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  

We need more resources like Erowid--it isn't perfect, but it offers plenty of propaganda free information on controversial substances. Instead of saying all these things are bad (like we were taught in school, DARE, etc) the focus is on harm reduction and education.

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I just want it to be more well known so that more people can benefit from the information it provides.

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Erowid is my first stop when I am seeking reliable and valid information about an array of substances, both natural and man-made, The information derived from hard science, pointed questions posed, and commonly held conclusions coupled with anecdotal evidence -- both supportive of and contradictory to popularly-held beliefs -- paints a very complete picture of specific items drawn from a vast collection of studied substances. I would consider Erowid a pivotal and weighty element of the harm prevention and harm reduction efforts of the humane public effort to educate all persons about the potential wonders and possible dangers inherent to experimentation with such substances. I would declare Erowid a certain public imperative.

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Erowid website has been an invaluable resource to myself and my collegues on this Addiction Medicine Unit of a large HMO. As an RN , along with the doctors and counselors working here, I can say that Erowid has helped us to not only identify substances from the street- but can literally help us save lives and understand more fully the social context in which the substance is used. Especially if it is a substance that has recently filtered into the mainstream, such as Kratom. Thank you, Erowid!!!!!

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

Expand it's budget

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Life-changing

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Erowid has helped me countless times with making informed decisions about substances. It is an incredible source of information about substances and helps users be informed about what they are ingesting. Erowid is a priceless resource.

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Life-changing

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

A gold mine of informations. Best way to limit the risks of health problems with unknown or illegal substances is to read about it on erowid. There is everything to know about these substances there and it is constantly updated. Excellent job. Thank you.

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Life-changing

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

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Excellent source. Completely honest reviews are very imformative, insightful and helpful. This site has the answers to any drug question I have ever had.

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A lot

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

fantastic resource, very in-depth. I am pleased with their service.

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Over many years I have depended on Erowid for accurate and unbiased information and it has never disappointed me.

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A lot

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Quite well

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Great site. I have used it countless times in my times of youth to determine otherwise unknown dosage of substances that I likely would have over-dosed on without the knowledge presented in this site. It's always good to know how to do something the safe way, rather than by trial and error.

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was verry young, and trying to understand a lot of things, finding a guide without taboo was great.

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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2003

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