This video of Dr Sadaqat Ali contains information on “Controlling Drug Addiction”. There is another video of Dr Sadaqat Ali on the same topic Functionality of brain during drug addiction . Dr Sadaqat Ali is a renowned addiction psychiatrist and project director of Willing Ways Pakistan .

Controlling and prevention are two different things. We need to design a program similar to polio prevention program to control drug addiction. Usually alcoholism and drug addictions are found in those families who are more tolerant. They are basically nice and patient people. They keep on tolerating addictive behaviors from the addict and try to handle him with softness and eventually result into dysfunctional families. To control drug addiction, try to discipline the addict rather than tolerating his fanatic behaviors. Family should avoid provoking conversation and enabling. They should get a help from expert doctor or from any relative who knows about addiction.  Family should not feel embarrass because either we can solve the problem or we can hide it. There is another video on the same topic titled as Dealing with an Addict

There are few signs of addiction: i) low academic grades ii) suspicious friends iii) rude attitude with parents iv) no self respect. There is another video on the same topic titled as Addictive behaviour. Stress is root cause of many primary diseases like diabetes, depression, anxiety, etc., that can lead to suicide.  Stress also aggravates the genetic diseases. It is also one of the three factors that lead to addiction. Other two are depression and anger. Meditation helps in stress management. Further we need to activate our “know system” in frontal lobe to deal with stress.

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.