Dr. Sadaqat Ali talks about human brain vs animal brain

butnIn this video Dr. Sadaqat Ali gives his insight about human  brain vs animal brain. Dr. Sadaqat Ali is a renowned addiction psychiatrist and project director of Willing Ways Pakistan.

In this video Dr. Sadaqat Ali proposes the idea that human brain is composed of different parts and some parts of brain relates to animals. Human brain includes the brains of prey and predator’s including that of lizards, monkeys, frogs or lions. Regions of the brain that are below from the eye level are considered as animal brain while the upper part (cerebral cortex) is termed as human brain. Animal brain is reactive and instinctive in nature. It helps in human survival, people eat when they feel hungry, drink when feel thirsty, go to bed when feel sleepy while human brain operates proactively with intellect. It helps in reasoning, problem solving, making decisions and strategies. Human brain allows us to develop habits. In contrast, addictions promote the use of animal brain. When people negate their human brain, animal brain takes over and then individuals react emotionally.

 In order to make our life healthy, it is important to support our human brain. Cultivating healthy habits is one way to strengthen our human brain. For example, exercise, taking appropriate sleep and diet, controlling yourself while shopping, drinking plenty of water. Deciding limits before doing anything and executing the same in all domains of life can also be very essential.

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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.