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Erowid Center

Rating: 4.93 stars   1083 reviews 33,122


PO Box 1116 Grass Valley CA 95945 USA


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


Erowid.org, Experience Reports, New Drug Tracking & Monitoring, Drug Education, Research Improvement, Ecstasydata Laboratory Testing, Wisdom Cycle Project, Document Library & Archiving.

2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

18 people found this review helpful

A no-nonsense, non-judgemental goldmine of information for the curious. Has no doubt saved lives through providing practical information rather than "don't-do-it" advice which will simply be ignored by youngsters in any case.

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Rating: 5 stars  

When you have an empty void in your heart that can only be filled with drugs but are also an extreme hypochondriac, you'll come to realize that a site like Erowid is your best friend. I cannot express how many times this site has saved my life by informing me of the side-effects and/or complications of any drug I decide to ingest. Thank you Erowid.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Without Erowid Center, I personally wouldn't be alive, and I know that there are many others like myself, who have used drugs and had nowhere to turn for reliable and accurate information and experience reports, who would also not be around today without Erowid. Personally I have relied on their website for over 10 years. In that time, their archives have grown exponentially, while their mission has remained the same. No shaming, no self-righteous opinions, just facts and experiences for the people who need it most.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Carries a wealth of knowledge build by experts and it's community alike, over many years. Is and has been a consistent source of unbiased and fact based information about psychoactive substances, in a climate of extreme polarisation and bias. Never encourages drug use, but is a clear proponent for scientific, harm reduction strategies and policies.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Always my first choice when experimenting with my body, mind, and spirit! Always very helpful, non-biased information.

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Rating: 5 stars  

An absolute goldmine of information regarding psychoactive substances of all kinds. Many external links for further reading. Basics for what to expect, chemistry for those with a bit more knowledge for most common substances, and a wealth of personal reports from the occasional user to those struggling with dependency (whether through prescriptions or other less-than-legal aquisitions.) I personally believe it has saved my life by having a place to start with harder drugs other than word of mouth (DXM, Oxycontin, and to a lesser degree psychedelics.) Must read for anyone who wants to be halfway responsible with their drug use.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Erowid has helped me throughout several years of research and studying about psychoactives and psychedelic culture.
If erowid.com didn't exist, we would lose a great amount of knowledge about this ambiguous yet interesting and rewarding world. Please, keep it up guys!

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Rating: 5 stars  

This website can really help ib making you a better individual. You can and will understand alot on substances, as well as on life and the meaning of our existance by reading experiences from people. 11/10 would recommend.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is an amazing resources for everyone who uses drugs or considers using drugs. It has without a doubt saved many lives throughout the years and continues to do so by providing accurate information in a non-judgemental way about drugs. The great thing is, you don't have to do illegal drugs to benefit from this website.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Reliable and incredibly in-depth source of facts without a hidden commercial or judgmental agenda. This non-profit is there for the public good and to make a difference, period. As trusted and credible as it gets.

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