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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Libraries

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.

Community Stories

131 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Great information on Erowid. Much better education on drugs than any agency or government will give.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

After having been involved with groups that promote accurate information on all mind altering substances i have had a chance to review and cross examine the data and user stories here on erowid. Erowid provides easily accessible, accurate, and comprehensive information on any number of legal and non-sanctioned compounds. Many of my colleagues have been very impressed with the breadth of information that Erowid makes understandable to the lay person.

This is what allows informed decision making and helps people to use compounds/plants etc. in a fashion that is most likely to encourage healthy use.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As the former editor of SHAMAN'S DRUM Magazine, I must say that Erowid provides one of the most reliable sources of internet information on psychotropic plants. Its articles are well researched and written by some of the most experienced experts in the field.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

When I first visited this site, I was rather unsettled by the point, it was a drug resource. But I found there not a government propaganda, neither did I find pro-drug tone etc... This is really neutral, all-in-one website for people, addicts, recreational users, parents, and everyone, who is influenced by our ever-expanding drug culture.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

1 Ben_20

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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