Dr. Sadaqat Ali talks about obsession


butnThis video of Dr Sadaqat Ali contains information on “Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)”. Dr Sadaqat Ali is a renowned addiction psychiatrist and project director of Willing Ways Pakistan 

Most people believe that “there is no cure of obsession” but it’s not true. Dr Sadaqat claims that obsessions can be managed and even individuals can eliminate it. There are several medications that can help. But along with medication, identification of obsession is of utmost importance. Give a reality check to your obsession and ensure whether it is rational or irrational. Either this practice will decrease the severity of obsession or it will lose its power, once individual recognize it as an obsession. Furthermore, people should not entertain their obsession. Entertaining it makes it stronger. People also seek logical excuses and affirmation from others to disapprove their obsession but it is a temporary relief. The solution is to face your fear, which is challenging and requires courage. First step is to see others doing what you get feared of. In this way people compare and attain courage to do it on their own. Despite entertaining your obsession, delaying it can be a useful tactic. Every human has to deal with ANTs (Automatic Negative Thoughts) which are unconscious in nature. Dr. Sadaqat Ali highlights that these ANTs must be challenged. When challenged it won’t influence our mind. Many people who fall under the prey of this disease destroy their careers and sabotage their success. Actually obsessions are prior illusion that needs to be identified and should not be entertained.

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.