This video is a documentary about addiction and its prevention. Dr Sadaqat Ali and his team shares the facts regarding the chemistry of drug addiction . There is another video of Dr Sadaqat Ali on the same topic titled Controlling Drug Addiction Dr sadaqat Ali is a renowned addiction psychiatrist and project director of Willing Ways Pakistan
In this video Dr Sadaqat Ali talks about addiction and its adverse effects. He indicates that in order to understand addiction, it’s important to understand drugs, drugs that alters mood. Some drugs are called uppers because they give high while some drugs are downers as they suppress our nervous system. This includes tranquilizers or alcohol. Some of these drugs like cannabis or LSD distort perception and detach people from reality. The other category of drugs is called narcotics that reduce physical and psychological pain. Dr Sadaqat Ali also indicated the use of party drug known as ecstasy and it side effects. Also he shares his views about the facts relating to the lethal combination of alcohol and cocaine.
He also point outs the role of will power and how genes play its role. Moreover Dr. Sadaqat Ali focused on cigarette smoking indicating it to be a gateway to other drugs. Consumption of nicotine and caffeine also fall under the umbrella of addiction. He also reveals that unemployment is not a prominent factor in getting into addiction rather most people who fall prey to this belong to high socio-economic status. This includes doctors, psychologist and sportsmen. 3 out of 4 addicts all over the world are getting successful treatment in an outdoor program, in which patient come for counseling and then he/she goes back to his routine activities. Recovery attained in outdoor program is proved to be more successful.
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.