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 Brooklyn syringe program where she does outreach hep C testing and navigates people through treatment. She uses meth daily and other drugs sometimes.

    DULF Keeps Distributing Checked Drugs as Health Canada Flags Denial

    On May 4 in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, the Drug User Liberation Front (DULF) distributed ...

    DEA’s Rx Drug Take Back Day Branded Fun for All the Family

    The worst thing I’ve seen suggested at one of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s biannual ...

    The US Gets Its First Free, Rapid Drug-Checking Mail Program

    Traditionally, the conversation around US safe supply consists of saying that we don’t have ...

    Drug Euphoria Is a Good Thing, Actually

    Back before I’d ever heard of harm reduction, I spent a lot of time ...

    BC Has a Safe Supply of Smokable Heroin and No One Can Use It Yet

    For most of the nearly six years British Columbia’s overdose crisis has been declared ...

    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 ...