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  

The information contained in this site is the kind of information that every human being that lives in this planet needs to read. If these information was given to every person on the world there would be less drug problems.
I found erowid by curiosity on google, and I found a treasure of information.
I didn't even imagined there were so many psychoactive substances, and erowid teached me about bad consequences, effects, availability, experiences, and even positive consequences of most of the psychoactive substances contained in the site. Teachers, tv and government tell us drugs are bad and they will ruin your life, but which drugs? how?
Erowid tells the real information, it is not in favor of the drugs but not this against them neither, it just tells the truth
Erowid is the only site that has a neutral point of view of the drugs, and the only one that has the biggest database of drug information, for free and for everyone, so anyone can access this information.
Drugs are all around us, even in our kitchen or in our garden, and everyone should have the right to know about the truth of these substances.

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

Update some of the details of some substances which seem a bit outdated

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a radical thinker, erowid has empowered me with the tools necessary to explore conciousness, which is undeniably important in an unconscious society.

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

Motivate users to make trip reports, possibly open them to discussion/criticism.

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2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

I began to realise the magnitude of drug information on Erowid, when each Google search for drug information always yielded numerous results stemming from Erowid, more it seemed than any other site. I was probably 18 at the time, and it was then that I started studying in greater detail. I'm 26 now, and I've found that Erowid is often a one-stop shop for information, but I include links to papers elsewhere within that claim.

If you want to take what you take seriously and gain further insight, then you can probably find the information you need on Erowid, barring perhaps, very rarely seen/ used drugs and new research chemicals. That isn't really Erowid's fault though, because the information on those chemicals don't exist!

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

Flag up important concepts in Chemistry and Biology, perhaps hyperlinked within their relevant places in pages e.g. I was reading up on MPA, and there was a paper toward the end concerning metabolites, with proper methods, and I'm not a Degree-level chemist, so I don't understand the significance of these chemicals and why they're used. It would be great to see links to explanations to fill that gap. Approved, concise sites all hyperlinked within the framework would be excellent.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Indispensable information for any person interested in psychoactive drugs. Though information is offered, wisdom too is found throughout this website. I have shared this source of insight with many friends and family. It's just so intriguing. So many people are being helped by using this sprawling resource. People will never stop doing this, it's not because people are evil, it's because we want to go so much further than where we are and look to these tools for healing and inspiration. Erowid encourages the exploration of the self, the mind, the spirit, celebrating sovereignty of our body and mind. ♡♡♡

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Rating: 5 stars  

Erowid represents an unprecedented documentation of the complex relationship between humans and psycho-actives. In terms of unbiased factuality, Erowid blazes the trail when it comes to social destigmatization of the human/psychoactive relationship that predates written record. As more and more lucid scientific research is done in these areas, a vocabulary for describing and understanding these substances is slowly beginning to emerge in the main-stream meme stream. I personally have found Erowid to be a indispensable resource for personal informing and believe it to be a truly one-of-a-kind organization.

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

This information provided by Erowid Has saved my life in the past, subjective information that is provided nowhere else.

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Life-changing

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Rating: 5 stars  

Erowid has become something of a second home to me in the last few weeks.
A vast well of information on the human mind and body, a resource tool. A feel a great sense of connection. Reading other users experiences and stories. Without erowid I firmly believe the world would be a worse place in some capacity.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Erowid is one of the best resources available on the web, with strong hard science alongside objective experiential reviews and makes it the leading database for anyone wanting to learn about entheogens, their sources, preparation and range of effects.

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

none - i would like it to grow and continue to increase its database

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I first discovered Erowid after being referred to a site from a friend who wanted to educate me on some substances he was researching during his years in college. My initial impression of Erowid was quite profound. There is vast information on just about every substance that is cycled through the world today. Everything you can think of from cannabis and DXM to DMT and LSD. Erowid is definitely a very credible site because of it's popular "Experience Vault" where people explain there experiences very profoundly in great detail. I believe Erowid can be used to educate the general public on a vast variety of substances and prevent people from using hard substances that are potentially lethal for those who partake which in the end saves lives. Erowid is my go-to information center for all my researching needs.

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

Updating different navigation tools within the site so it is more organized and information can be found in a much faster and efficient means.

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Erowid is one of the most important collections of health information on the web. On one site, you can find references to scientific periodicals, books, other websites, and anecdotes about nearly any drug. The website is very easy to navigate and content is sorted and summarized very well. This was invaluable to me when I finally sought help for depression but wanted to know if the drugs my doctor was telling me to take were safe. Thank you so much Erowid!

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

give it more money and help.

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Erowid is one of few impartial resources for typically taboo information. I believe it has done more to keep me off dangerous drugs as a teenager than any other organizations in the US, including AA and the CA education system. Erowid is amazing for its seriousness and its reliability. I don't know what I would do without it.

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

Erowid's simple website format is great. I wouldn't try to overhaul it. That being said, it could use a better navigation system. Some pages will come up in a search, but I won't be able to find them from other places on the website.

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