Plan of action and being expressive is the key to success.
Dr. Sadaqat Ali opens his discussion by shedding light on the mental maps and winning traits of a person fighting addiction. Such a person should be practical, not reactive. He/she should have the right priorities in life and treat everyone equally, keeping an eye on results and outcomes. Apart from that, he/she should be a good listener, a team player, and a consistent learner.
These traits should be incorporated at earliest possible because the upcoming future is unpredictable-paced, that comprises of additional stress and dangerous addictions. When stuck in addiction, instead of resorting to home-cooked ideas, resort to professional help. Moreover, nicotine addiction shouldn’t be underestimated. Like heroin and overeating, quitting nicotine cigarettes demand no less effort.
Manipulation is an addict’s weapon. One should mentally detach from the addict and never be spell bound by the addict. Mindfulness helps in this state. Convincing efforts on the part of the addict are superficial. He/she cannot quit using willpower. Dr. Sadaqat reveals an eye-opening fact that only 4% people are successful in using willpower. Other 16% keep striving and keep relapsing. 80% don’t have willpower.
Addicts should be practically involved by assigning the tasks of researching and extracting the information on addiction hazards and default future. Plan of action and being expressive is the key to success.
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.