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.

    As New Zealand Cigarette Taxes Climb, So Do Harms to Poor and Indigenous Smokers

    When it comes to taxing cigarettes, there’s rarely any opposition from lawmakers. “Sin taxes,” ...

    Mexico Supreme Court Nixes Import Ban on “Heat-Not-Burn” Harm Reduction Products

    On July 16, Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that heated tobacco products (HTP), sometimes known ...

    Why a Menthol Cigarette Ban Cannot Be the Answer

    It’s Been A Long Time Coming…A Long Time Coming…But I Know A Change is ...

    The Methadone Manifesto: A Powerful Blow Against the Clinic System

    The Methadone Manifesto is a brilliant, badass, long-overdue gut punch to the antiquated US ...

    One Year Into COVID, Methadone Deliveries Show the Way Forward

    Created in the spring of 2020, the New York City Methadone Delivery System (MDS) ...

    Study Shows How Much Vapes Can Help Smokers With Schizophrenia

    A groundbreaking study from Italy with adults who have schizophrenia spectrum disorders found that ...

    Boston’s “Methadone Mile” and the Wars on Drug Users, Unhoused People

    Four gentrifying Boston neighborhoods—Roxbury, Dorchester, the South End and South Boston—collide and form the ...