Erowid Center

Rating: 4.92 stars   890 reviews

Issues: Education

Location: PO Box 1116 Grass Valley CA 95945 USA

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.
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

8 people found this review helpful

This website is the collective data of all mind altering substances. The data they provide is very helpful and accurate. The best feature is the 1000's of experience reports, written by those who've experienced the substance's effects firsthand. One a personal note, this website has saved me from consuming substances that would not have had any benefit to me. "Knowledge is the power to make a choice" could be a good motto for this site!

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Erowid is such an amazing resource to have. I remember when I first discovered it I was completely shocked to find there were such intelligible substance users (not abusers) whom shared all of their experiences and decades of knowledge and research and had it all compiled into one easily accessible webspace. Many, many substance users are completely ignorant and like to claim they know everything about a substance when in fact they know nothing. I once had someone tell me they took a hydrocodone pill with 325 mg of hydrocodone. I laughed, very hard. it was in fact a hydrocodone/acetaminophen combination. 325 mg acetaminophen and I believe 5 mg hydrocodone. 325 mg would have them dead. Anyway I am fortunate along with many other smart users to have this website available, I have learned much valuable information and if I come across a substance I am unsure of, I am able to look it up on erowid and avoid taking an unknown substance that I have no knowledge about. Also it has helped me avoid taking many substances that I would have likely not found enjoyable, it is great to have the experience reports available and to learn from others mistakes, although it seems most of erowid's users are quite intelligent. Erowid also posts contraindications, for example if an experience report talks about someone having driven a vehicle while under the influence, erowid's administrators will not that it is not wise to drive while under the influence of any substance. Thank you Erowid for your generous contribution to our community and for allowing us the resource to keep our experiences safe and pleasant.

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1 person found this review helpful

Erowid is the most phenomenally useful website for information on any mind-altering substance, whether it be pharmaceutical, spiritual or recreational. It provides the most accurate, unbiased and helpful information to help you protect yourself and your friends from coming to harm from a substance. I would recommend this website until I couldn't recommend anymore.

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2 people found this review helpful

This website has been apart of my life for many years. I have used the information on the site for many different avenues of my life. The experience and wealth of knowledge is invaluable. As a maturing adult without many reliable sources this site helped me find myself and place in the world. They have introduced me to the many pioneers and forerunners. This site is simply amazing. It was also quite nice to hear them speak at Sasha's service.

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Very curative and curiously tempting even at 71 yrs. I sent it to my psychologist to read the street version of Ritalin's miracles.

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Erowid is my N.1 information site when it comes to psychoactive substances, having always provided me with the most acurate information about every imaginable substance + countless extremely usefull users revieuws.

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2 people found this review helpful

I am a high school student writing an essay on the effects of drugs on the mind and body. Someone pointed me in the direction of this website and it has given me so much information that will be very useful for not only the essay. It definitely exceeded what i expected out of a website about mind altering substances. I appreciate the work they are achieving by creating an opportunity to be educated about these things because it is rare that you can find non-bias information on the subject because a lot of people find it to be very taboo.

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2 people found this review helpful

I have been reading information from erowid for over 7 years, they have never led me astray. The site has changed my life forever, helping me to make informed decisions and I have learned priceless life lessons from the 1000s of reports I've read over the years. I haven't used a single resource on the Web for ANY topic more than I've used erowid.
I sometimes wonder how many lives have been saved by this sites accurate information, and ease of access.
I believe it's truly a magnificent achievement of mankind.

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1 person found this review helpful

This website is filled with plenty of reviews and information on a vast database of medicine and drugs, with easy access to all articles.

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3 people found this review helpful

I found this website at age 14 after having tried marijuana. It opened up a whole new window of knowledge that helped me to make informed decisions about my substance use, including the decision to put off trying harder drugs until I was 18. To this day I still refer people who are making their decisions about substances based on here say, propaganda or complete ignorance. Erowid is doing the community a service by far.

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