Author Archives: Ravikumar Bhalavat, M.D.

About Ravikumar Bhalavat, M.D.

Dr. Bhalavat is Board Certified in General Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, and provides inpatient evaluation and consultation services at the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital, Maryland Recovery Partners, and Citizens Care & Rehabilitation Center. Dr. Bhalavat’s background includes treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia spectrum disorders, bipolar disorder, substance abuse and dementia.

  • Overcoming Negative Thinking Patterns
    January 11, 2022
    Healthy Living

    Overcoming Negative Thinking Patterns

    It’s normal to have negative thoughts sometimes. We all experience moments where we may think the worst of a person, a situation, or even ourselves. These negative thinking patterns...
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  • How Can Acudetox Help During Detox?
    November 5, 2021
    Addiction Recovery

    How Can Acudetox Help During Detox?

      The detox stage of addiction recovery is one of the most essential—a vital precursor to any forms of treatment that follow. This can be an intensely difficult process...
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  • EMDR In Addiction Recovery: Who Can Benefit?
    October 21, 2021
    Addiction Recovery

    EMDR In Addiction Recovery: Who Can Benefit?

    Although it can be frustrating to those just starting out on their journey, there’s no one true path to recovery from substance use disorder. Depending on who you are,...
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  • Ways To Improve Your Life In Addiction Recovery
    August 27, 2021
    Addiction Recovery

    Ways To Improve Your Life In Addiction Recovery

    Different people define addiction recovery in different ways. No matter what it means on a personal level, it is important to clarify that recovery is about the journey to...
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  • The Dangers of Long-Term Suboxone Use
    August 20, 2021
    Prescription Drugs

    The Dangers of Long-Term Suboxone Use

    As the opioid epidemic was worsened over the years, the need for opioid addiction recovery methods has also increased. According to the 2018 NSDUH Annual National Report, a whopping...
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  • A Closer Look at Personality Disorders and Addiction
    August 5, 2021
    Mental Health

    A Closer Look at Personality Disorders and Addiction

    Those with personality disorders are often painted in books, movies, TV shows, and even news articles as unstable, manipulative, cold/calculating, and even “evil.” While a logical and rational person...
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  • When Trauma and Addiction Are Linked
    June 11, 2021
    Mental Health

    When Trauma and Addiction Are Linked

    Trauma and addiction are ever-growing issues in our country and the link between them is now more prominent than ever. Addiction usually does not just begin on its own...
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