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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Reviews for Erowid Center

Rating: 5 stars  

Erowid has helped me educate myself and my friends. All the info you'll ever need on drugs, people associated with drugs, and peoples experience with drugs/combinations of drugs. They expand your knowledge of drugs not only by their effects, but with their chemistry, health warnings, laws, images, and even dosages. Erowid can give you the 'drug talk' for your parents!

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

Make it more colorful?

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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Rating: 5 stars  

If it was not for Erowid then I could well be dead rather than typing this.

Three years ago I began experimenting with the use of different psychoactive drugs, I didn't know much about what I was doing, until I found Erowid; Erowid is so informative and through learning by reading up on substances on Erowid, I have managed to keep myself safe and free from drug abuse/addiction.

Erowid saves & improves lives.

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?

2010

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

I submit reviews like many others giving personal experiences and useful information about drugs and alternative ways of ajusting ones mind. I believe if a person is feeling any discomfort with their current state, they should be free to pursue happiness.

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

Change the format of the site, it is very ineffeicent to browse.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

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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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Coming from a full time college student, this database has proved itself to be invaluable. Not in the way of "Haha yeah, let's see what drugs I can take to get the coolest effects"; rather, it serves a very educational and unbiased source of drug (legal and illegal) information. The articles are well cited and kept up to date accordingly. This proves to be crucial, especially on a college campus in the 21st century, because, if I'm being honest, the usual methods of inebriation via alcohol and marijuana are largely a thing of the past. Now kids are taking all kinds of drugs, expanding out into consumption of synthetic "designer" drugs (2ci, 2cb, n-bome to name a few). With the presence of these research chemicals (rc's) on campus, comes their accompanying side effects and potential health hazards. Erowid always has reliable information on these substances, no matter how recently they've fallen into the hands of the public. I assist in risk management in a Fraternity and have consulted Erowid when making the decision of whether or not it is necessary to request medical intervention. All in all, it is a great site that truly does save lives, albeit indirectly.

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

Not. The website is streamlined and serves its purpose very well.

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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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Erowid is an extremely well-organized, factually impartial source of information considering drugs of all kinds. In a world pervaded by politically motivated misinformation, the reliability of Erowid has literally changed my life. Had I not done research on such subjects as LSD there, I would not be living as happy a life as i am; I'd still be thinking that smoking one joint will give anyone lung cancer and that psilocybin eats holes in one's brain. Such propagandist nonsense only confuses the public and discredits the government. I have Erowid to thank for helping me see past the rumors and DEA garbage, and allowing me to have safe, well-informed experiences as I choose. Even if you are anti-drug for whatever reason, you must admit that it is a valuable harm-reduction tool that is much more effective than outright lies about the subject.

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

Advertise it more. The information on Erowid literally saves lives, and everyone should be aware of it.

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  

I have suffered from numerous health problems my entire life and so I look to the internet sometimes to find alternative all natural healing methods and erowid came up and they give me a lot of the information that I needed to discern what is right and what is wrong and make my own decision,

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  

Erowid, is essential in the study of psychoactive, and visionary plants whose presence is seen throughout human history, and have been culturally suppressed in many cultures for almost as long (not that im a historian) so knowledge is or i should say was, hard to come by, weather your a spiritual traveler, interested in conciousness, a psychiatrist, a historian, or just a party animal wishing to play safeley and be informed errowid certainly saves lives within all groups that could be interested in such things.. saves lives. preserves priceless history, and keeps the fire of botanical knowledge aflame within the hearts of people everywhere. and in lite of our current way of life, a botanical view on life would helps us prosper and is becoming a must in a way with variability of course, and will only intensify in need with time, thank you Erowid people, you have helped me start my journey safeley, and have provided me with many horizons to explore, if not for you i could have been dead, blessings, and best of luck.

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

GIVE THEM MORE FUNDING!!! lol, they do a FANTASTIC job, and while i assume on this, i feel 99.9% sure and confident in my feeling, that the very FEW shortcomings of this sight, is due simply to lack of funds, theres like 1 plant with not much info that i think of when i say that, just 1... and it might be because lack of testing, in which case the issue is not with erowid at all, so, i would keep it the same, just give it more money lol.. lots more

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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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.

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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