In this video Dr. Sadaqat Ali talks about tolerance despite our cultural differences. Dr. Sadaqat Ali is a renowned addiction psychiatrist and project director of Willing Ways Pakistan.

On the International World Tolerance Day, Dr Sadaqat Ali talks about, what tolerance is and what vital role it plays at an individual as well as societal level. Dr Sadaqat indicates that one of the important ingredients of tolerance is to communicate and develop good relationship with those people who differ in cast, creed, religion, gender, nationality, social status, education, ideology, physical appearance or someone with physical disability.  This is also known as social intelligence, however more commonly we call it tolerance. Unfortunately in our society tolerance is surrogated with endurance which is not right. The very basic difference between the two is that, endurance is limited whereas tolerance is unlimited. Developing the skill of accepting the difference and fulfilling the criteria of respecting other is what builds tolerance. On the other end Dr. Sadaqat defines intolerance as to stop communicating with someone, not socializing or defining something as taboo, hence making it difficult to talk about. This results in counterproductive outcome.

The need is to address the point of concerns on regular basis; this brings us to the very important ingredient called ‘communication’. Communication is an art that requires learning and if we further look into it we will come across the negotiation skills. These skills carry much more importance because these are applied when stakes are high, opinions vary and emotions run strong. Dr Sadaqat Ali wrap ups the talk by highlighting the importance of respecting others with different point of view and not being judgmental towards others.

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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.

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