In this video Dr Sadaqat Ali extensively talks about Party Drugs that are popular among younger generation these days and their self defeating behavior. He also sheds light on the role of parents and the repercussions of using such drugs on life and health. Dr. Sadaqat Ali is a renowned addiction psychiatrist and project director of Willing Ways Pakistan.
Gone are the days when people used to rely heavily on Alcohol alone. Nowadays people, especially our younger generation, go for other complimentary drugs as well. The disturbing fact is that this nuisance can be seen in school-going children, beginning from a tender age and soon they become dependent on the drug. Drugs that are common among youngsters include Ecstasy, Marijuana, MDMA, Shrooms, LSD, PCP, etc. To make matters worse, market has been growing to cater this frenzy.
Part of this and originates from fast, stressful life while partly it comes from lack of stress management. Youngsters, students, no matter how studious they are, want to go for quick fixes. Using the aforementioned drugs is a way out for them. This not only disrupts their routine and education, but also jeopardizes their health
Other prominent disruption includes excessive partying, that also gives birth to other problems like intimacy, illicit relationships, and more drugs.
Dr. Sadaqat Ali goes on to explain about parents’ role. Parents’ intentions are never wrong and they want to give their children the best facilities necessary to building a bright future. For this, many of the parents send their children abroad for higher studies, where there is no supervision. This distance without supervision could prove to be a breeding ground for the upheaval of drugs, ultimately leading to loss of control. Therefore parents should always be vigilant and open with their kids. They should start guiding them from a young age, making them aware about the ills of our society.
Panic is not a remedy instead we should restructure our lives and become exemplary parents for our children. Make the most of your routine and employ healthy habits. Start from the ground up, learn about tough love, assertive communication, and imparting discipline. Avoiding a full-blown reaction and working on oneself can make the difference. Don’t delay the efforts, seek professional help if required. Prevention is better than cure.
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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.