In this video Dr Sadaqat Ali talks about drug addiction and its adverse effects. There is another video of Dr Sadaqat Ali on the same topic titled as Avoiding Addiction. Dr Sadaqat Ali is a renowned addiction psychiatrist and project director of Willing Ways Pakistan .
Dr Sadaqat Ali starts with indicating how Michael Jackson was larger than life size, was not able to cope up with his size. He mentions that if some addict is very powerful, that power also goes against him. Same was the case with Michael Jackson when he took control of his addiction; he hired doctors who did a devastating work with him. Indicating drug addiction in Pakistan, Dr Sadaqat shares how drug addiction is increasing at a distressing rate and how cigarette smoking which is taken casually is actually a gateway to drugs. Moving on further he also mentions the signs and symptoms of an addict. He also indicates that the best time to talk to your child is at the age of 4 or 5, this is the safest time when he won’t react. Further he discusses the two types of drugs, Narcotics and Benzodiazepines and its adverse effects. An important point highlighted was that drugs prescribed by doctors are narcotics, they look like friends but in actual they are enemies. In the later part Dr Sadaqat Ali shares the modern treatment structure and the results. Talking about food addiction and work holism, Dr Sadaqat highlights that there are three types of addictions, good, bad and the neutral. Lastly Dr Sadaqat signifies two vital behaviors that we need to check on regular basis, our beliefs and our moods.
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.