This video of Dr Sadaqat Ali contains information on “Functionality of brain during Drug addiction”. There is another video of Dr Sadaqat Ali on the same topic Controlling Drug Addiction . Dr Sadaqat Ali is a renowned addiction psychiatrist and project director of Willing Ways Pakistan
Dr Sadaqat Ali signifies that getting stressed is our old habit. A habit that is 1000 years old which takes us back to the times when human were used to live in jungles. Time, when the only problem existed was to protect oneself from beasts. The two main approaches that humans adopted at that time were, fight or flight. In both the scenarios what we most needed was the muscular energy. Amygdala, a walnut sized part of our brain gets into action very fast as part of a learned pattern 1000 years ago, when the problems were very limited and the solution was either to fight or flight, though our problems now a day are more analytical. Nature has given us two systems GO system and KNOW system. Know means to think, analyze and look for solution whereas go means to fight or flight or being muscular. We need to maintain balance between these two. Important point is to learn the stress management skills. There is another video on the same topic titled as Controlling Drug Addiction
He also indicates that people usually start taking drugs to reduce their emotional pain, reaching out to the professionals could help them in this regard. Dr Sadaqat also highlights the importance and benefits of feeling language. Along with the technological advancement, researches have also taken a leap beyond and one can learn stress free style within a week if someone seriously wants so.
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.