Dr. Sadaqat Ali talks about drug addiction in Pakistan



In this video Dr Sadaqat Ali speaks about Drug addiction in Pakistan. Dr Sadaqat Ali is a renowned addiction psychiatrist and project director of Willing Ways Pakistan.

In this video Dr Sadaqat talks about Addiction, which basically is depending on something, some substance, person or activity which is not dependable but you start depending on it. It is very obvious that lot of suffering, pain, hurt and damages come out of addiction; generally people don’t consider it as a disease, in actual it is a disease. One reason for not accepting it as a disease can be that most of the people don’t cross that line and become addicted, but yes 10-15 % people generally cross that line and fall into the criteria of addiction. When it comes to substance addiction then it is a physiological, biological, social and spiritual disease. People turn to drugs for the reason of recreation; at first they consume it for the sake of pleasure.  Addiction has something to do with metabolic error; it’s not just a matter of will. It is the defect of mind and body, it starts in the body and then it starts damaging other areas of life as well. First response of the family will be denial, when they come to know that their loved one is suffering from addiction. They just don’t want to accept the reality because this is something very painful for them.  Drug awareness is something needed to protect our children teenagers and adults as well. You should start teaching your children about drugs.

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.