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.

    A Harm Reduction Guide for Parents of Teens Who Vape

    The panic around teenagers who vape was ratcheted up a level last month, when ...

    Philippines Harm Reductionists Share Their Vision Amid a Murderous Drug War

    “It has never been about drugs. It has always been about people.” That’s the ...

    By Ignoring Vaping, Mental Health Orgs Abandon Vulnerable Smokers

    Recently, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) came out in ...

    Asia Has a Smoking Epidemic—But Also Incredible Harm Reduction Innovations

    The second Asia Harm Reduction Forum convened in Manila on November 14. Organized by ...

    “I Was Just Ignorant”—World-Renowned Vaping Researcher on His Dramatic Conversion

    Dr. Riccardo Polosa is professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Catania, Italy, and ...

    “Organizing Through Pain”—Harm Reduction Leaders Address Race and Structural Violence

    A panel session titled “Organizing Through Pain and Policy: Multiracial Organizing in the Opioid ...

    In Defense of Juul, After the Latest Media Hit-Piece

    The media frenzy against Juul, the US market leader in vaping products, is on ...

    The War on Nicotine Pits Prejudice Against Public Health

    There’s a war on nicotine. And just like the War on Drugs in general, ...