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  

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

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

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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Likely

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

A lot

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is an incredible sight i would reccomend to anyone. From coffee, to morphine, it tells about everything under the sun. And they do it free of charge, supported by donations. Amazing, unbiased information with plenty of sources to support the information they provide. Reputable source no doubt!

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

Add a couple more substances, cant think of any off of the top of the head. More detail to the less commonly known substances. And also showing where a plant may grow. More information on meditation. And i would also hire myself to do research for this amazing group of people!

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I don't think I've ever found a site so well presented, organized and maintained as Erowid is!
I discovered it from a friend sending me a link for some drugs I'd been wondering about, and was absolutely amazed at the massive amount of information on not only the drug I was wondering about, but about totally different ones I'd never even heard of!
Information, pictures, health risks and information, proper methods of using drugs, effects, and so much more. Erowid is truly the best place for what you would want to know about drugs, from first-hand users and experiences.

All this information is so necessary for our public, it's amazing how few people experimenting of using drugs in this world, that don't know of Erowid, who could be using it to enhance their usage and knowledge of whatever they're using, not only for their personal safety and health, but for enhanced pleasure from the usage of their drugs.

I would completely recommend this site to anyone wondering about different drugs, effects, usages, and so much more than other sites can provide!

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

Definitely support them with informational or monetary donations!

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Likely

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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Rating: 5 stars  

Erowid is the best, it is the best nonprofit health organization since the DEA

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

GIVE THEM MORE FUNDING

Would you volunteer for this group again?

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

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I always use Erowid, as well as always recommend it to friends. It is a wealth of truthful information that you can depend on. This is the type of resource that saves lives. With factual information to user reviews of any type of substance, one can rely on this site to know if they are prepared or not to ingest that substance.

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Definitely

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

Life-changing

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The best, many times there would be disputes with friends over some source of a perception change or various hallucinogenic material and this is the most helpful source in my mind.

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

More accreditation as a reputable source.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

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

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Definitely

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Erowid's extensive and unbiased databases host a tremendous wealth of information that has proven to be indispensable to not only me but no doubt thousands of others in making informed choices about what tjeu put into their bodies and how to use these drugs as useful tools. Erowid follows a constructive approach to drug education, actually informing anyone about drugs rather than following the typical propaganda model of misinforming citizens, which leads to nothing but misuse, abuse and health issues. With its easily accessible layout and the wealth of experiences posted by users, Erowid is a truly amazing non-profit that deserves far more publicity and recognition so we can all live better.

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

Tell more people about Erowid and provide education services in person, helping and teaching people on the ground

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Likely

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

Life-changing

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Erowid is a truly outstanding nonprofit for the unique services they provide to the general public. By providing an extensive, impartial database on virtually every drug known to mankind, they give people the opportunity to make safe, informed decisions about both prescription and recreational drug use. In this ever more turbulent sea of modern life, misinformation plagues society, from unreliable sources like gossip and less reputable websites, to trusted entities such as a government that wishes to keep the masses in the dark, or a doctor with allegiances to specific prescriptions. I first came across Erowid when researching ADD medication in middle school, and it has been the single most useful internet database I have ever come across.

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

The only improvements that I could envision being made to Erowid are more funding, more publicity, and more contributions by civilians with drug experiences and advice to share, as well as the involvement of scientists and doctors against the war on drugs.

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

A very helpful tool in harm reduction and education. This site saves lives.

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?

2013

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