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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

502 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.

Patrick77

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Fantastic resource for accurate information on psychoactive substances of all varies ranging legal to health based information.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Phenomenal website with accurate and helpful information. This site has the drug education that the school system should be teaching the kids. It's a shame that people have to get their information about drugs from the internet. However, this site is fantastic at minimizing risk and maximizing safety.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Erowid is an easily accessible, free, detailed, and community-based vault of knowledge that cannot be found anywhere else. Not only it highlights and respects indigenous practices surrounding psychoactive substances, but also provides a scientific and personal perspective.

If one wants to reduce the drug problem, it has been proven that one cannot eliminate drugs. We must inform ourselves and the general public, so as to encourage responsible use as responsible adults.

Sienna F.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great and plentiful information to help make sense of the world around us. Information particularly interesting to adolescents who don't always have the best research skills.

1 T.c. O.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The single most comprehensive website about mood-altering substances on the web. Neither glorifies nor demonizes any substance, just states the facts. Frequently used by doctors and medical professionals.

1 Melissa337

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Even though I've never used any drug besides alcohol, Erowid has proven to be a highly valuable resource when it comes to finding reliable information on psychedelic drugs. I'm a University student really interested in science. Any way I can help keep Erowid up on the web as a resource for the public, I will.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

So this is a great resource. Simply fantastic. Erowid lets you learn about the subjective experiences of substances, which gives you a point of reference for your own experience. Are you freaked out? Look it up on Erowid, find out you're not alone and this too shall pass, and then you feel better. It also provides unbiased reviews by individuals which will tell you: don't try this drug, it's awful and decreases your quality of life. Or about another substance which is awesome and enlightening, should you decide to try it. Real people tell you: don't do meth, but LSD can be really fun. Instead of the normal societal "drugs are bad!", Unless they come from a licensed professional and make you have weird dreams and thoughts of suicide :) those are okay drugs. It's a great resource for learning about drugs as an experience and helping in harm reduction through education, like drink water!! Especially using rave drugs in a place packed with people that's 100°. Simple peices of information like that which can reduce the uncomfortableness of an experience and make it a learning experience for yourself, rather than a regretful memory. So, five stars, for keeping me rooted during a transitional period and teaching me that psychedelics are like vacations, not like going to sleep. Only once in a while.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Erowid has been a source of educational harm reduction for over 20 years now. When scouring the web for information regarding chemicals, or harm reduction, Erowid is always the end state. Now it is the first resource I use. 5/5

Alison44

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Objective information saves lives and lets people make well thought out decisions

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Unbiased educational resource on a culturally stigmatized topic. Erowid saves lives.