This video of Dr Sadaqat Ali contains information on “Change”. Dr Sadaqat Ali is a renowned addiction psychiatrist and project director of Willing Ways Pakistan

In this video Dr Sadaqat Ali talks about “change”. He starts with discussing the ingredients of change which first of all includes deciding what you want to change followed by taking a firm decision to bring that change. This than leads to vital behaviors that should be adopted for that change to occur. For these behaviors there are 6 supporting factors, Firstly see the personal motivation level, are you enough motivated to achieve that goal, Secondly do you have the ability to reach your goal which means are you holding enough skills and trainings to hit your desired target. Select one or more people in your life, from whom you can get inspired and reach your goals, called social motivation. Seek help from those who are able to help you preferably the experts, this is called social ability. Look into the reward and punishment system: focus more on rewarding rather than punishment. This is defined as structural motivation. Create environment around you, which can help you in achieving your goals called structural ability.

If you want to bring change in people, start from your own self then go and gather the people who can help you in achieving you change goals. Bring yourself in contact with people who have done this before and they can help you too. They have experience of everything and they got success when they did that, they have practical knowledge. We channelize our energies in things that don’t benefit us, we have to be very clear that what things in our lives need our special attention. 

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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