The Evolution of Gambling – a Historical Review

Many factors influence who gambles, mainly social/economic, but also ease of access.  A recent article in business insider does a good job of going over the history (such as it is) of gambling. In a nut-shell, gambling is a concept that is not native to most...

The cost of hidden addictions to US businesses

In a recent article by CNN, a cost of addictive behavior to was revealed. After the economists were done, the true cost to US businesses was evaluated at a staggering $10 Billion. This actually only covers opioid abuse passed through the medical system – the...

Addiction in Prisions

I work with the Kairos prison ministry, and go to jails to talk to prisoners if they are interested. I’m a big fan of the success of the program – prisons track “recidivism” as opposed to true reincarnation, the main difference being recidivism...