Kastalia Medrano

    Kastalia is Filter‘s deputy editor. She previously worked at a number of other media outlets and wouldn’t recommend the drug coverage at any of them. She also works with drug users in NYC and drug checkers in North Carolina to track hyperlocal supply changes, and is part of a xylazine wound care team operated by the Urban Survivors Union. She uses meth daily and other drugs sometimes.

    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 ...

    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 ...