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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

1448 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

9 Giancarlo F.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Erowid is my favorite online source for psychotropic substance information. They are very informative and they encourage safety. There is no other website that thouroughly examines each substance, as does erowid, I am happy that they exist and that I found them when I needed them most. Much Love!

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I'm unsure how writing here helps Erowid.

The interface for the main site could do with being modernised. A mobile app has been in the works for several years, and the site itself is not very mobile friendly.

Despite the number of visitors, I am unsure if many of these grasp the full scope of resources hosted by Erowid.org.

All I read here are stories about how useful Erowid.org is, but much of the focus appears to have been on the lab testing site of late.
I don't see anyone really saying where or how the sites might be improved, or where to focus effort.

If the place is five stars, why change anything as its perfect?
It is not perfect.

Erowid Monthly has happened once in the past 3-4 years.
Ecstasydata is now Drugsdata, so the info here has not been updated, either.

Most people will use the site to search a drug, gather some info on what to expect, dosage, etc... then leave their own "review".

For this, I suppose, it is fit for purpose.
I'm uncertain as to what the funding is spent on, as this is something that is not particularly transparent.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Super informative website focused on harm reduction helps me and a lot of other people get accurate information on sunstances

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Erowid is a wonderfully informative and educational tool that provides an irreplaceable service to the public. Whatever your stance is on drugs and drug use, there is no denying that access to accurate substance related information is a huge step in harm reduction as well as helping people make smart choices if they do choice to use.

There have been many many times where Erowid has helped me make better choices about what I put into my body. This is why I will continue to donate and submit trip reports - anything I can do to contribute, support and show my appreciation to the site and those that put so much hard work into what it is today!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Erowid is an absolutely crucial service. Though people may be torn on drug policy and the use of drugs as a whole, we cannot deny the benefit and harm reduction that an organization like Erowid offers. By offering not only scientific data but also anecdotal evidence, and the other way around too, the users of Erowid are able to access easily digestible information about a variety of psychoactive substances that they otherwise wouldn’t have. By offering dosage information for many substances, it allows users to not just go in blind, taking a wild guess at how much is enough (potentially leading to death!) but to have a proper idea of how much or how little they need. I’ve been using Erowid since I was a teenager and I can’t tell you how many times it’s saved my hide. In all honesty, I don’t know if I’d be alive now without Erowid’s help and information. Support this organization!

Donor

Rating: 5

i’ve been using this invaluable source since i was a teen. it literally saves lives

Donor

Rating: 5

Originally used as a teen to learn about new drugs moving through school - certainly saved me from making several bad decisions after reading the vaults of Erowid. Pioneers in sensible drug education. Highly rated!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My name is Elliot,
Cashapp : $IGAdminElliot

I've been to two different colleges and I've written stories of distress during rehab when I wasn't allowed to work, couldn't work, forced not to work, and forced into this stigma where I can't get a job or do anything in life because the art of war is so dishonest it made me scared and paranoid for no apparent reason and, I lost all confidence when I needed to be as smart as a surgeon and as rich as one but not be able to do it actually
None of the below will help me be a better dishwasher, or laborer or get me out of trouble card, or see past a con man.
Also none of the below is written by me.
I used to be a writer.
I wanted to be an admin.
Now I need to learn manufacturing.
I also need money, not for me but for other people.

Is the below worth it ?
Because when everyone else got a stimulus check I remained broke.

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Start with America. With abundant vaccines and enormous stimulus, it is at the biggest risk of overheating. In recent months inflation has reached levels not seen since the early 1980s. Its labour market is coming under strain as economic ac tivity shifts. Even after a rise of 850,000 in the number of jobs in June and accounting for abundant vacancies, the number of people working in leisure and hospitality is 12% lower than be fore the pandemic, Workers are reluctant to return to the indus try, which has pushed up wages. Hourly pay is almost 8% higher than in February 2020. Perhaps they will come back when emer gency unemployment benefits expire in September. But coun tries without such a scheme, like Australia, are also seeing a la bour shortage. Attitudes to work may be changing at the bottom of the income spectrum, among waiters and cleaners, not just among well-heeled professionals who dream of yachts and sab baticals. All this suggests that America's economy will run hot, with continual pressure on the Federal Reserve to tighten policy.

Coca-Cola pledged in 2018 to make 100% of its packaging recyclable by 2025, and to use 50% recy cled material in bottles and cans by 2030. The next year, it announced that Sweden would become the first market where all its products are sold in fully recycled plastic bottles.

Coca-Cola's general manager for sustainability, says this is a change in the way the company is working to reduce waste. "The real ity is that that plant-based material, as it's turned into plastic, is really still a virgin plastic," she says. That's not something consumers will stand for any more, Sutaria says, instead telling companies they want reusable and recycled options.

The second fault line runs between supply and demand. with continu Shortages of microchips have disrupted the manufacture of electronics and cars just when consumers want to binge on them. The cost of shipping goods from China to ports on America's west coast has quadrupled from its pre-pandemic level. Sourced by AdminElliot, Cashapp : $IGAdminElliot

Client Served

Rating: 5

Erowid is a portal to rare knowledge that opens minds and saves lives.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Incredibly thorough amount of information on an extraordinarily important range of topics. The authors/creators are a caring, supportive, interested and passionate community whose dedication for no profit is inspiring. Can't recommend enough!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Keeps me safe.
Keeps me safe.
Keeps me safe.
Keeps me safe.
Keeps me safe.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Erowid has been providing extremely valuable information about all sorts of important subjects including safety precautions and general information of almost all psychoactive substance that exist in the world, articles, book references and it also allows for people all around the world to share their experiences so others can read it and learn from previous mistakes and lessons.
I have nothing but a huge amount of respect for the founders of this beautiful site and for all the users that helped build this fantastic non-profit project.
God Bless.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

For years Erowid has freely provided me and countless others with useful information for the purposes of education and harm reduction related to the use of plants chemicals and compounds for recreational and entheogenic purposes. I am extremely grateful for their existence and for the work that they do.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've used this site since I was 17 now I'm 34 has helped me be aware of experiences n such I'd have lost out on much fun and I enjoy the chemistry and such provided especially bad trip reports because I'd rather not. stay free stay safe one love wyte boy out

Tyler W.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Unbiased, objective information is power. Erowid empowers informed decisions and provides insights into many aspects of human experience.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The greatest website in the world. Tons of information. Nonideological. Helped me stay safe numerous times.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Erowid was a great tool for studying & helping learn harm reduction techniques. It is a much needed a valuable resource for certain individuals, they really deserve more recognition.

Client Served

Rating: 5

A trustworthy source for vital information. We get sex ed in school but not psych ed and never drug education. As a teen I read for hours and hours on Erowid before deciding cocaine isn't for me, but maybe mushrooms could be useful. Now in my 30s, have never touched coke, mdma, or heroin, and every year or three I treat my depression with a carefully dosed trip, instead of with daily mind-numbing pills.

I'm absolutely certain I would've tried heroin with my high school friends, if I hadn't read about it first. All the other sources in my life were utterly untrustworthy.

No other source of information has had such a profound positive difference in my well-being.

Adam C.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

This site has been a source of clarity in an important topic that is shrouded with rumors and misinformation. This information can save lives.

Client Served

Rating: 5

A truly amazing website. It has helped many friends with consuming drugs in a safer manner, preventing many dangerous combinations and habits from beginning.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is my go to for solo journeying, which I'm deeply grateful. Often these substances can take you into deep waters and Erowid acts as a virtual guide for so many experiences that one has never imagined. Also, an excellent guide to figure out safety parameters so one can have a positive journey. Much love and light, thanks to the team that keeps rocking this site and helping wake up the world. Your work is not only valued, but essential.

aanthanyj

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

amazing collection of material for making safe and wise choices for individuals... also provides help and more importantly hope to those who benefit from this therapy

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Very informative and well written. It has helped me a lot in my research on psychedelic plants and substances.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'm from Down Under (no, not your pants) and have just discovered this webpage. I don't have time to read it all just now but the parts I have read are outstanding: informative, knowledgeable, articulately written, funny and a real gold mine of of a resource. I'm currently investigating plants that were used by indigenous, first (as far as we know) Australians, such as, Duboisia hopwoodii. But within such a huge continent containing so many different geographical conditions and so many different nations, there must be a shitload that we don't know about or knowledge that the white (well, pink, actually) man lost when the blackfellas were decimated. I'll let you know what I discover.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Professional, organized, and credible source for information regarding the medicinal and recreational use of a host of drugs. I can count on this site to give me the info I need along with experience reports from people like you and me.

Filip N.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

You won't be able to find any other source with such reliable information and the sheer amount of it anywhere.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Erowid is NONPROFIT GOLD!!! It is a treasure trove of unbiased, scientific information and the detailed personal experiences in using various psychotropic drugs, either by themselves or in combination with other pharmaceuticals, plants, or funghi. Especially useful in the past ten years as psychedelic medicine enjoys a Renaissance and enriches the entire sector of psychiatry, which previously was in a complete crisis. So many people, from Gen Z to Boomers, have turned to Erowid seeking advice on how to safely do drugs, for recreational or therapeutic reasons, no judgement.

It is a cornerstone of the internet, may this website never go down!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Best forum to get all info about psyched substances. Save me a lot of times, as knowledge to life. Tis platform is fcking awesome

Client Served

Rating: 5

they really help me with my heroing addiction and saved my life

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Very detailed and useful information, helped me a lot!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Erowid is possibly the greatest non-profit source of accurate reliable and unbiased information about altered states of consciousness. You can look for scientific information, policy information as well as even anecdotal experiences.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Erowid is an incredible source for unbiased, informative knowledge about psychotropic substances. They have a bank of probably thousands of different drugs, including plants, herbs, pharmaceuticals, and every-day-substances. Their "Experience Vault" allows people to reveal their experience with the said drug, ranging from pleasant, to addictive, to neutral. I have been using Erowid for years and I am deeply appreciative of the work that they do. I know many others are too.

1 Danny B.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The only place to go to for first hand detailed reports of psychoactive substances. The site keeping true to its roots since the early 2000s as created a community on the internet like no other!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Erowid helped me stay safe and informed. Thank you guys!

1 Shyam C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Absolutely love the site, have been searching about dream experiences on here.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have used Erowid.org since it's first year. It has always been and *extremely* valuable resource for me and my family. Great group of guys who run it as well! LOVE YOU EROWID!!!!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The amount of history, people whose lives have been saved and education this place has provided is truly astonishing. In a world of propaganda and fear-mongering, these sites provide vital education and information, experience reports etc.. Truly amazing work.8

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

EROWID is my go-to resource when researching the effects of different substances of abuse. I find it very helpful in keeping informed when dealing with patients who may be abusing substances, so I can better understand their side effects.

Nat H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I would go as far as to call Erowid at life saver. Thanks to the information accessible for free, people have been able to avoid overdoses.

Client Served

Rating: 5

An incredible organization sharing stories, information, harm-reduction tips, and community. Truly the best resource for this!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I read Michael Pollan's book "How To Change Your Mind" and concluded that using psychedelic substances responsibly and informedly would help me. I found Erowid, and it is my go-to source for sober, responsible, detailed, and complete information on psychedelic drugs I am considering using. The information I have found there has opened my life to wonderful experiences and has kept me safe from potential downsides. IMHO, Erowid is a massive contributor to improvement of human life.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They helped me learn about the drugs I was planning to consume, and it helped me stay safe

2

Donor

Rating: 5

I'm a veteran and my name is Aaron James glad. Dob 8/6/81. I'm currently at the va Milwaukee. I was involved in a botched drug deal in Milwaukee and outted a undercover officer who tried to also pass fake 20$ Bill's. I was then immediately followed by 20+ vehicles. I did research and found operation relentless pursuit in Milwaukee.im not sure if it's them but my phone immediately got hacked and my Google settings were changed. I started noticing I was feeling different and found out I was somehow magnetized. I was sartorially injecting acetylfentanyl and methamphetamine. I started getting strange feelings and found I was magnetic. As I was being followed, i went on facebook live 4x and things only got worse. I contacted local police and my probation officer to explain what was happening. I contacted the Gov. And was incarcerated. While incarcerated, I was continually harassed and found they were using nanoparticles to communicate with me. They claimed they were state patrol wi and dea/CIA. This is no joke. I'm still getting messed with and cannot file a whistleblower complaint because it's blocked on the zablocki va wifi. They were listening in on medical appointments and I've asked for medical help to no avail. I was hospitalized because my ankles swole to twice the size due to my change in polarity. I believe there were nanoparticles in the drugs. I believe this is the technology they are using. I'm also believing that they use your phone to track. I can feel them changing my mood etc. They even were able to put me into withdrawl by using nanoparticles to attack my sublocade shot. There might be something with the shot but I can feel when they do something. They were even able to harass me because the higher the polarity the easier they can read my mind. I'm scared for my life. I think I have a pseudo aneurism and was denied help. I can't file a whistleblower complaint but all you have to do is research nanoparticles. I'm in fear for my life and believe they are retaliating. This is not a joke. Please be careful because they might be tracking the drug supply. I've admitted my crimes and they still threaten to prosecute me for doing this. Please help if you can.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Mecca of information about substances ! Grateful they exist

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Erowid has proven to be both very informative and helpful for my own personal research on drugs and spiritual practices.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When discussing psychoactive substances, it can be especially hard to find reliable or up-to-date information about the effects and impacts that can arise after consumption, Erowid solves this problem like no other and should certainly be seen as one of the most eye-opening and informative organizations out there.

Niall C

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The reason i am still living is spelled EROWID as it has educated myself and ithers through me as well, and it has opened my eyes to Real facts and studies more than the "Dr" and "clinic" and "health" sites ever could have

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Always my first go to when trying a new drug. Have learnt a lot of potentially life saving information from other peoples experiences

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Very organized, comprehensive, invaluable ressource for thorough, first hand info and experience reports about basically any and every psychoactive substance (natural and synthetic) that is known to exist.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Erowid has truly helped me understand the wonders of the natural world around us in a very beautiful way. There are few things in life that have sparked my interest as much as ancient trees such as the Ginkgo Balboa (of which i have now planted in my garden for years to come).

In terms of harm reduction, Erowid is an unbiased and blessed source of knowledge for everyone, and thus I feel it is an amazing nonprofit.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This people have helped me so many times to be more conscious about the dangers of my habits. Thanks Erowid

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Any time I need information that's impartial and objective, curated by those who have taken the drugs themselves, I go to Erowid :)

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Very necessary node of informational connection. Used many times to safely navigate the unregulated Market that is, the "war on Drugs "

1 Alex T.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm actually amazed they still exist! Keep it up nerds

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

EROWID has been my go-to source of scientific and non-scientific information on psychedelics and other various substances that have allowed me to redact my own scientific papers for years. Their amazing database and forums are a unique place to find information on set and setting and risk reduction.

Petya K.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Extremely useful. Well written articles, very informative and helpful.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Since the very beginning of my chemistry career I have intrusted this organization's data with only the greatest of regards. It has been a staple of educational, for which stood the test of time, and with such, was a catalyst for innovation for a great entourage of new minds to be formed. Not only do they provide a balanced force to such a controversial area of discussion, but they have done so wonderfully for over 20 years. My deepest respect goes out to them!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Erowid is a long-standing valuable resource for harm reduction information and general information regarding psychoactive substances. Their experience reports and harm reduction information provide personal accounts of drug effects and allow those who are going to use drugs to understand the possible adverse reactions with other drugs, proper dosage, and other possible side effects and issues they may encounter. Risky drug use will never completely go away and erowid provides life-saving information that should really be provided by institutional health organizations and governments

Brandon M.8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great website with very educational information. Been using erowid for studies of diffrent substances for years now. Only place I'll ever go to look up something. 10/10

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Such a wealth of knowledge and personal experiences across a huge variety of topics. I've referenced this site for years.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Absolutely amazing resource. Trusted and true information available on the internet for over 20 years.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Huge vault of info rarely found comprised elsewhere!

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Very useful project, which has probably saved quite a few lives during its existence!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The best and most important website/organisation in public drug research and harm reduction. Truly one of the most valuable nonprofit organisations if you believe at all in the importance (from a clinical or spiritual view) of mind-altering drug use.

I work in the pharmaceutical industry, and you might be surprised by how many of my peers value Erowid too.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I think I've actually rated Erowid before, but just in case I didn't I'll make sure. Simply put, there are few, if any comparable resources, online or off. Erowid's comprehensive and diverse collection of information on psychoactive substances has helped me and the people i care about explore psychoactive substances with eyes wide open, forearmed and forewarned.

Having subjective data available, combined with the crowd-sourced experiences creates a resource which is both credible, and deeply people-focussed. This is what harm reduction should be.