In this video Dr. Sadaqat Ali shares his lifetime experiences at University of Central Punjab (UCP), Psychology Department. Dr. Sadaqat Ali is a renowned addiction psychiatrist and project director of Willing Ways Pakistan.

While communicating with the audience Dr. Sadaqat Ali talks about how some of our habits convert in to addiction and hence become problematic for us. Later he indicates the fact that cigarette smoking is an addiction, it has a real drug in it. It is the only quick acting anti depressant and is the most resistant type of drug addiction.

The triangle of Love addiction, break ups and Drugs is commonly observed in universities and hence a drug enters into one’s life at the very early age. Answering the question from the audience, Dr. Sadaqat Ali highlights the importance of goal setting. He indicates that there should be an alignment among the goals and therefore defines the Widely Important Goal. It is basically that goal which makes all the difference and failure to achieve it renders another achievement become inconsequential. He also indicates how personal development is an essential tool to work on and how one needs to nurture the wiser advocate with in oneself.

Dr. Sadaqat Ali talks about the “law of harvest “while relating it to the nurturing of mental health. In the last Dr. Sadaqat Ali talks about two different types of addiction: Micro and Macro addiction, accompanied with highlighting the human brain structure and talks about human brain vs animal brain.

Last but not the least Dr. Sadaqat Ali indicates how new insights like UN helps eradicate the taboos from society by spreading awareness among the community like the recently ‘International tolerance day’

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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.

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