Erowid Center

Rating: 4.92 stars   866 reviews

Issues: Mental Health, Education

Location: PO Box 1116 Grass Valley CA 95945 USA

Mission: Erowid Center’s mission is to develop and provide access to accurate information about psychoactive drugs in order to educate, improve health, and encourage beneficial cultural reform.
Results: We provide information about psychoactive plants and drugs to more than 15 million people each year, including students, educators, researchers, and medical professionals.
Target demographics: Students, educators, researchers, medical professionals, and anyone seeking facts and information about psychoactive plants and drugs.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 15 million visitors to our online information.
Geographic areas served: World-wide, Internet
Programs: Erowid.org, Experience Reports, New Drug Tracking & Monitoring, Drug Education, Research Improvement, Ecstasydata Laboratory Testing, Wisdom Cycle Project, Document Library & Archiving.

2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

5 people found this review helpful

As a biomedical major, Erowid helps me fully understand the pharmacokinetics and chemistry of the substances that I refer to others. I encourage everyone to check this website out. I have been using it since 2007. Great nonprofit website that stays true to itself and offers quality information.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

change nothing.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Erowid

Has always been the wiki-thority on entheogenic and inebriant experiences, for myself, and for everyone I know who is an avid researcher.

The beauty lies within simplicity. This is why it has been so easy to bring so many into a fairly solid knowledge of the experiences they wish to understand! They are reading about people, just like them, who are living their lives to advance the knowledge of our Human Race! What greater calling?

I will *always* go to erowid as my first and final authority on Drug Experience and culture, considering they at Erowid have been so kind (read "professional) as to include some of the most highly regarded scholarly efforts on the subject of "drugs".

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I am a cautious and limited user of psychoactives - I joke to people that my drugs of choice are caffeine and sucrose, because I think it's important to open a conversation about just how uneven the opinions are of mild-altering substances. Erowid has saved the lives of people that I care about as well as total strangers, because it gives such clear and accessible information about such a wide range of substances, and allows me to help people explore what might be appropriate for casual or recreational use, what needs to be approached cautiously, and not just 'what' ought to be avoided and advocated against, but 'why' - and because I make it a point of telling people that when I'm in doubt about something, Erowid is where I go? it encourages them to start their own research, which often leads them to new discoveries of art and cultural offerings that they would have missed otherwise.

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1 person found this review helpful

Great website for research and harm reduction, Erowid is always the first website I turn to when doing research on psychoactive substances.

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This is by far the most professional and well kept nonprofit I have ever made use of. The health information that Erowid provides is unbelievably useful for a massive community of individuals all over the world. The plethora of information provided by Erowid is always kept up to date and is focused on ensuring the health of everyone who uses their website. I love Erowid!

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Erowid is a fantastic resource for knowledge on the effects, potency, dosage and risk reduction of thousands of drugs and medicines. It is important because a lot of the knowledge out there is propaganda designed to steer people away from a lot of these substances. The knowledge is vast, ranging from linked studies to harm reduction info, and experience reports.

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1 person found this review helpful

Knowing about the value inherent in certain plants and fungi is the PRICELESS. It's getting easier to find 'garden' variety knowledge, but sometimes more is needed for healing. This sight has been providing this wonderful resources for a decade or so, and I have been repeatedly grateful that they have.

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1 person found this review helpful

Being a pharmacist doubling as a chemical engineering major currently (I'm crazy, I know), I can't say how many times Erowid has been there. The ability to combine and look at my knowledge in reference to both of my fields, while extremely similar, is something I could have never done as easily as with Erowid. I can't thank the center enough for the countless nights and hours spent researching and documenting with their constant addiction to proper documentation and well written nodes on specific chemicals and drugs.

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1 person found this review helpful

Erowid is such an interesting and informative site. I love reading the reports of people's experiences as it provides non-judgmental insight into many different types of drug use.

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1 person found this review helpful

Erowid is a fantastic resource for factual, un-biased information about drugs, spirituality, etc. There are even articles where users report their experiences with several of the discussed topics. Not to mention that not only is this information is important to know, but it is also FREE, and it is graciously compiled into one site makes everything easier. There are few websites on the internet as a whole that offer the staggering amount of information that Erowid does.

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