with your loved one, then that is a beginning of Alcoholism. Later Dr Sadaqat shares how the use of drugs and alcohol is increasing at a high rate in educational institutes effecting the youth at a large scale. He highlights the difference between micro and macro alcoholism. In the end Dr. Sadaqat shares that it is important to deal the person who drinks with respect and dignity. Do not enable and provoke him and let him bear the consequences of his actions. Do not accompany an alcoholic at a place where its pre defined that there will be an alcohol. In the last Dr. Sadaqat explains the way to help an Alcoholic get rid of this vicious cycle of addiction.
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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.