Category Archives: Willing Ways Articles

Alcohol in the Human Body: An Odyssey!

Alcohol in the Human Body | An Odyssey

Dr. Sadaqat Ali: Unlike anything else we eat, alcohol is absorbed differently, is eliminated differently, and affects us all in a different way as well. More information on all of these issues means better decisions when it comes to drinking. We all drink water and it is important to us. We know its significance, but[…]

Are More Intelligent People More Likely to be Alcoholics?

Are More Intelligent People More Likely to be Alcoholics?

Are smarter people more likely to harm themselves with drugs and alcohol? Dr. Kanazawa has reissued his assertion that more intelligent people binge drink and get drunk more, according to the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health).  The following data from that study relate childhood IQ to binge drinking and drunkenness: “Very dull” Add Health respondents (with childhood IQ[…]

Dealing with addicts taking a lethal combination of Cocaine and Alcohol

Dealing with addicts taking a lethal combination of Cocaine and Alcohol

This article is from a video by Dr. Sadaqat Ali, titled: “Dealing with addicts taking a lethal combination of Cocaine and Alcohol” Mixing drugs have never been a good idea. People mostly mix the drugs that are opposite in nature to overcome the effects produced by one drug. Most people take a combination of cocaine and alcohol as cocaine is a stimulant[…]

Teach Your Teen About Alcohol

Teach Your Teen About Alcohol

One in five teens will get into a car with a driver who has been drinking. You might think high school drinking is probably harmless. But consider these numbers. In a 2015 survey of U.S. high schoolers by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 18 percent reported downing five or more drinks in a two-hour stretch—in other words,.binge drinking. Almost[…]

Harmful Drinking the Mystery unfolds: Dr. Sadaqat Ali

Harmful Drinking the Mystery unfolds: Dr. Sadaqat Ali

Alcohol is a Selectively Addicting Drug. A nightmare for some. Dr. Sadaqat Ali Most of us have been exposed to alcohol at one time or another. Drinking is in fashion all around. What we don’t realize is that alcohol is a selectively addictive drug. For most drinkers alcohol is a harmless social beverage. But an estimated 10%[…]

An Interview with Dr. Sadaqat Ali on the Issue of Alcoholism

An Interview with Dr. Sadaqat Ali on the Issue of Alcoholism

Most alcoholics don’t even know they have a problem. So what are the signs of alcoholism and when should you, as a family member, start worrying that you might have a problem? Joining us to answer these questions is Dr. Sadaqat Ai. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College, Karachi, and is a recognized[…]

Alcohol Hangover: Hanging over the commode or what?

Alcohol Hangover | Hanging over the commode or what?

Some people wake up “the morning after the drinking” with a throbbing headache, a sick nauseous stomach, and a fluffy tongue. Veisalgia is the little-known medical term for this condition, but the rest of us call it a hangover. Why is it called a hangover? While some believe it refers to “hanging over” the commode,[…]

Escaping or Accepting?

Escaping or Accepting?

On accepting your feelings, rather than attempting to escape. As far as I’m aware, there has been no time in the history of the human race when the majority of human beings attempted to accept their feelings rather than escape them. Escape is a natural way of avoiding pain and unpleasantness. This technique works for short-term relief, but it[…]

The Dopamine Reward System: Friend or Foe?

The Dopamine Reward System Friend or Foe? | Willing Ways

Getting dopamine from your best connections not your worst vices. Dopamine is trending as the most popular neurotransmitter. And why not? There are days I think it rules the world or at least the day-to-day activities of my friends and family. The craving you have when you smell the coffee brewing in the morning—thank dopamine. That elation you feel[…]

Does Addiction Recovery Require a Change in Consciousness?

Does Addiction Recovery Require a Change in Consciousness?

Change is possible. If you need help with substance abuse, seek it. Does Addiction Recovery Require a Change in Consciousness? For the last ten days, I’ve been at conferences hosted by Yale University and the University of Helsinki. With my colleagues in the field of consciousness studies, we’ve been discussing change—in particular, how much change[…]

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