Erowid Center

Rating: 4.92 stars   888 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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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Erowid has become something of a second home to me in the last few weeks.
A vast well of information on the human mind and body, a resource tool. A feel a great sense of connection. Reading other users experiences and stories. Without erowid I firmly believe the world would be a worse place in some capacity.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Erowid is one of the best resources available on the web, with strong hard science alongside objective experiential reviews and makes it the leading database for anyone wanting to learn about entheogens, their sources, preparation and range of effects.

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

none - i would like it to grow and continue to increase its database

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Definitely

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A lot

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I am a Certified Specialist in Poison Information and work for a state Poison Control Center. I have used your sight many times to educate myself and my colleagues on the newest trends and reports. It is very difficult to obtain this type of information and we find it EXTREMELY useful in helping to save lives.

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

none

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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2013

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1 person found this review helpful

I first discovered Erowid after being referred to a site from a friend who wanted to educate me on some substances he was researching during his years in college. My initial impression of Erowid was quite profound. There is vast information on just about every substance that is cycled through the world today. Everything you can think of from cannabis and DXM to DMT and LSD. Erowid is definitely a very credible site because of it's popular "Experience Vault" where people explain there experiences very profoundly in great detail. I believe Erowid can be used to educate the general public on a vast variety of substances and prevent people from using hard substances that are potentially lethal for those who partake which in the end saves lives. Erowid is my go-to information center for all my researching needs.

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

Updating different navigation tools within the site so it is more organized and information can be found in a much faster and efficient means.

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Life-changing

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2013

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1 person found this review helpful

Erowid is one of the most important collections of health information on the web. On one site, you can find references to scientific periodicals, books, other websites, and anecdotes about nearly any drug. The website is very easy to navigate and content is sorted and summarized very well. This was invaluable to me when I finally sought help for depression but wanted to know if the drugs my doctor was telling me to take were safe. Thank you so much Erowid!

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

give it more money and help.

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Life-changing

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2013

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1 person found this review helpful

Erowid is one of few impartial resources for typically taboo information. I believe it has done more to keep me off dangerous drugs as a teenager than any other organizations in the US, including AA and the CA education system. Erowid is amazing for its seriousness and its reliability. I don't know what I would do without it.

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

Erowid's simple website format is great. I wouldn't try to overhaul it. That being said, it could use a better navigation system. Some pages will come up in a search, but I won't be able to find them from other places on the website.

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Life-changing

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Erowid has been providing valuable information and keeping me safe for well over a decade. I first encountered the site as a highschool student around 2000 and I still check it for important information 13 years later. With so much bad information available it is very helpful to have a trusted source that I can count on.

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

Give them more money!

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

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2013

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1 person found this review helpful

This site is PRICELESS. It's akin to the IMDB of drugs. The twenty-teens have been riddled not only with dangerous imitation-drugs, but also with misinformation about them. News stories are popping up every day about people flinging themselves blindly into a situation where they're given an impure, harmful substance. Death, crime, and harm to the psyche can result from this. Erowid is the cutting-edge education we need. Not only does it have information and personal accounts about almost every single psychoactive substance, illegal and legal, that is catalogued, it also has the minutest details about dosage and effects of each. As an infrequent but intense psychedelic user, I am continually looking to Erowid for these specifics, and have used it numerous times to put wayward drug-users on the right path toward education about what they're taking. It also comes in handy to settle arguments amongst us amateur psychopharmacologists. A million thanks! Without this site, millions would be in the dark, unilluminated.

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

Perhaps have more information gathered about harmful imitations. But I understand that there isn't a lot of information available and no one wants to do field research.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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2 people found this review helpful

I hold true that Erowid has saved more lives than can the general public would ever care to know.

Erowid attempts to provide a service that is owed to the majority of us: Deep, insightful knowledge of the substances that surround us everywhere we go.

It is evident to me that Erowid has become a respected source of information when the phrase "When in doubt, check Erowid!" has become a common reply across the Internet.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The service that this site offers is invaluable to so, so many people/. It helps keep people safe and informed in an area where there simply is none that we can trust. And the most beautiful part is the mature attitude erowid takes on all these psychoactive compounds. You can tell that they're here to offer this information, keep people safe, and hopefully give people some perspective on these drugs. Where government control of these substances leaves those who will inevitably experience them in the dark, erowid attempts to be the database of tested information, tips, advice, and experience reports that illuminates these people. This allows them to make informed decisions. All in all, this site is SO SO SO important today, and is one of the few legit places having to do with these compounds that I genuinely feel approaches things level headedly (even more so than the authority figues of our society do).

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

I have to say I'm in no position to offer any advice here. They've clearly got this thing down packed pretty freaking well, not a single thing comes to mind.

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2013

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