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  

There's really too much to say about Erowid that wouldn't come out in essay form, so I'm going to keep it short.

By providing such a tremendous, lacking bias, versatile psychoactive chemical "encyclopedia" (if you will), Erowid has single handedly saved millions of lives, provided beneficial information for scientists around the world, and essentially acts as an information gathering machiene through it's enabling of it's users to share their experiences with a multitude of chemicals (which has infinite medical value, saves lives, and even guides people to live more conscious and self-actualized lives).

Praise on top of praise for this organization which does what no other group has done before.

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

Not a thing, I would ask for more information to be processed faster but I entrily understand limited capacity and the quality of the work each memeber of your team does.

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  

This site is really one of the most reliable, trusted, well organized and VAST source of information. There is no other single entity that I'm aware of that does what Erowid does better than they can.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Erowid.org es una página excelente que nos ayuda a aprender mas sobre las plantas curativas, psicodélicas o drogas de distinto tipo. Tanto en a información macro como micro, detalles, experiencias, etc.

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

I think is perfect.

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  

Amazing web page, full of interesting information about all kind of substances, it has been really ussefull for me and my friends, the good thing in erowid is that it gives you all the information you need with out any kind of political-social-religious ideology. It's hard nowadays to find real information without the edulcorants that we use to see.

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

change nothing!

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  

Found this site a while ago, very helpful, honest, fun to look and surf along, the articles are pretty accurate and have a real background behind. Totally worth the read!

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

no changes, this guys are great!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Likely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Whenever I encounter a new med I look it up here for the anecdotal side effects, good and bad. Very helpful.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

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  

Erowid to me is one of the most useful sources of information when I seek new, and most importantly safe, experiences. If I ever have questions about any sort of drugs I can't turn to elders or the government, whose idea of harm reduction is throwing people in cages for drug possession, but i can turn to erowid for safe and reliable first hand accounts, scientific articles, and harm reduction guides. It is truly an amazing resource

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

nothing

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  

There is a vast movement to change the way our society views mind altering substances. Fundamentally, there is little difference between say, coffee and khat, yet one is highly illegal in America and the other is given with regularity to four year olds on TV. This type of logic floods the world's modern opinion of drugs and with such an uneducated majority of the population, good advice and information regarding the reality of these substances. Erowid is a centralized database which allows access to said realities. LSD is a fairly demure compound in the realm of dangerous interactions, so one might assume they would be fine taking lithium and LSD, physically speaking. In truth it is a very dangerous combination; one that could have killed my current girlfriend had we not thought to check erowid. To put it bluntly, one can't put a number or value on the lives saved by erowid on a day to day basis.

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

Get all of rhodium up and easily accessible, in the name of harm reduction for chemists and their clients as well as increase usability of erowid itself.

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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Rating: 5 stars  

Eroweed should be required reading for all teenagers, and for that matter, for anyone with the curiosity to try any mind altering substance, to educate themselves in the risks and the required safety measures to minimize risks.

in short, and shamelessly paraphrasing the Economist, it's motto should be: to take part in a severe contest between information and intelligence, which presses forward, and an unworthy, timid ignorance about drugs.

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

sometimes content needs to be better curated...

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

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  

great source for people trying to found out important information on botanicals and more.

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  

An AMAZING place to get accurate and up-to-date information on all substances. Whenever I, or a friend has a question regarding a substance or experience, I always hit Erowid. They provide the whole UNBIASED truth, as well as a place for people to share experiences and ideas. Erowid gives proper information of the dangers and benefits of different things, as well as advice and other resources. Erowid has proven very useful to me, and will continue to be just as useful in the future.

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

Give them their own laboratories to conduct research in, and further our understanding of plants and other psychoactive substances.

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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