butnThis video comprises of Dr. Sadaqat Ali’s insight on the interaction with loved ones on crucial issues and its resulting emotional dependence that cripples one’s life. Dr. Sadaqat Ali is a renowned addiction psychiatrist and project director of Willing Ways Pakistan 

There are times when people try to help their loved ones and bring them out of their crisis or misery, but it’s rejected. This can plunge a person into Co-dependence, also known as emotional dependence. People can learn to persuade their loved ones to accept help and be motivated enough to bring about positive change.Dr. Sadaqat Ali surprises the audience by stating a research fact that one of the reasons behind the surging divorce cases is people’s preconceived notion that ‘Divorce is the rule of the day’. It can be happening in one’s family, or one having a rigid mindset that is not at all prepared to compromise. Rigid mentality can be altered by consciously being aware of one’s thoughts and timely interrupting them.

He also explains that living for self or concerning about one’s needs is not a selfish act. Illuminate yourself with knowledge, learn the skills, and practice those skills under a coach’s supervision.Contact people who have successfully been through such rough tides. Avoid people who are not honest or who sugar-coat; they can push you back in denial. Find assertive friends, who can help you honestly identifying your loopholes. You can view Dr. Sadaqat Ali’s other video on Changing yourself to change others or How to overcome Co-dependency.

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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