Erowid Center

Rating: 4.93 stars   1069 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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Reviews for Erowid Center

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This website has been with me for years. I personally use it all the time as a source of unbiased and detailed information. The amount of detail and information available on the website have no doubt saved lives and improved others. One of the greatest and most useful websites around today in my opinion.

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

Better website color scheme and design. The current design is hard to read

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Unsure

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I used Erowid as a center for information for college essays I wrote, as well as for moderation of personal experiences for myself and my loved ones.

It is nicely organized, helpful, and not annoying.

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

Make more people aware of it.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

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

Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I find it very useful, and educational. I constantly find myself browsing throughout the website being drawn more and more into it.

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Likely

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

Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Erowid is a Helpful/useful harm reduction tool. The vast amounts of information regarding all types of drugs is an important asset to reduce the damage drugs can do

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

Continue to update the database further

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Unfortunately, political (and economical) interests and prejudices on racial basis have created - decades ago - one of the strongest and more hideous taboo of our society: the taboo against the use of psychoactive substances. Due to this unscientific and irrational attitude few have gained positions and money and a multitude of lies have been spread everywhere, with the consequent stigma on generally peaceful citizens who had the sole guilt of having chosen the 'wrong' substance. Thanks to few brave and well informed people, this sad situation seems slowly changing: it's the case of Erowid, the best site for unbiased, scientific info on psychoactive substances. Nowadays Erowid is the fundamental and more serious source for all the people who - for whatever reason - need precise and practical information. Their "Experience vaults", with firsthand 'experiences' posted by members and visitors is the primary, useful resource for professionals in the 'drug' field, scholars, journalists etc. and in particular for young people who, willing to try a substance, responsibly seek reliable info from other users. As many times stated, Erowid has literally saved lives. I hope Erowid will get more and more support and I invite all the interested people to become member.

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?

2014

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Best website for factual information about psychoactive substances.

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Unsure

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Humans have a very complex relationship with psychoactive substances and Erowid is a source of knowledge and nurturing for this relationship. Like many have said, people are going to get high and take substances regardless and so I believe that Erowid is extremely valuable in ensuring that as much information, resources and facts reach those people as possible. I have no doubt that the resources on Erowid have saved a countless number of people from harming both their mind and body while they experiment at home.There is a very good mix of scientific information and first-hand user experience available on the site. Erowid is a respected and trusted name in the drug culture. My only comments/concerns with them is that their website is rather outdated in the design aspect... some simple aesthetic and usability updating would serve them very well.

Keep on keepin' on, Erowid!

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

Allow every user experience report to be posted on the site, regardless of quality or substance, with categories and rankings so that the public know what the Erowid staff think of each report. Also, the actual website design could use some simple updating.

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Likely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Many of the addicts I've known have been unable to give me any information on their substance of choice, this got me thinking about how important it is to educate oneself on the effects of psychoactives.
Erowid has been an invaluable tool in my life for years now, helping me avoid many substances that I would otherwise have likely taken, and appropriately moderate my use of the ones I've done.
Erowid makes the world a safer place.

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

not change a thing.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Drugs and their part in our lives are indescribily imprtant as not only do vast amounts of people use drugs recreationaly, and spiritualy; but also for medicinal use and even when perscribed by a doctor we cant just trust anyone. Erowid helps educate the propper and improper use of drugs and everything in between, so as a part of a drug fueled and enlightened community I hope to see Erowid on the internet for future generations to enjoy and celebrate in.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Saves lives. What else can i say but brilliant. I love erowid because they pride themselves in only providing the most accurate and reliable information to people such as myself.

 
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