Helen Redmond

    Helen is Filter‘s senior editor and a multimedia journalist. She is on the methadone, vaping and nicotine train. Helen is also a filmmaker. Her two documentaries about methadone are Liquid Handcuffs and Swallow THIS. As an LCSW, she has worked with people who use drugs for over two decades. Helen is an adjunct assistant professor and teaches a course about the War on Drugs at NYU. She lives in Harlem.

    No Drug Education: The Rise and Fall of DARE

    Praised by politicians, parents and presidents, police officers taught DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) ...

    Can Methadone Vans Deliver the Goods?

    A long white van, stocked with clear plastic cups and a machine that dispenses ...

    Pop-up Overdose Prevention Tent an Act of Defiance and Love

    On International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, in an act of civil disobedience, ...

    Watch: “Utter Rubbish”—Powerhouse Vape Activist Demands Voice

    Judy Gibson is a pistol—one of the fiercest, most unapologetic tobacco harm reduction advocates ...

    Watch: Stigma Hampers Recruitment for Nicotine Research

    Dr. Paul Newhouse has been studying nicotine for three decades, but it’s only in ...

    Big Vape: Netflix Docuseries Flips the Narrative on Juul

    I was prepared to hate-watch the new Netflix limited docuseries, Big Vape: The Rise ...