Alcohol was accidentally discovered about 10,000 years ago, and people have been drinking it since then. In today’s busier world, instead of using healthier ways of coping with stress, people drink alcohol to relax. In Pakistan, approximately 10 million people drink alcohol, out of which, about 1 million are alcoholics.
Alcoholism is a disease that has the ability to make lives dysfunctional. Alcohol gives an instant kick and short term gratification, followed by long term pain. It is synonymous to diabetes and sugar. People having this metabolic error should abstain from alcohol. There are exceptional cases that successfully quit using their will power. Only 4% people amount to successful use of will power. Alcoholics need educationally structured recovery program in order to achieve sobriety.
For a start, family should stop enabling behaviors and let the person face the natural consequences of drugs and alcohol. Help should only be extended in efforts of quitting drugs. Underlying cause should be identified and resolved for lasting success. People find hope in fellow ship and get inspired by successful quitters. Families should also interact and share as to what works and what doesn’t.
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- Dr. Sadaqat Ali talks about drug addiction in Pakistan
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- Dr. Sadaqat Ali talks about addiction: causes, symptoms and treatment
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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.