October 10, 2013
I discovered Erowid about 8 years ago while doing some investigation into new drugs I had heard about from friends. I was really impressed with the treasure trove of useful, non-biased information about all-manner of substances which are out of the mainstream. In a world where misinformation/lack of information about the new types of drugs that are available can mean the difference between life & death, Erowid's extensive vault of data (both clinical & anecdotal) are invaluable. I personally find the Erowid Experience Vault to be an incredible collection of personal drug use stories. They range from the triumphant to near death nightmares and really showcase the appeal and real dangers of drug use in a very relatable way.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Spend some money on re-organizing the information to be more easily searchable. Sometimes finding things takes a little creativity. Also perhaps make a forum for site users to interact more like drugs-forum does. Build more of a community rather than just being a resource. Also actively seek out more experience reports.
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