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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

1235 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

Outstanding. Good unbiased information is hard to find, but Erowid puts it all on the table, and within the reach of those who need it. I have personally seen it save lives. This is an invaluable resource, of which I cannot speak highly enough.Thank you, for doing what you do.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Over the years Erowid has given me rich, detailed, bias-free information and insight into various entheogens, plant medicines, and psychoactive substances. Organisations which espouse similar goals as Erowid simply lack the same level of information-richness, and often withold critical data to serve political agendas. Furthermore, Erowid's experience vaults are of particularly high value, with no other organisation out there actively collecting and curating such a wide variety of reports and perspectives.

The most important outcome of all this is the widespread promotion of harm reduction awareness and techniques. It is no exaggeration to say that Erowid leads in this area.

Matthew Z.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Erowid is one of the greatest websites there is. There is so much information about drugs on Erowid. That may sound distasteful, but really, Erowid provides information on how to use drugs safely for those who intend to take them and information on their effects for people who are just curious. There are pictures, dosage information, studies, user reports, and more.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great website. Mind opening and useful. good to know other people stories and insights.

Andi M.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

For several years I was a drug educator and spoke in high schools about the dangers of illicit drug use. Erowid is a user friendly, marvelously accurate, and science based website that gives clear and concise information. Over the years I have recommended them many times as a harm reduction site. Several people I know have chosen not to partake in certain substances based on information they found on Erowid, and I truly believe they have saved many lives. Thank you, Erowid! You are a vitally important informational site!!

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Despite that Erowid is not getting enough credit now I believe that in the future when world going to speak about humanity relationship with drugs/plants/chemicals more freely and acknowledge necessity not to make wars because of them,not consider drugs as roots of evil, but study their hidden enormous potential, Erowid will be as important as Wiki.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Erowid is the most comprehensive place to learn about drugs both from first-hand reports as well as third-party sources. My favorite thing about it is the fact that they never changed the interface, which has been well-conceived from the start - it doesn't try to dumb things down for you, but it's still easy enough to use and the information density (sorely lacking in more "modern", web 2.0/3.0/etc sites) is very high.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This place is an amazing hub of information and resources, truly a gem of the internet

Kenneth Jahnsen C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a fantastic site for acquiring accurate, NON- BIASED information for those who are interested in experimenting or just learning about psychedelics

1

Donor

Rating: 5

At least a ton of unbiased information about drugs and everything surrounding them. I would not try a new chemical, plant, or pharmaceutical, without at least researching it on Erowid. It is definitely my go to bible for psychoactive substances. Outstanding work. I donated in the past, and I look forward to do so again.

Kudos!

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Erowid and industry experts makes certain that the information is current, accurate, and unbiased. The information in its vaults is beneficial to all, From the curious Free spirit to intellectual savant. I'm sure even some of the sceptics would have to respect the Knowledge this site has. please Don't let this some what endangered Knowledge become extinct....

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Erowid has helped me educate myself and my friends on many substances with unbiased information. It is an invaluable resource in harm reduction. The scope of information is also wide and touches on multiple aspects including legality and laws. The "experience vault" has absolutely been a fantastic guide for me to understand how different substances affect different people and hence infer how it can possibly affect me so I can best device my own experience.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Never have I seen more concise and accurate information regarding mind altering substances. Erowid makes me feel safe, knowing that the research has already been (or is already being) done and organized accurately and impartially saves me and many others seeking knowledge from being misinformed, thus saving many lives who may not be with us today had Erowid not existed.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Outside of a UI that takes time to get comfortable with, this is a truly wonderful website, giving accurate and objective breakdowns of studies and reports which are oftentimes hosted in their entirety on their own site. It's absolutely incredible and truly a blessing for everyone, from enthusiast to researcher.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Erowid is the most honest, open, and rigorous website on the internet. This entity transends the bits and bytes of it's physical reality. The knowledge contained within are undoubtedly responsible for petawatts of positivity and love. I have trusted this being numerous times in the last 15+ years and have been treated to enlightening and joyus occasion each time.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My go to people for any drug information I might want. Reliable, honest, unbiased information. An excellent resource whether you suffer from chronic illness or teenagers.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been using the Erowid website as a reference since the age of 15, and I will be 33 in September. Having this resource online has kept me safe, out of jail, and educated about things that I could not ask anyone else information about. I have been recommending this site for years, and cannot say enough good things. These people and this organization save lives. Period.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Provides a massive wealth of information surrounding psychoactive substances, their effects, potential dangers, and much more. The greatest source of free and accurate information regarding the topic. I have used this site for research on multiple projects and papers and the sheer amount of information available is mind boggling, ranging from Layman's terms explanation to dense, advanced analysis-es.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Erowid is the best place for information on drugs. This site probably saved my life with all of the useful information it provided me with in my younger, reckless college years. I'm most likely not alone in this regard. They are doing great work educating people with information you can not receive anywhere else.

3 Evan D.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I found Erowid roughly 15 years ago while in high school. At the time myself and many of my peers were becoming interested in mind altering substances. Erowid proved to be a great resource in educating us on safe usage and informed experimentation. I had spent an entire summer reading everything I could about the various plants and chemicals and was able to distinguish those of which interested me from those of which seemed overwhelmingly harmful and dangerous. Even to this day I hear a lot of misinformation and rumor being spoken about different substances and I feel obligated to advice these people to do further research on Erowid to better their own understanding and the collective understanding of all.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Erowid has been, since I was introduced to it, my go-to for information about active components, dosages, risks...
I often recommend Erowid to people when they want to have an objective view on psychoactive substances.