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.

    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 ...

    There Has to Be a Better Way to Free Methadone

    I had a gut feeling there would be gaslighting, but I didn’t think it ...