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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

509 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Erowid is undoubtedly one of the longest running and most reliable sources of information about medications, pharmaceuticals and other mind altering substances. Untouched by corporate interests, it's served in its purpose honestly and faithfully since the dawn of the internet and deserves all the praise I can muster.

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.

2

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.

1 Thomas74

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I first stumbled upon Erowid probably over a decade ago, and immediately became a fan of the organization and the website they operate. The plethora of information on psychoactives and their combinations, many of which are unknown in the "main-stream" drug culture, are explored in depth. The plethora of information provided is only further reinforced by the peer volunteer edited and submitted experience reports. The site does wonders in offering a non-biased, scientific as well as personal, catalog that I'd say more than adequately provides readers with accessible knowledge which can only result in a better understanding of the psychoactives which in turn helps spur harm reduction.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

With a lot of reliable information and people sharing their experiences and knowledge Erowid became the main source/database when you need to research or get started with new studies. Thanks

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This charity is a pool of non-judgemental people who's righteous agenda is not only showing the real risks of drug, but also tells stories and shows millions that drugs are not as bad as we think. research work and people get together and talk about ways to inform and reform the public and there opinion on drugs.