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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Libraries

Mission: Erowid Center's mission is to provide and facilitate access to objective, accurate, and non-judgmental information about plants, chemicals, technologies, and related issues that affect the mind, body, and culture. Erowid Center supports and trains libraries, publishers, and other information distributors on issues related to these fields. It is Erowid Center's goal to support medical, legal, scientific, academic, and independent experts in developing and publishing related resources.

Target demographics: Students, educators, researchers, medical professionals, and anyone seeking facts and information about psychoactive plants and drugs.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 18 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.

Community Stories

1150 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Erowid is undoubtedly one of the longest running and most reliable sources of information about medications, pharmaceuticals and other mind altering substances. Untouched by corporate interests, it's served in its purpose honestly and faithfully since the dawn of the internet and deserves all the praise I can muster.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Very good and broad information containing photos, references and also precautions. Highly recommended.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Erowid has played a positive and informative role in my life and the lives of many friends my entire adult life. Without their honest and clear documentation, various myths and misconceptions about dose, composition, and effects would have persisted in an otherwise well-educated and appropriately skeptical community. Their information averted some mistaken plans which could have led to catastrophic consequences. It is not hyperbolic to assert that people personally known to me are alive, not imprisoned, and not institutionalized in part due to Erowid's efforts. These are people who have gone on to fulfilling, successful, and noble careers in a variety of professional fields. Erowid is pro-knowledge and pro-intelligence. We desperately need more such humanistic entities in a world wrecked by ignorance, fear, and pettiness.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Immensely useful information that focuses on harm reduction and real-world information. No scare tactics of "everything is bad" or naive "everything is good." Q&A responses are thoughtful and respectful, citations are plentiful, and they have fostered a great community of safety-minded individuals, with research and knowledge as a common core. Whenever I'm doing research on this subject, Erowid is always the first site I visit.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Incredible website, huge amount of information, and an incredible community.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Erowid provides accurate and unbiased information regarding substances that alter perception. It helps me to decide for myself whether they are safe through analysis of research, law, news, and many other sources. If all recreational substance users read Erowid, there would be a marked drop in harm from all drugs.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great harm reduction site. Easy navigation. This site has saved my life several times.

Megalano M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Very good information source with lots of interesting trip reports. :)

Client Served

Rating: 5

Erowid is one of the best harm reduction web pages. Despite the site's old appearance, it is very easy to find information about almost anything. Thanks Erowid!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I feel confident this sites has prevented many traumatic experiences, trips to the hospital and even deaths. The curated sources range from scientific experts to end-user experience reports. The warnings on common problems such as critical/small dosing, adulterants, and the actual report of the analyses contents of some drugs carry more weight from this source than from a governmental or traditional news source. Whenever I see a sensational headline involving some drug, Erowid is my first resource to get a breadth of information from a single trusted source.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

No hysteria and no fan-boy hype, just facts and user reviews. I am sure that this valuable resource has saved lives and psyches. I have visited many other information and harm reduction sites and none compares to Erowid in the breadth and depth of their information.