Dr. Sadaqat Ali talks about why teenagers take drugs


butnIn this video Dr Sadaqat Ali speaks about why teenagers take drugs. Dr Sadaqat Ali is a renowned addiction psychiatrist and project director of Willing Ways Pakistan 

Teenagers start drugs under many influences including peer pressure, social pressure or domestic stress. Initial stage of using drugs involves certain kind of stress which may include hopelessness regarding life or conflicts with parents. Such issues are certainly higher in teenage. Initial use of any drug had certain impact and increases the chances of hooking up, which later affect education, their relationship with parents and also affect their social life. In teenage usually self-esteem is poor and teens face high criticism which also contributes in initial drug usage. Teenagers mostly experience drug use at some point in their teenage. Drug use in teenage is a fragile matter and we have to take precautionary measures well before time which means to make the undiscussable, discussable at home. Teaching life skills to teenagers not only makes them healthier but also reduces the demand of drugs which proportionally affects the drugs supply as well. Cigarette is a gate way to drugs and is highly active in nature. The need is to teach life skills, stress management skills to children in addition to vocational studies; otherwise the bitter reality of life with drugs would be a failure. Focus on blessings of life and start living life to its fullest. For more learning please view the following link titled as Infidility.

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.