Erowid Center

Rating: 4.92 stars   888 reviews

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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.
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Rating: 5 stars  

Erowid is very educational, informative and consolidated. Thank you for creating such a valuable resource.

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I would hire more people to keep updating the library as new substances are coming out so quickly--some of them are extremely dangerous and it is incredibly important to keep the public aware and informed.

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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Rating: 5 stars  

Erowid.org is an incredibly valuable website. I have been using it for years to find facts about substances and read many experiences that are both informative and insightful!

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

Can't think of any changes. They are simple and direct.

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A lot

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

This website has literally been the most useful site i have used. It gives information that is not propoganda on either side of the drug war. Every time i want to try a aubstance, i ALWAYS research it on erowid. Also, it has useful experience reports for near every substance.

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

A very useful, thorougher and non-biased source of information. Information is given for both good and bad effects of the substances that are covered. Information is well referenced whenever possible, as well as individual experience reports being available. This organisation has saved me a lot of time but putting all the information that I could want/need in one place, and doing so in a manner that I can consistently trust.

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

Allowing the organisation to do more research on the substances covered would be extremely helpful.

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A lot

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Definitely

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Very Well

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I run a directory of jails, prisons and rehabs and I have gotten tons of quality information from Erowid. You can tell they put a lot of work into building their database. Very helpful!

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

Very Well

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A lot

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Definitely

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

This site is around since 1995. I first found out about it around 98. Even then it already had an impressive amount of information on its topic, accumulating impartially information from all sides. It is centered around substances that affect states of mind, but it does not promote or mystify anything - it actually shows how to recognize something, what the law says about it, what research says about it, how different cultures face it, and the forums have grown to become an incredible resource of anedoctal accounts from users since it has been accumulating them for so long.
I give it 5 stars without thinking twice.

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

I just think the site is a little difficult to navigate from the splash screen (as in I have to dig around for a while to find something).

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A lot

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Who hasn't heard of this site by now? Extremely useful and resourceful, great website!

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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

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

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This website has detailed accounts of all the drugs. Anytime I need to know about something new, the information is there.

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not

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Life-changing

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Erowid is one of the most important websites around and it is vital that it gets the recognition it deserves. It offers truthful information concerning not only drugs, but spirituality and nature. Everyone needs to know about erowid, as it offers more benefits and honesty than any government funded website. It is interesting, educational and straight to the point.

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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

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

This website offers incredible amounts of unbiased, helpful information on any substance one might be interested in. has been a help to me personally in getting informed about these substances, and helped me make educated choices about their use. This to me seems like a more efficient system of drug education than the current policies.

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

Add more articles and expand donation base, as they deserve more credit for their efforts.

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2013

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