TED Talk – Everything You Think You Know About Addiction Is Wrong


An opposite of addiction is connection, connection to our culture and environment. 


An interesting journey around the world in quest of finding answer to a question about what addiction is in actual?

This video is made by Ted Talk and is hosted by willing ways video channel. The video is about what in actual addiction in when it comes to our environment and culture.Johann Hari spent three years doing research on war on drugs discovering that addiction is not what we think it is. The above video showed what he discovered during his journey and the conclusions he made out of it. By profession he is a journalist and has been writing for some world’s famous newspapers including the guardian.

Willing Ways (Pvt) Limited is an accredited organization in Pakistan which is known for years helping the families and their loved one who fall prey to the chronic disease of drug addiction. 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 book written by Dr. Sadaqat Ali in which the focus remains on parents role in helping their loved one come out of  addiction. نشے میں کہیں وہ تنہا نہ رہ جائے

Also we have published our new pamphlet helping people understand the disease of addiction, its adverse effects and how to deal with it scientifically نشئی جادوگر ہوتے ہیں

In this Ted Talk the speaker talks about the role of an environment in making someone an addict. Our culture is designed in such a way that we are prone to all sorts of addiction be that a Smartphone addiction or eating or shopping. The speaker focuses on how disconnection is a major factor in our society that brings many to fall prey to addiction. Our connections according to speaker are like a parody of human connection.  Very rightly said by the speaker that the opposite of addiction is connection. Also an important point is to get to know, how an addict is being responded individually, socially and politically. During the talk the speaker shares his journey in various parts of the world in quest of finding the answer of what addiction is and how the environment effects. He shared how people from different parts of the world see addiction through their experiments and observation.

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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.