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Erowid Center

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Health, 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, & anyone seeking reliable info about psychoactive plants and drugs.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 18 million visitors to our online information.

Geographic areas served: World-wide, Internet

Programs: Drug Education, Erowid.org, Experience Reports, New Drug Tracking & Monitoring, Research Improvement, Ecstasydata Anonymous Laboratory Drug Checking, Wisdom Cycle Project, Document Library & Archiving.

Community Stories

1275 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

10

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The most complete and accurate information site on the internet with regard to recreational drugs. Unbiased, useful information for all levels from layman to psychonaut. The truth is a far more effective harm reduction method than the lies or denial pedaled by the government funded sites such as frank et al. Erowid is a beacon of truth in a sea of misinformation. Anyone interested in drugs for whatever reason is a better person for having Erowid by their side.

Volunteer

Rating: 3

Hi,

My Name is Ravi Chandr from India. I lost my father in accident. Myself and my elder got seriously injured and had stell rods in my hand and steel rod in my son leg. I spent all my money for our treatment. Now survival is the biggest problem for me. With my uncondional health most of days iam sick. Iam looking for financial help for my son education

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Knowledge is power and these people have put together the information to give me the knowledge to feel empowered about making smarter and informed decisions. Great group.

1

Advisor

Rating: 5

The best information tool. A repository for all experiences, good and bad, and an excellent place for unbiased research.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When people ask me left handed questions that I know the answer to, but am not going to answer in the present company I always just say, "Erowid.org" or you can Google Erowid and
"[Insert your inappropriate question here]".

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The main reason I love Erowid (besides the obvious ones like keeping teenagers from overdosing on cough medicine) is that it is one of the few internet places that provides honest, unbiased, and clear information regarding psychoactive drugs and their usage. The internet today is whitewashed, fabricated, supremely biased and written for clicks. Erowid is the opposite of that. It is committed to facts. This is ESPECIALLY impressive in the world of drugs, where misinformation learned from peers or family members reigns supreme for most people, and most internet sites simply say "just don't do them lol."

To be frank, I don't know much about the creators of the site or their foundation, but I would like to sincerely thank them for providing this invaluable resource for years and years. Thank you.

2 Cody A. H.

Donor

Rating: 5

Like others have stated, I feel very fortunate that I discovered Erowid.org at such an early juncture in my life. Several times over the years, the knowledge gleaned from it's annals has saved myself and others around me from taking potentially dangerous amounts of a substance, or even in some cases from being duped into buying/ingesting little-known research chems. The experience vaults are an absolute gold-mine of information, prose, philosophy, and general literary expression of all kinds of chemically-induced states of being. Informative, and some even downright entertaining, chilling, or heartbreaking.

The service and information Erowid provides to the public AT NO COST is a boon to civilization, as surely as humanity and psychoactive substances are entwined together. I've donated several times over the years, and will likely do so again. Their information is always being updated. Big thank you to Erowid!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great source of information for anyone who is curious about subjective effects of certain psychoactive substances. Especially useful for anyone who is considering self-experimentation. Databases like Erowid are a panacea for harm reduction and mitigating the consequences of misinformation and propaganda.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A wealth of information on mind altering molocules that I am sure has saved many lives and set many at ease. The information found on the site is invaluable and a great place to learn about the world around us

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Erowid has been an incredible source of invaluable information that has helped me and my friends to expand our consciousness. As a worker in a smartshop I feel it as my duty to be as informed as possible about psychedelics. For this reason I've used Erowid.
As a seeker and a human being I've always been interested in other substances. To get such a bibliotheque of reviews, articles, scientific papers has made me able to create my own view on those substances, and have played a big role in me having a save and mind-expanding trip, as well as being able to give my customers the right advice.
In a world where this information is still very much kept under the table but where everything is at our fingertips at the same time (merely due to the Internet), we need platforms like Erowid more than ever. Especially now, the psychedelic renaissance is happening and we're facing difficult times. This knowledge can be important for everyone, whether they know it or not.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Erowid has prevented overdose and addiction in my community of friends. I am personally so glad to have access to such a great vault earnest human experience and for that I am ever so grateful. Almost all entries I have personally read are correspondence with reality and that is rare on any website on the web.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an absolutely fantastic tool for research and education. I mainly use it to read up on other people's experiences with specific wild growing plants and it is fantastic for that, but it's also great for so so so much more. I've learned so much from this nonprofit and there's still so much I haven't discovered yet.

One of the most complete Compendiums on naturally occurring plants as well as synthesized organic chemicals.

4 Diego R.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Since I was a kid I had an immense curiosity to try drugs
Erowid was key in my life, that allowed me to follow this passion without many risks
Today, Thanks to erowid, I'm not a drug addict, and I can enjoy the drugs that God provides us
But most important, I'm happy, and I was able to reach this magical and spiritual place I'm right now.
(:

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Erowid is where I turn for reliable information about substances. The knowledge vault is a remarkable achievement in a climate where stigma unfortunately prevails. Erowid contributes significantly to harm reduction: knowledge is power!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been using Erowid for half of my life now, and also volunteering as time allows. It is an extremely important repository of knowledge. Knowledge should be free and unbiased and that is what Erowid does. I am thankful for their organization. They are an institution in my mind.

4

Donor

Rating: 5

I trust this site and it is my go to for accurate information. Education is so important and the opposing anti drug info out there is not very accurate. Erowid is the place where all your private questions can be safely answered. Education is power!

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Erowid has always been a huge store of knowledge for me to draw on when trying a new substance and has always kept me safe this way. I am sure this website has saved countless lives.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Throughout my whole life, this website kept my informed on dangers and dosages. I was able to educate myself and others with sound advice.

4 Zaiux Y.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had very traumatic experiencesin the past with drugs due to misinformation and lack of information. Said experiences led me to research on the internet for safety and prevention, Erowid has been the main source of information since then.
Other organizations and institutions try to prevent risks by telling you not to use drugs, but if you are determined to do so, quality information is a must.
Much love

4

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

One of the most helpful websites on the internet for me. It helped me making fact-based decisions many times and give advise to the youngsters I work with. Thanks to that information I personally have not, ever, experienced the dangerous interactions in use. The vast collection of prejudice-free (!) scientific information is amazing!

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A wide range of non biased information on plants and chemicals. Most any substance you might be thinking of trying out, they have it.
Very interesting just for the sake of curiosity and most definitely helpful for anybody wanting to try those things out. It lets people know what they're getting into by getting to read others' raw experiences - good, bad or anything in between and beyond.