Dr. Sadaqat Ali talks about addiction: causes, symptoms and treatment


butnIn this video Dr. Sadaqat Ali speaks about Addiction. There is another video on the same topic titled Dr. Sadaqat Ali talks about drug addiction in Pakistan. Dr. Sadaqat Ali is a renowned addiction psychiatrist and project director of Willing Ways Pakistan.

Addiction is considered as one the major problems in Pakistan for which there are very few proper treatment centers available in Pakistan. Willing ways and Sadaqat clinic both treat the patients scientifically designed to meet the needs for the treatment of this disease. Addiction is a condition in which a person develops bio-psycho-social dependence on any mood altering substance. There are two types of addictions, chemical and non-chemical addiction. Chemical addiction includes the dependence on substance like heroin, cocaine, alcohol and other related chemicals. On the other hand non chemical addiction includes dependence on any substance like food, internet, gambling etc.

Patient suffering from this disease are usually self centered and require proper help from the professionals. People usually start taking the drugs because of curiosity and especially parties are risky places where people usually start the use of the drugs. Families treat such patients by either enabling them or with disrespect. People suffering from the disease have no control over their problem and hence be handled with respect. Parents are encouraged to meet the needs of the children who are in addiction but should not fulfill their wants. In order to bring the patients into the treatment proper intervention programs are designed. A positive note about the disease is that with the help of proper assistance from qualified professionals this disease is manageable and people can live a drug free life.

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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.