Alcohol Abuse – Think before you drink

Satyamev Jayate – Amir Khan Show

Alcoholism is not a character flaw rather it is a disease.


Satyamev Jayate is an Indian television show hosted by a famous movie actor Mr Aamir Khan. This show addresses the social issues as well as the possible solutions to it. Here in Pakistan willing ways video channel proudly hosts this episode on Alcohol Abuse.

Willing ways (Pvt) Limited is an Accredited organization in Pakistan who is known for years helping the families and their loved one who fall prey to the chronic disease of Alcoholism. We at Willing Ways provide the international Standard treatment and are known for our results not only in Pakistan but across the borders as well.

Please read the following pamphlet produced by willing ways (Pvt) Ltd in accordance to spreading awareness about the harmful effects of drinking among the different masses of the society Harmful Drinking – The mystery unfolds

Also read the recent article relevant to the topic written by Dr.Sadaqat Ali (CEO, Willing Ways Pakistan) titled Alcohol Hangover: Hanging over the commode or what?

In this episode Mr Amir Khan has brought into lime light the much neglected taboo topic of Alcoholism. In the beginning a real life example named Mr Vijha Simha shares his journey from being an Alcoholic to a well known name in the field of Journalism. Mr Vijha shares his sentiments helping us understand how devastating an Alcohol use can be. The second part of the video contains a professional’s point of view including Dr Ashish Deshpandey, a known psychiatrist who has been working on alcoholism for a long time. Dr Ashish starts with clearing the misconception about alcoholism being a habit rather a disease. He indicates the role of genes and how genetic deficiency leads from being a user to becoming an addict. Later in the video he indicates the signs and symptoms that indicate your love one is pushing himself into trouble and that he/she needs help. In answering a question regarding the treatment Dr Pandey indicates that the real challenge is not about stopping to drink rather it’s about staying sober. Third part of the episode contains a story of a recovery patient from Alcohol Anonymous who was into alcoholism for 40 years and finally managed to get out of the vicious cycle of Alcoholism. Followed by this, a country’s famous poet and author, Mr Javed Akhtar, shares his part of the great inspirational story when he had to fight with this chronic disease and finally he managed to defeat it. In the last part of the episode, a father shares the story of how his teenage only son became victim of someone else’s mistake and has to pay the price by giving up his 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.

Following are some of Dr Sadaqat Ali’s TV appearances:

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.