Dr Sadaqat Ali talks about Addiction and Alcoholism



This video of Dr Sadaqat Ali contains information on Addiction and Alcoholism. There is another video of Dr Sadaqat Ali on the same topic titled as addiction and alcoholism in Pakistan . Dr Sadaqat Ali is a renowned addiction psychiatrist and project director of Willing Ways Pakistan

For addict and family, it seems impossible to get rid of alcoholism but an important point to mention here is that, an alcoholic not only needs will power but skill power should be accompanied with an added ingredient of support from family. Before helping, family should wind up their own problems, work on their selves, their codependent attitude, gather information related to disease and then take up the project of becoming support in recovery to the loved one. There are basically two parts of alcoholism: quantity of alcohol and drunkenness.

Family should consider this thing that they can’t help while hurting. They should seek help from the professional, and avoid enabling and provoking behavior. They should not make excuses for their ill behavior. Adopt long term approach i.e. give the deadline while warning to quit or decrease alcohol consumption and assess throughout that period and then evaluate after the given time mentioned in the topic Expert Opinion on Alcoholism is a Disease” . Accept the patient with all negatives. Rejection can never bring change; rather it lowers the moral of person.

Alcoholism is a family disease and it affects the whole family. Family should not tolerate the undesirable behaviors because it is like an enabling path for addiction. Begin the treatment with an end in mind. The most important breakthrough to control your or your loved one’s addiction, is a need to come out from the fear, the superstitions and myths. Change the paradigms and cope with fears and phobias 

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.