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.

    Methadone Clinics Step Up Their Backlash Against Reform

    The members of the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) are ...

    The FDA’s Unconscionable Campaign to Destroy Juul 

    Shock and disbelief. That’s what ripped through the tobacco harm reduction community when the ...

    NZ Hospital Leads the Way by Giving Vapes to Patients Who Smoke

    The Whanganui District Health Board (DHB) has announced that its hospital on New Zealand’s ...

    “Gone With the Smoke”—San Francisco Harm Reductionist Talks Vapes

    Jason Norelli is a harm reduction navigation manager at Glide in San Francisco. I interviewed ...

    Vaping Works Better Than Nicotine Patches for Pregnant Smokers

    A new study published in Nature Medicine found that pregnant smokers were more likely ...

    The Methadone Clinic System Needs Abolition, Not a Tepid Reform Bill

    Peter Vanderkloot’s groundbreaking article—Methadone: Medicine, Harm Reduction or Social Control—hit me hard. As a ...

    Vapes and Methadone: An All-Round Harm Reduction Story

    Danielle Russell is a third-year PhD student at Arizona State University, and a co-investigator ...

    Taliban Announces Cruel Poppy Ban During Afghan Harvest Season

    What’s that time-worn saying about doing the same thing over and over and expecting ...

    The Tenderloin Suffers Under Another Inhumane Crackdown

    “The Tenderloin is a beautifully complicated area. It’s rich in all sorts of intersecting ...