In this video Dr. Sadaqat Ali extensively talks about the disease of Alcoholism. There is another video of Dr Sadaqat Ali on the same topic titled “Alcoholism in Pakistan“. Dr. Sadaqat Ali is a renowned addiction psychiatrist and project director of Willing Ways Pakistan.

Around the world there are so many alcoholics and addicts’ families who suffer because of their loved one’s addiction. To begin with the patient is not willing for addiction treatment and thus the family comes into training. The training is called ‘structured intervention training’ based on approximately 15 sessions in which the family develops the skills of how to convince their loved one take help in the form of getting into treatment.  When someone falls prey to the primary disease of alcoholism later it gets accompanied by liver problem.  Usually doctors recommend patient to start taking less alcohol but unfortunately the alcoholic never acknowledges the real issue and always replies with the denial statement of ‘I am already consuming less’. If you want to help someone quit drinking then the major area that needs most of the work is the paradigm shift. 10% people fall prey to this disease when the body is not able to process alcohol properly and hence toxins start producing in. You can never predict either who will fall in 10% or otherwise 90%. The disease of alcoholism cannot be managed through short term solution rather it requires long term skills and strategies, and those could be learned through the help of a professionals. Please view the following videos on the same topic titled Dr. Sadaqat Ali talks about addiction and alcoholism and Dr. Sadaqat Ali talks about drug addiction in Pakistan.

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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