Helen Redmond Helen Redmond

    Helen is the senior editor of Filter. She has written about nicotine, mental health and drug policy for publications including Al Jazeera, AlterNet, Harper’s and The Influence. As an LCSW, she works with drug users in medical and community mental health settings. An expert on tobacco harm reduction, she provides training and consultation on mental health, nicotine use and THR, and in 2016 organized the first Tobacco Harm Reduction Conference in the US. Helen is also a documentary filmmaker.

    SAMHSA’s Absurd Criteria for Identifying “Stable” Methadone Patients

    For decades, methadone reform advocates have tried to loosen or remove the highly restrictive ...

    Meet a Heavyweight Critic of Drug Courts and Therapeutic Communities

    Dr. Kerwin Kaye is associate professor of Sociology, Feminist, Gender, Sexuality Studies and American ...

    Dismantling NY Mag’s Disgraceful Hit-Job on Vaping

    New York Magazine ran an article this month—in its “Intelligencer” vertical, of all places—with ...

    International Experts Slam World Health Organization’s Deceptive Vaping Release

    The World Health Organization (WHO) published an astonishingly bad Q&A on electronic cigarettes on ...

    The Futile Cruelty of the US-Led Drug War in Afghanistan⁠—What Now?

    A report published last month by the Washington Post—The Afghanistan Papers: A secret history ...

    U-Haul’s Hateful Policy of Barring Nicotine Users From Employment

    U-Haul? More like U-Hate. The ubiquitous moving-and-storage company has made clear that it hates ...