Kastalia Medrano

    Kastalia is Filter‘s deputy editor. She’s previously worked for outlets including Newsweek and VICE, and is also a peer worker at a syringe program in Brooklyn where she field-tests low-income New Yorkers for hepatitis C and navigates their treatment. She uses meth.

    In Hamilton, Ontario, a Safe Supply Program Inches Forward

    A small safe supply program in Hamilton, Ontario, is expanding. It has no funding, ...

    CDC Total Recorded Overdose Deaths Pass 1 Million

    A few weeks ago when the CDC announced we’d passed 100,000 recorded overdose deaths ...

    Court-Ordered Into AA? You Could Use The Satanic Temple Instead.

    Two-and-a-half years after a bad relationship left her homeless, and 16 months after Child ...

    The Annual “Halloween Candy or Edibles” Lie: Special COVID Edition

    Because it is October, attorneys general across the country are participating in the annual ...

    “Never Use Alone”: Free 24-Hour Hotline Expands Across New England

    The Never Use Alone Massachusetts hotline has become Never Use Alone New England, consolidating ...

    For Maine’s Church of Safe Injection, a Bittersweet Legalization

    On September 17, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention authorized a Maine syringe ...

    Harm Reduction Is for Eating Disorders, Too

    There must be all kinds of unexplored applications for harm reduction, but the one ...