Lack of knowledge about scientific and even religious concept contributes to social stigmas that only lead to dilemmas, making illness worse.

butnIn this video Dr Sadaqat Ali speaks about ill founded beliefs on the psychological problems. Dr Sadaqat Ali is a renowned addiction psychiatrist and project director of Willing Ways Pakistan 

When people encounter sever psychological problems, most of them seek help from people who claim that they can control spirits. They disguise themselves as religious personalities and take advantage of others. There is no criterion or any form of registration that give the rights to practice. There is no such thing as magic or possession of spirits. It represents the weakness of minds. Further, lack of knowledge about scientific and even religious concept contributes to social stigmas that only lead to dilemmas, also make illness worse. These misbelieves work as anchors and make life difficult. People confuse psychotic disorders like bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia and hysteria with possession of evil spirits.

Usually when people feel like they are drowning or hitting the bottom, they contact doctors and mental health professionals. There is a need to understand that if anti-psychotic pills or injection can provide relief to the suffering individual, it cannot be a spirits.

Ideas of spirits lie in the historical theories. In our daily life, almost all of us use scientific inventions for our convenience. Nowadays people are living scientific lives where cell phone, cars, airplanes, internet and the whole media has improved the quality of life. In contrast, resisting to scientific treatment is not wise. Individuals receive/inherit ideas and certain believe from ancestors or culture. It is our responsibility to assess them through scientific approaches. Science and even religion also promotes the idea of cause- effect\causal relation.    
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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