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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

1157 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2

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.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is such a unique and valuable archive. The interface on each substance's vault is so straightforward and refreshing as an alternative to sifting through random opinions on obscure forums. I've lost track of how many people I've recommended this site to. I can attribute almost all of my harm reduction practices and advice to Erowid.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Erowid is no doubt the best vault of information regarding substance use. Its info is trusted and it has helped me out many times, and has helped out countless people since 1995.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Where can I start? As a young college student I became curious, as many do, with the subject of drugs. Although I personally do not believe in the criminalization of psychoactive drugs, unlike some drug advocates I will not say they are not dangerous. All drugs have the potential to be very harmful when used irresponsibly. However, Erowid is a shining example of the power of information. Simply put, the website provides users with a huge library of knowledge including both scientific research, personal experiences, dosage guidelines, and countless other information. Because of this, when I started to experiment with drugs during my youth, I was able to avoid several costly mistakes. Although I no longer use drugs the way I once did, I can attest this website saved me on multiple occasions and that without it I might have done something stupid enough I wouldn't have survived it.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

If Erowid was a piece of toast, I would never ever eat it, the reason being is that I don't ever ever want it to go away. It would undoubtedly be the most delicious piece of toast in the world, yet still I would restrain myself. Plus ditto what everyone else said.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Erowid provides useful information about a vast number of substances and plants. In doing so, it helps to educate, reduce stereotypes and make drug use safer.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

For years, this has been an excellent source of information for me. As I grew up, I was told lies by me parents, different lies by the schools, and different lies by the church. When I found Erowid, I began to learn the truth about a world of a chemicals and pharmaceuticals. I have never tried doing anything with risk without fully studying Erowid. Because of this, I always know the risks, my responsibilities, and what to expect going in to something. I have decided there are some things I will never try because of what Erowid taught me. They are perhaps the leading source of unadulterated harm reduction information available through any source. Erowid saves people's lives, about that there is no question. It may have saved mine.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I was born in 1990. It was just the beginning of personal computers in the home. And I was just lucky enough have one. I grew up learning things about commuters, video games that play with others. While my mind grew up so did the internet's and then one fateful day I discovered Erowid. From then oh it was a new obsession. Learning about drugs through the experiences of others. I read so many trip reports. It was all very fancy. The sources spoke for themselves. Over all the years Erowid has been a place to learn objectivity, not in a D.A.R.E. class where you are simply taught to just agree and say no.

Erowid is a great and simple way to get the right answers.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Very good and broad information containing photos, references and also precautions. Highly recommended.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Erowid has played a positive and informative role in my life and the lives of many friends my entire adult life. Without their honest and clear documentation, various myths and misconceptions about dose, composition, and effects would have persisted in an otherwise well-educated and appropriately skeptical community. Their information averted some mistaken plans which could have led to catastrophic consequences. It is not hyperbolic to assert that people personally known to me are alive, not imprisoned, and not institutionalized in part due to Erowid's efforts. These are people who have gone on to fulfilling, successful, and noble careers in a variety of professional fields. Erowid is pro-knowledge and pro-intelligence. We desperately need more such humanistic entities in a world wrecked by ignorance, fear, and pettiness.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Immensely useful information that focuses on harm reduction and real-world information. No scare tactics of "everything is bad" or naive "everything is good." Q&A responses are thoughtful and respectful, citations are plentiful, and they have fostered a great community of safety-minded individuals, with research and knowledge as a common core. Whenever I'm doing research on this subject, Erowid is always the first site I visit.