Helen Redmond

Watch: Exploring the Overlooked Benefits of Nicotine

Dr. Paul Newhouse has been researching nicotine for over 30 years. He’s been doing this since long before nicotine became…

September 29, 2023

Afghanistan’s Poppy Ban May Fail. Its Success Could Bring Global Crisis.

For decades, the war-torn country of Afghanistan has been the world’s largest producer of illicit opiates (opium, heroin and morphine).…

August 30, 2023

Watch: Former Methadone Clinic Director Slams Culture of Cruelty

One of the most intriguing emails I have ever received hit my inbox in 2021. This, in part, is how…

August 7, 2023

Watch: Denmark’s “Vaping Evangelist” Tells His Story

When I interviewed Kim Dabelstein Petersen in the back of an empty midtown-Manhattan coffee shop, he had just attended a…

July 31, 2023

Did ASAM Fight to Limit Federal Methadone Reform Bill?

The American Society for Addiction Medicine (ASAM) successfully fought to prevent expansion of methadone prescribing to a wide range of…

July 25, 2023

Global Forum on Nicotine Remains Crucial to Harm Reduction

The Global Forum on Nicotine (GFN) has just been held for the 10th time. It’s been a helluva decade! GFN…

July 6, 2023

Watch: A Documentary About Schizophrenia and Vaping

Does anyone care that people with schizophrenia spectrum disorders have devastatingly high rates of smoking? Research has found the prevalence…

June 21, 2023

Whiteout: A Searing Analysis of Racial Capitalism and Opioids

Does the world really need another book that examines the opioid-involved overdose crisis? There’s no shortage of tomes devoted to…

May 11, 2023

Heated Tobacco Products Help People Quit Smoking, Even Unintentionally

People who smoke switched entirely to using safer heated tobacco products when provided with them, found an important new study—even…

April 19, 2023

Our Film Tour Is Exposing Methadone Clinics’ Cruelty

Swallow THIS: A Documentary About Methadone and COVID-19 is currently on tour nationwide. Marilena Marchetti and I made the film…

April 14, 2023