• Krista Roybal, M.D. on Addiction and Recovery: Prevention, Treatment and Solutions

    August 23, 2017

    Krista Roybal photoThe goal this week was to tackle the issue of addiction and substance abuse head on. Richard and Joe welcome back Dr. Krista Roybal, Executive Medical Director of the True Life Center for Wellbeing in the UTC area for the hour. While working in private practice and at top hospitals including Scripps, where she served as Co-Medical Director of the Scripps Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program, Dr. Roybal recognized a need for a more innovative approach to treatment. She developed an approach that combines the warmth and individual attention found in private practice with the collaborative environment and neuro-scientific focus of a medical facility coupled with her personal belief in holistic healing.

    “Seeking help is an act of courage– a commitment on the journey to your authentic self”

    Dr. Roybal founded True Life Center in 2014 with those concepts in mind. She exclusively sees patients in True Life’s Intensive Outpatient Program, where her compassionate, strength-based approach makes her particularly adept at treating complex addiction, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and bipolar disorder. Dr. Roybal also specializes in benzodiazepine and medical detox, psycho-pharmacologic evaluations and medication management. Three years later, True Life Center continues to grow and thrive under Dr. Roybal’s hands-on leadership. As a doctor who has always been fascinated by the narrative of each patients’ life journey, she is proud to have developed a treatment center and a team whose mission is to address and treat an individual’s whole health – mind, body, and spirit.

    Dr. Roybal completed her undergraduate degree at UC San Diego while assisting a doula in over 100 births. She then went on to New York Medical College. While still in medical school she became fascinated with the mind-body connection. Though initially she trained to have a Family Practice specialty, her talents for aiding people to change detrimental behaviors was soon discovered. She went on to specialize in psychiatry at the University of New Mexico and was trained by one of Harvard’s top addiction psychiatrists. She also developed expertise in psychodynamic psychotherapy, attachment theory, women’s mental health, mindfulness meditation and the treatment of anxiety and depression.

    krista roybal on airDr Roybal shares compelling data and statistics re addiction in San Diego county and blunt information about street drugs, the illegal trade and related matters.

    Also joining the show is Brian, 24, a relatively new resident of San Diego who details his substance abuse history which started at age 13. He shares how he began using, his addiction and how he ultimately sought and found the help he needed to get clean despite some bumps in the road. He now resides in a sober living home and has turned his life around. He’s a physical fitness enthusiast who exercises regularly and has a great interest in healthy easting as well. His long-range goal is to work in the recovery field assisting others in need.

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  • Dave Good, Award-Winning Journalist, Educator, and Author

    August 17, 2017
    Listen to Podcast of the Show Richard and Joe welcomed Dave Good, award-winning journalist, educator, and author. Dave is a freelance writer, photojournalist, and restless San Diegan. For over 20 years, he has authored Of Note!, the longest-running pop music column in the nation’s largest-circulated weekly, the San Diego Reader. His writing has appeared in Salon.com, ... Read more
  • Shelita Weinfield and Jessica Empeno of Alzheimer’s San Diego

    August 10, 2017
    Listen to Podcast of the Show This week Richard welcomed Shelita Weinfield and Jessica Empeno of Alzheimer’s San Diego. As President, Shelita brings 30 years’ experience in the local nonprofit world and a deep passion for helping families to her leadership. Shelita is committed to the organization’s legacy as the best local resource for San Diego ... Read more
  • George Mullen, Artist, Writer and Homeless Advocate

    August 3, 2017
    Listen to Podcast of the Show Richard and Joe welcomed George Mullen artist, writer and visionary to discuss his diverse background, San Diego issues, and San Diego’s increasing homeless population. George Mullen is a business owner in downtown San Diego and a principal of StudioRevolution. He is an oil painting artist and writer, as well as a ... Read more
  • Melvyn I. Weiss, Notable Class Action Attorney Fought Giants; Recovered Billions for Holocaust Victims

    July 27, 2017
    Listen to Podcast of the Show Listen to a Bonus Podcast of the Show This week Richard and Joe welcomed Melvyn I. Weiss, a former plaintiffs’ class action attorney who built a new era of legal practice representing shareholders’ interests. In 1965, with Lawrence Milberg he co-founded the Milberg Weiss firm, which ultimately maintained offices throughout the ... Read more
  • Paul Hynes and Phil Lindsley Discuss Elder Financial Abuse and Related Matters

    July 19, 2017
    Listen to Podcast of the Show Richard and Joe welcomed Paul Hynes and Phil Lindsley to discuss elder financial abuse and the legal needs of the elderly. Paul Hynes is President and CEO of HearthStone Private Wealth Management. A Certified Financial Planner, Paul founded Hearthstone in 2006 leaving a successful 22-year career at a large Wall Street ... Read more
  • Joel Grushkin and Alex Goldstein, Real Estate and Cost Segregation Experts

    July 12, 2017
    Richard and Joe welcomed Joel Grushkin, the San Diego Regional Director of Cost Segregation Initiatives (CSI) and Alex Goldstein real estate agent, investor, and principal in over $50 million of land, commercial and residential real estate transactions. Joel Grushkin PhotoJoel Grushkin specializes in an aspect of commercial real estate called cost segregation, which is an IRS-sanctioned ... Read more
  • Bill Koman, Founder of Pedal the Cause

    July 6, 2017
    Listen to Podcast of the Show Bill Koman has been a well-known and highly regarded name in construction, development, and brokerage for 35 years. Chairman and CEO of the Koman Group. Under his leadership, Koman has developed over $1 billion in new projects since 2000 throughout the Midwest region with a portfolio ranging from large ... Read more
  • Ira M. Lechner, San Diego attorney and Founder of Project High Hopes

    June 28, 2017
    Listen to Podcast of the Show Richard and Joe welcomed Ira Lechner a San Diego lawyer who has long been involved in nuclear non-proliferation issues and politics. He has traveled extensively on study tours and for international seminars. Ira Lechner served as Chairman of the Board of the Council for a Livable World from 2008 to ... Read more
  • Gloria Dunn-Violin, Professional Speaker, Workshop Leader and Writer

    June 22, 2017
    Listen to Podcast of the Show Richard and Joe welcomed Gloria Dunn-Violin author of “Revivement: Having a Life After Making a Living”. Gloria Dunn-Violin is a voice for the issues of retirement and aging. She has coined the new word revivement™ for a new philosophy for your second half of life. “ReVivement: Having a Life After ... Read more
  • Jason Kruger, Founder and President of Signature Analytics

    June 14, 2017
    Listen to Podcast of the Show Richard and Joe welcomed back Jason Kruger, Founder and President of Signature Analytics, a local San Diego Accounting firm that specializes in bookkeeping, financial consulting services, and outsourced accounting. The senior management team at Signature Analytics consists of people who each have a minimum of ten years experience in the ... Read more