Dr. Sadaqat Ali talks about Dealing with an addict


This video of Dr Sadaqat Ali contains information on “Dealing with an Addict”. Dr Sadaqat Ali is a renowned addiction psychiatrist and project director of Willing Ways Pakistan 

In the beginning of treatment, addict resists accepting the reality, shows hostility but with continuous efforts, family can break the denial. First phase for family is to educate themselves about addiction. There is another video on the same topic titled as Alcoholism in Pakistan. They should get training from the treatment center that how to bring the patient into treatment with his willingness. Family can also search about this disease on internet. It is usually seen that families hide this problem when it’s the best time to take help from people around them. They need to do their shame healing for that. Addictions are of various types. There are notorious addictions like drug addiction, gambling, alcoholism. Some are neutral addictions like workolism, over eating and some are secret addictions like extreme religious activities.  To get rid of all sorts of addictions, there is a need to have will power that is actually skill power. Will power comes when one is able to get full control over his moods and that comes from learning skills like assertiveness, crucial conversation, intervention, etc . If you want to change the addicted behaviors of a patient, change the drawback, change the home environment. Be responsible, set priorities, create win-win situation, listen attentively and keep yourself updated to become a successful person . 

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.