Dr Sadaqat Ali

Dr Sadaqat Ali

Dr. Sadaqat Ali, a graduate from Dow Medical College, Karachi is a recognized Addiction Psychiatrist with a background of training at HAZELDEN, Minnesota, USA and Vital Smarts. He is the Project Director of Easy Interventions & Willing Ways.

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Free Associations Method

Free association is a technique used in psychoanalysis (and also in psycho dynamic theory) which was originally devised by Sigmund Freud out of the hypnotic method. According to that perspective, all our mind produces has an unconscious root we can reach by means of free association

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Overcoming a Lifelong Battle against Addiction

When you’re suffering from any form of addiction, whether it is drug addiction, alcoholism, food addiction, sex addiction, social media addiction and so on; addiction free life seems to become an impossible goal. However, recovery is never beyond reach, no matter how hopeless your situation seems to be.

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Tough Love

Tough Love is an approach designed to help parents struggling to deal with their addict child. The overall idea behind the tough love approach is for parents to love their troubled addict enough to consistently set firm limits and follow through on appropriate consequences when they are not followed.

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The Counseling Process

In considering the counseling process, think of a beginning, middle and an end each with main areas of focus/tasks. Built upon a solid foundation of relationship, moving forward toward goals a blend of art and of science

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Trauma and Codependency by Darlene Lancer

You can make significant strides in overcoming codependency by developing new attitudes, skills, and behavior. But deeper recovery may involve healing trauma, usually that began in childhood. Trauma can be emotional, physical, or environmental, and can range from experiencing a fire to emotional neglect. Childhood events had a greater impact on you then than they would today, because you didn’t have coping skills that an adult would have. As a consequence of growing up in a dysfunctional family environment, codependents often suffer further trauma due to relationships with other people who may be abandoning, abusive, addicted or have mental illness.

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What Causes Co-dependency?

Codependency is a problem that causes individuals to lose themselves in relationships. Codependents disregard their feelings, needs, and problems while obsessing on the feelings, needs, and problems of others. They possess an inflated sense of responsibility for others and struggle with sustaining healthy boundaries. Thus, they endure relationships as stressful and frequently experience from anxiety, depression, guilt, and resentment.

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Importance of Exercise in Diabetes By Iqra Tariq

For diabetes management regular exercise is very important. If you are diabetic patient, or are at risk of diabetes, then exercise plays an important role in keeping you healthy. A key part of managing diabetes is doing regular exercise along with taking medication as prescribed, stress management and proper meal planning.

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Importance of Family in Substance Abuse Treatment

Intended for family unit & acquaintances of drug and alcohol addicted persons, address the dependence are single of the mainly not easy aspect of serving the addicted personality look for handling. Frequently, in excess of time, every day relations participation has single manage to allow the addict.

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How to Socialize Effectively

In order for a society to have a strong foundation and to stay intact, the ubiquitousness of pleasant and effective social interaction between the inhabitants is imperative. Our interactions not only fulfill our communication needs, but also enable us to carve out rules, regulations, laws, and institutions to live by. These social interactions also help in shaping up the culture, language and tradition at large. They can be verbal and nonverbal.

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My husband does not talk, what do I do?

Dear Dr Sadaqat Ali, I try to talk things out with my husband to reach some consensus, but he keeps backing off. Sometimes he says, ‘I don’t feel like talking about it right now, but ‘later’ never comes.’ At other times, it’s a simple ‘"I don't know, do whatever you want." Or “You always have to have things your way,” and this ends the conversation.

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Denial in Recovery

Addiction takes an influential hold not only on the addicted person, but on their loved ones and family members. Both the addicted person and their loved ones often fight the stigma of addiction because of the old and highly misguided faith that addiction is simply an affair of weak will or weak morality. In order for someone to get help, they have to first know about there is a problem. Sometimes it is the immense pressure from friends and family that finally moves someone to get the help they need.

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How to handle average performers?

Dear Dr. Sadaqat Ali, I head a boutique. I am struggling with two low performers and their irresponsibility for months. We upgraded our software systems several years ago, and they still do not understand how the software works. Their best performance on average lies in medium range, but there is not enough cause to terminate them.

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How to tackle adult temper tantrums?

Dear Dr Sadaqat Ali I am having a hard time dealing with a colleague. He has a big heart and will do anything to help anyone. The problem is his temper. If something does not go his way or someone does not agree with him, he yells and does not care who hears him.

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A Spend Thrift Couple What can you do?

Dear Dr. Sadaqat Ali, My husband and I are in financial distress. We have a budget, but we constantly adjust it to meet our wants and rationalize purchases we can’t afford. For example, we bought a new car without considering whether or not we could afford it. After a few months we realize our “fun car” is a burden, the payments are too high to adjust in our budget and we rarely drive it.

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When a parent needs assistance and does not accept?

Dear Dr. Sadaqat Ali, Many of us in our lives have avoided breakthrough negotiations, not just over weeks and months, but sometimes over years or even decades. I am in a real fix.

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