Dr. Sadaqat Ali talks about domestic violence and abuse against women


butnIn this video Dr. Sadaqat Ali extensively talks about Domestic violence and abuse against woman. There is another video of Dr Sadaqat Ali on the same topic titled Dr. Sadaqat Ali talks about Women Rights. Dr. Sadaqat Ali is a renowned addiction psychiatrist and project director of Willing Ways Pakistan.

After a traumatic and extremely disturbing experience of domestic violence, one’s trust from humanity disappears. You may feel like you cannot be safe or trust anyone especially when the abuse is received from people nearest to you be it your husband, uncle, etc. You begin to fear your own shadow. These individuals therefore do not even try to seek help from elsewhere. The external injuries and hurt are not the only wounds that need healing. Inner wounds are much more deep and in excruciating pain. Attitudinal healing therapy is being practiced all over the world. In Pakistan, a woman has perceives a man as her knight in shining armor who would serve as her protector and guardian. Throughout childhood, girls have been told these fairytales resulting in such beliefs being embedded into them through society. For women of domestic abuse especially acid burn victims, psychological treatment falls into first priority. Plastic surgeries only treat the outer wounds but the grief and agonizing loss inside the woman remain. The distortion of the self-image needs mending. Counseling plays a crucial role when blaming the self and “why me?” questions arise. The concept of ‘letting go’ is brought to light. They are taught to leave the past, let go and move on to the next chapter of their 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.