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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Rating: 4 stars  

All the bits and pieces of all the substance are readily available at finger point here,well organised bin of info is a great plus point providing the much needed experiences and reviews of users and other authors to get a deep knowledge of working principles,effects,experience etc. of various compounds

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

add more graphics and animation galleries.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

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

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Erowid is a very educational place for people to learn about herbs and drugs. What they look like, history, how they act in the body, dose info, chemistry stuff, and much more. Nothing like it!

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

Have more literature and documentary links?

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I classified myself as a "client served" as I feel that I've gotten more out of my end of things than Erowid has gotten from my donations or other contributions to the site. Also, as a counselor, I could call myself a professional in the I've, but for he purpose of this review, I feel that calling myself a "client served" to be the most honest, direct, and useful. That said, I've used Erowid as an educational and research tool for about a decade or so now, chiefly because of the reliability of the days that I've found there. It's all-encompasing and accurate, from matters of legality to documentation of experiences, which makes it a great resour for a wide audience. Also, the relative anonymity (of those who submit user experience reports) help ensure data accuracy and veracity. When people don't have need to fear the repercussions of telling the truth, they usually trend toward a more honest expression. Add to this that all of the user-submitted reports are reviewed to ensure accuracy before they are posted, and, well, I find it makes me feel more certain of the data found there, subjective or not.

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  

It wasn't until recently that I discovered Erowid. I have since visited it very frequently. I find it to be a great source for unbiased and accurate information about pretty much every mind-altering substance there is. There is a lot of information available on the internet, unfortunately much of it is inaccurate. Not only that, but the topic of psychoactive drugs has much controversy and a lot of the information available on the internet is just a bunch of silly rumors. I can always count on Erowid to deliver reliable information regarding drugs. Not only that but it is a well designed and has a very appealing appearance. Another thing I like about Erowid is the section of the site where people can post stories about their experiences using different psychoactive substances. I use a lot of my free time reading about various trips people had while under the influence of hallucinogens. Erowid is definitely the number one place I'd visit for information on drugs, and I am glad I can show my support.

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

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Recently discovered Erowid while doing research and find it to be very informative and accurate. Thanks for all of the info...good and bad. :)

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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: 4 stars  

Great site. Informs good and bad( non-biased) information about real things in a real world. Entheogens and ethnobotany in general are the key. Who's crazier? The shaman, or the developer who loves kanye. The shaman respects the earth whereas the developer destroys it. U pick! My point is that creating awareness about these sites helps promote the importance of the environment and how misunderstood some drugs and their effects are and how quickly it is all being destroyed to make way for more production to get physically off the planet to explore before we master our own.

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

Branch out, create localised subjects or forums for community plants, movements and experiences within different countries but under same website

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Erowid is extremely educational and great for those who are new to various drugs. Great resource to have so many different types of plants and chemicals on file in one place.

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

Increase research on dosing and price range.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

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  

For many years I have used Erowid for entertainment of the experience reports also for informational and personal educational purposes. They are an absolutely wonderful resourceful website and organization. Education on drugs plants herbs and entheogens is crucial to everyone around the world. From what doses one should take if they decide to partake in doing a substance to articles and an overabundance of a wealth of knowledge covering every aspect one could look for all in one place is an amazing resource. pharmacology reports from experts, doctors and more from the users themselves. Medical information such as substances that contain harmful MAOI's and other potentially dangerous side effects etc.

I know that I as well as others have trusted their lives from the information that Erowid gives. this way the curious minds of individuals everywhere can help better their understanding on what they are or are considering taking. when it comes to peoples health and more importantly their lives Erowid serves as a 100% PRICELESS and un-comparable resource as a website and organization. With information that holds the capability of saving countless lives and potentially everyday at that. As detrimental as information is when dealing with substances and lives Erowid Dominates over any other website or forum out there.

To the immense amount of respect that I have for everyone at Erowid and all contributors especially on Erowid's behalf I would like to say thank you from the deepest depths of my soul. You have the highest amount of respect I can give. Thank you for being here for us for all these years.

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

A little more information on legalities of certain substances and chemistry that,s all I would add. Aside from that I wouldn't change a thing.

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

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Erowid truly is a top notch resource for anyone interested in unbiased factual information on most every chemical out there both natural or otherwise. As well its serves as a tremendous database of history, anthropology and biology around numerous topics all of which seem to know just how to spike my interest. Erowid can and also be used as a powerful tool to help aid in harm reduction in the event anyone chose to explore these substances. I support it!!!

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

Just keep being awesome

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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