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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

1228 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

6

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.

Hugo L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a good source for information and certainly plays a role in the harm reduction related to entheogenic experiences. Lack of information and lack of research is one of the causes of fear in many aspects of life. Erowid facilitates to obtain and share information for the benefit of all those interested.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Erowid is a blessing. It is one of the only supremely objective websites that provide routinely consistent data and information about drugs. Whether it's the legal status, health effects, safest forms of usage, other's experiences, or the pharma-kinetics & chemistry of a drug, it's all there in an organized efficient manner.

Without a doubt, absolutely zero exaggeration, Erowid has saved my life by providing the wonderful harm-reduction advice in the very nuanced yet factual manner that they do.

Thank You Erowid from me, and from all of my friends whom I've recommended it to.
You are truly a life-saver and one of the last bastions of almost fully unadulterated information.
Once again, Thank You.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Erowid is exactly what a website about psychoactives should be, it is neutral. It's a great vault of knowledge about any drug or mind altering substance, this subject is inherently subject to suspicion from a lot of people, and as a result can be difficult to talk about. But Erowid is a place where people learn and discuss about these things without a filter. I commend erowid for being a safe space, and for undoubtedly saving lives through harm reduction.

Kris G.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Erowid has helped me and several friends out over the years. It has been a valuable resource for all of us when it comes to understanding the experiences, dangers and benefits of mind altering substances of every stripe. This website undoubtedly allows people to make safer decisions in there every day lives when it comes to the subject matter dealt with on the website. Erowid will always have a special place in my heart and always be my first stop when encountering new mind altering substances.

Jesse C.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Have been utilizing Erowid website for 10 years give or take. It's taught me many unforgettable + valuable facts as well as provided hours of entertainment, amazement & awe by perusing the different topics and subjects available. Thanks for having this site available it's saved mine and a couple friends lives by providing access to this normally tabooed area of life

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Erowid truly surpasses expectation, as an honest and transparent organization. Primarily accessed through the world wide web, their website is dedicated to the education and safety of the public on subject matter most shy from. I myself have felt completely confident with all of the information I have sifted through and absorbed.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Erowid is an amazing resource as it includes vital information for both professionals and laypersons about substances and their effects. Their blend of both scientifically rigorous information and anecdotal evidence from the general population means that it creates a very non-biased, informed view for anyone interested in really understanding a substance, it's pro's and con's and how to discuss it's use accurately and in a non-stigmatizing way. As a health professional and community member this service is leaps and bounds beyond many other available resources. An A+!!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Erowid is an unrivalled source of unbiased information about psychoactive substances and related issues. In a global climate of blanket prohibition, Erowid is a vital panacea for the rampant ignorance and downright misinformation surrounding these topics. I am just one of countless people that it has helped to make an informed decision about substance use.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Erowid has a fascinating collection of real accounts of people's experiences, both good and bad, with every psychoactive substance in existence. Totally unbiased source of valuable information that keeps people safe. A must read for everyone, whether you use substances or not.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Erowid is a wonderful resource for harm reduction. It is by far the most efficient way of obtaining information on psychoactive substances, and holds great value in today's society, as the usage of drugs will most certainly never stop, and having information readily available on how to be safe with them has proven most useful in keeping people safe and out of harms way. Keep in mind, every experience read must be taken with a grain of salt, and any information on dosages and responsible use must not be acquired from the experiences. I'm confident in saying that erowid is an extremely integral part of keeping people safe and out of harm's way.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The best site for drug information and first person experiences. The information is delivered in an unbiased manner and the experiences reported to be taken with a grain of salt, though what does someone have to gain by making their anonymous experience up?
A great starting point when you've heard something about something and feel a pull to learn more so you can BE SAFE and decide what is right for you.

Erowid is an invaluable resource

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

erowid is the best website for an unbiased view on all drugs from caffeine to heroin, if you want unbiased and accurate information on doses, effects and experiences go to erowid

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Generally, when it comes to drugs, it is hard to get accurate information. Since the government criminalizes certain drugs, it might be hard to get accurate information on, let's say, heroin. On the flip side, some people who don't have the agenda of "don't do this" might give inaccurate information, either because they are trying to sell you heroin or because they just don't know. Erowid isn't perfect, nobody is, but they bring accurate information in an easily accessible way and work within a drug legalization, harm reduction point of view that views drugs as chemical substances rather than as the devil incarnate or as the greatest thing ever. They provide a huge service for anyone who wants, or more importantly, needs to know about drugs, from caffeine to fluoxetine to nitrous oxide to amphetamine to heroin and more!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Erowid has always been an important impartial source with regards to pychoactive compounds. They are an independent source of information regarding these substances, providing important safety information to the community. I can safely say that the information they provide has saved many lives, especially among those that are already disadvantaged and downtrodden in life.

2 Christopher R.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

This site has helped keep me safe and informed. I don't know any other site like it. May it always serve as a light house for those distant travelers to not end up ship wrecked

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Erowid has become my default reference for anything drug and plant related. It provides information ranging from dosage amount to personal experiences, as well as law and health issues. I know that when I visit Erowid I will be given honest, well-researched, and unbiased information regarding whatever I am researching. The wealth of information Erowid provides allows the public to be more informed and more responsible in their usage. The site is a plethora of helpful information put together in one, easily navigatable, place. I highly recommend Erowid to anyone who's curious about the fascinating world around us.

Robyn E.1

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I was happy to find such objective information about the effects of all substances on people.Usually information about experiences is tainted by other agendas like drug war recreationists or pharma companies.Prople can be unpleasantly surprised by hidden effects in their meds and this site shares/records all sorts of reactions adding to our knowledge.Erowid also documents the range and possibilities ofexperiences that our brains are capable of.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Erowid is a fantastic source of knowledge, has probably saved me from making bad decisions and allows me to get useful information that I know is trustworthy so I can pass it on to others

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Trusted information, if it was sold in book form, I would have several copys