Erowid Center

Rating: 4.93 stars   1088 reviews

Address:

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.

2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I am an R.N. as well as a private investigator working on a report about drug testing for a lawyer. I felt as though Erowid was very thorough and precise in his report on testing, without getting too technical. That made it great and everyone could understand, thank you very much.

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Quite well

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2013

 
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Erowid provides a wealth of accurate information designed to prevent unknowing self-harm. The consequences of the non-existence of Erowid would be monumentally devastating.

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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2013

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Erowid and the fascinating information it has was the original inspiration for myself to pursue a biotechnology career field. It provides good starting points for research, generates interest, and educates on the true nature of drugs.

Education is the only way that drugs will become known as useful tools by a society that currently mistrusts anything to do with drugs and Erowid provides a drug user "insider" education, something of a running documentary. Much of the info is via anecdotal trip reports which are not always useful scientifically, but are very useful for recreational drug users' safety. Whether or not one agrees with recreational drug use, it should always be a rational thing to at least allow them the information needed to reduce potential harm.

We don't know the bad that hasn't happened due to Erowid's existence! It can't be measured if it didn't happen, but I would bet much on the fact that countless drug use mishaps have been avoided due to the existence of Erowid.

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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As a health professional, I advise anyone with questions about the effects, the experiences, and decision making to read Erowid. It has a lot of great information about the real world, and the real truth concerning drugs. The pictures are excellent, accurate, and professionally done.

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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2013

 
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I was born with Inattentive ADHD, central auditory processing, and mild dyspraxia. For me, coffee - caffeine compounds (Tirend, NoDoz - 100 mg caffeine/other ingredients) work better than Ritalin, Dexedrine, Adderall, Vyvanse, etc. for my Inattentive ADHD. I am also extremely sensitive to a few (not all) food additives such as the artificial sweetener, sodium saccharin, and the artificial color, Yellow No. 5 - tartrazine. I believe in full disclosure ingredient labeling for both FDA approved medicines and foods. X-ref: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/ADHD_Bulletin_Board/ http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/Tartrazine_and_ADHD/ Modern Nutrition Discussion Group
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/constructional_apraxia-dyspraxia/ Gross
and fine motor control, body balance, crossing the midline of the body,
apraxia, dyspraxia, dysmetria, etc. Thank you for the information available/discussions available at Erowid.org. Charles Thomas Wild, ADHD author - How To (1981) and Best Way (1983) books - http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/C_Thomas_Wild_and_ADHD/ X-ref: Awakenings movie (1990); Limitless movie (2011). Concepts: paying attention, concentration, attention span, sustained attention, memory, neurology, ADHD, brain concussions, repeated sports concussions, etc. Key book: How To Cure Hyperactivity (paperback book) about Inattentive ADHD (1981) by C. Thomas Wild with Anita Uhl Brothers, M.D.: Caffeine (Tirend, NoDoz) works for some with ADHD; food additives need better labels - a true story.

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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2012

 
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2 people found this review helpful

The Erowid team and supporting community have quite literally saved my life, as well as the lives of dozens of people I've known over the years. The website they run is more then just an encyclopedia, it is a living organism. If sought out the knowledge(and wisdom) contained within it can increase ones quality of life and enrich the spirit. It is one of the most valuable tools available to anyone in our community, whatever there relationship to medicinal and recreational substances may be. The Erowid team have always shown rigorous professionalism in there commitment to keeping the content of the website objective and aligned with the ideals of harm reduction. A true beacon of humanity, there is no praise great enough. Love Always, Your Brother

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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2012

 
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Erowid is a life saver, the only source I need for what I need to know. tons of rich information.

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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2012

 
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Erowid provides a wide range of useful information on many aspect6s of psychoactive drugs. I always recommend it to people who are looking for balanced and trustworthy information.

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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2012

 
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Erowid has provided a wealth of information concerning every drug currently in existence. It is by far the most useful, accurate, and broad-ranging source of knowledge related to drugs of all kinds, including psychoactives, pharmaceuticals, stimulants, etc. I can't even imagine how many people have avoided harm and/or death purely by having this information as easily accessible as Erowid has made it.

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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2012

 
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Erowid is a very unprejudiced yet fact oriented organization. Individuals are going to experiment with drugs irrespective of Erowid's existence or not. Thus I have found this publication to be helpful. Users can enter the experience vaults and view the different combinations others have used and the resulting consequences. If you are going to use, at least educate yourself beforehand. I admit, I have used Erowid during my college and medical school days. I am not promoting drug use, just a valuable reference site. I have seen so many overdoses in the ER; especially at JMH. While I cannot condone drug usage, patients who were going to use anyway could have benefitted from doing some Erowid research before indulging.

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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2012

 
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