Erowid Center

Rating: 4.92 stars   906 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  

A fabulous website. Deep gratitude to all at Erowid. The only organization that I give donation to. Million Thanks!!!

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I can't overstate my gratitude toward the people at Erowid for their tireless pursuit of unbiased drug information. Though I initially came to Erowid only for the experience reports, further exploration of the site has revealed more content than I could ever hope to digest.

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Likely one of my most visited sites over the past 10 years, Erowid has provided the community at large with a valid research tool. There is no other dedicated site that provides the type of unadulterated information that Erowid offers. Without it, a lot of people would be lost.

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Erowid does a world of good. The lives that have been saved by erowid's information mus be countless. In a world where prohibition has made drug information, Erowid is one of the few places for a wide variety a of information taht is non-biased and truthful. I love Erowid and I hope to donate more in the future.

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Erowid is the best place to find unbiased factual, reasonable and up to date information about substances legal and illegal in our society. They provide a lot of details about the basics, history, effects and much more of chemicals and substances used in our culture. This should be anyone's first choice for gaining knowledge into the subject. The do a great humanitarian deed by giving honest and safe information that ones government website would not.

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Erowid provides unbiased, informative, useful information about a subject terribly clouded by stigma and opinion. I use Erowid frequently to answer questions of my curiosity as well as to aid others in obtaining valuable knowledge that, in my opinion, helps keep them relatively safer than others like them. I refer anyone with questions I can't answer to Erowid and encourage them to dig deeply into the resources it has to offer, because there are indeed many! Erowid is brilliant and one-of-a-kind, recognized as such or not, but as a donor to the site and a supporter of real information and data, I very much hope that it is!

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When I first heard of Erowid.org I thought it was a tremendous resource. The educational data there alone lovingly curated has absolutely no comparison! I'm proud to support such a forward-thinking entity whenever the opportunity arises. I wouldn't be the person I am today without their instantly accessible expertise. It wasn't until recently that I saw how fundamental Erowid has been in shaping online culture; it was created in the early days of expanded content illustrating what an independent organization could provide to the young online community. It was amazing for me to discover this viable seed of life was planted alongside other amazing projects such as Burning Man & Hyperreal. These are the organizations that change the world for the better on an unquantifiable grand scale. Erowid deserves profound thanks and is not only a top-rated site of the year but in my top ten sites of all time, a constant companion for online community & beyond. Love and blessings!

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more ways than are consciously explicit, a world-improving site no doubt! thank you for helping give a good cross-section of reality a reference for peace of mind. no spin zone.

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

update the aesthetic - happy to help! (i can do web dev/design, creative brainstorms - mikrosopht@gmail.com ;)

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What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

furthering individual to collective awareness

Why did you make your donation at this time?

they deserve the bandwidth & support for all of those hits! the best reference guide online for most "taboo" substances & beyond

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if you need a hand to hold and you're expanding your perspective, erowid is there for you

 
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I have used Erowid for the past ten or more years and it has always provided balanced and accurate advice, keeping me and many thousands of others informed of the facts surrounding drugs without the usual propaganda governments place on drugs. I have contributed both my experiences and my money to keep this site operational as i beleive it has provided good advice to drug users who are ordinarily outcast from society or made part of a subsoceity. This charity gives a much broader and deitailed vareity of information than any local charity or even the UK's NHS has to offer to drug users. Information this site has provided has both helped me from making bad decisions but also helped me out of them. It is a safe haven for people to share experiences good and bad to help eachother.

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Erowid keeps people from frying their brains! .

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Those who eat a poor diet because they lack information on what a good diet is still become less healthy, likewise, those who take dangerous drugs because they are uninformed will be much less healthy than those who take safer substances. This is where www.erowid.org comes in: Erowid is an excellent public health site providing multiple perspectives on drugs it features such as experience reports and research articles, this allows those who choose to use drugs to make informed decisions about what they put into their bodies.

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