Erowid Center

Rating: 4.93 stars   1016 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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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Best site for objective information on psychoactives, promoting the public education on the subject

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Life-changing

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2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Erowid is an excellent source of information for plants and drugs of many kinds. They provide legal information, health information, dosages, and personal experiences for people to learn from and use to make educated decisions involving the usage of any such drugs. I feel Erowid is definitely a life-changing source of information, and it has saved lives with the information it provides.

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Life-changing

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2013

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Easily the best online psychoactive substance database. They have countless amounts of information on any substance you could possibly imagine. Extremely helpful.

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Life-changing

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2013

 
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In my experience throughout the years, and many other people I know feel the same, Erowid has been an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to navigate the world of "street drugs, pharmaceuticals, designer drugs, herbs ect whether as a casual experimenter, veteran user, or someone just curious about the "drug"/chemical world. Erowid is full of non-bias factual information from both well sourced professional sources as well as first hand experiences from people who have actually tried these substances and want to share their knowledge/experience whether good, bad, or other. It is very important that all of this information be made available, especially in a user friendly non-judgmental format like Erowid provides. In my own personal experiences dabbling in the "drug world" I don't doubt that Erowid has likely saved my life and the lives of people around thanks to the information I was able to educate myself with from the website. Growing up I always tried to do as much research about any chemical/drug before ingesting so that I could make an educated decision whether I wanted to partake fulling knowing the risks involved, proper dosage, how to deal with "bad trips" or possible overdose situations. It actually became common knowledge within certain groups I hung out with that I was rather an "expert" on these topics and people would come to me with questions or concerns and I always tried to give them the most honest information I could to help them make their own educated decision and I owe all of this to erowid which I always recommend to anyone in the scene who has yet to hear of it! That said, by no means did erowid encourage my drug use, in fact, in several situations the information I found on the site prevented me from ingesting certain chemicals that were offered to me because through my research I didn't think the benefits outweighed possible negative effects. People are always going to be attracted to drugs,plants, chemicals that in someway alter their mood/consciousness for many different reasons and way too much of the information out there is so bias and nonfactual that it is useless and that more often than not just turns people off so much that they stay uneducated and therefor are often unsafe when it comes to their "drug" use and that is when it truly becomes dangerous and people get hurt because they have no idea what they are putting in their body or how much they really need to take in order to have a safe yet still fun time. I am very grateful for Erowid and hope they continue doing the important work that they do for many many years to come!!

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2 people found this review helpful

Erowid is a fantastic non profit that has, in my experience, saved countless lives by educating people of the risks of drug use. Rather then tell drug users, "you will die if you use drugs!" As they already so often hear, Erowid provides them with unbiased information regarding the physiological effects of each drug and how one can best reduce the risks of said drug.

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Life-changing

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2013

 
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Erowid's easy to navigate, accurate, and extensive information has saved lives. The unfortunate truth is that many people will take drugs carelessly which can prove dangerous and even fatal. Giving the public easy access to this database is giving them chance to have a basic understanding of the true effects and interactions of what they are about to consume.

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Life-changing

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2012

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I wish Erowid had been around when I first started investigating recreational drug use 25 years ago. The knowledge and advice it provides would've given me a better and therefore safer understanding of the potential dangers involved. Specifically and in more recent years, thanks to Erowid my kettamine addiction has NOT taken the physical toll on my body that it would've without the knowledge this site provides. The mixture of standard scientific doctrine and real world knowledge and experiences is sublimely useful. Presented as it is in an easy find format, makes Erowid a must visit site for anyone wishing to explore the boundaries of their own reality through drug use, or even just have a good time for that matter.

As the site says 'Every individual reacts differently to every chemical. Know your Body - Know your Mind - Know your Substance - Know your Source.' - best advice for curious self poisoners everywhere!

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

make it compulsory reading for everyone!

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Erowid is a massive database of accurate scientific facts and truthfully told experiencial reports,.. not to mention everything else about psychedelics and other substances! The wealth of these substances to heal, teach and evolve is where it's at. I thank Erowid for existing :-) One of my favourite websites. Bringing truth and accurate knowledge, free.

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

Nothing.

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Life-changing

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2013

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I have been using Erowid's services since they were hyperreal.com(circa 1995-96). I have always found their information to be both informative and useful, and also easy to understand for a lay person. I have also never have found any untrue information on this sight, it is well run and accurate, in my opinion. Thank you for the excellent services!

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

none!

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A lot

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2013

 
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Erowid is an amazing organization. Drug use will never go away, and a comprehensive and reliable resource on drug safety is infinitely more valuable than any pithy anti-drug effort people can come up with. Thank you, Erowid, for valuing education and safety over blind fear and irresponsibility.

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

Give them a bunch of money so they can continue being awesome.

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