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!
Great organization, providing reliable and valuable information about one of the most controversial subjects of our time. Psychoactives. The best way to deal with them is understanding them as much as we can and the more knowledge we have the heathier and safer our relationship with them will be. Erowid believes that, and helps with lots of information for educational and harm reduction proposes.
I've found that the information offered on the Erowid Web site to be highly valuable and of course, immensely enlightening. What is routinely force- fed to us, the general public, on the subject of the consumption of psychoactive substances, is a confusing jumble of scare tactics, hostility, and otherwise falsified information. On the other end of the spectrum, the subject is often glamorized, in a manner that is almost as insulting to my sensibilities as is described in the former. To the contrary, the information provided by the people at Erowid, is concise, and based on facts. This is quite a refreshing juxtaposition compared to the norm. When truth, minus sensationalism is given, we as a society are then able to make better informed, safer decisions regarding our own lives. Erowid does this wonderfully, and I'm glad for it!
in a society that generally denounces drugs but hypocritically abuses them regularly, misinformation is all too common- especially concerning how one drug is "good" and another is "bad". Of course anyone in their right mind would tell you it's all about "how you use it" that determines a drug's merits. Since most of our doctors' reputations and salaries are at the mercy of profit-oriented pharmaceutical companies, the benefits of Erowid cannot be understated. A well-rounded guide for researchers, truth-seekers, and experimenters. Access to knowledge from scientific perspectives, shamanistic traditions, and first-hand experiences. Did you have some burning questions after you finished your public-school's D.A.R.E. program? Erowid puts truth first, and leaves those stuck with the "social norms" to do their homework.
Erowid.org is one of the most valuable resources on the entire Internet. The collation of basic information, hard-earned wisdom and first-hand experience reports, both positive and negative, has enabled many thousands - perhaps millions - to make informed choices about drug usage. To me this represents the very best of what the Internet has to offer - enabling us all associated in whatever way with the 'drug scene' to participate jointly in a global learning community, both contributing to and learning from this incredibly rich seam of knowledge and experiences.
The Vaults of Erowid has been by and far the most complete and valuable source of information for myself and my peers. It provides factual information, backed by references and links, that truly benefits anyone who chooses to look. As well as informaion, Erowid contains detailed personal contributions from people all over the world. I feel bad that I can only donate small amounts occasionally. The experience is priceless..
Erowid has become an invaluable resource for me. It's the first place I check for questions related to pharmaceuticals and recreational drugs.
I've triaged for Erowid for almost a year now. The wealth of information that can be found on the website is amazing. The people who run the website truly are making a difference in the lifes of people everywhere. The invaluable information found on this website should be historically preserved. - Danger
An excellent site, first port of call for any research. User experiences are good for those who want to experiment, I'm convinced it keeps people safe and alive. Keep up the good work Erowid
I have been visiting Erowid for more than eight years, and it has gotten better and better thanks to the dedication of the very few people who run and update the site. Writing about such a sensitive topic requires a high level of professionality that has been evenly maintained by the owners through the years. There are thousands of drug users around the world who get reliable information from the site which helps them to decrease the risks. Erowid does that by providing factual information, without encouraging or discouraging the usage. On the other hand, Erowid's approach toward the history of psychedelic movement is so fresh and comprehensive; it shines a light on an important but ignored part of 20 century effects of which are present in our thinking, life style and art.
I am so thankful that there is a site out there like this. It is the only place i can find information on drugs that are in the media (bath salts) as well as finding out information about new drugs that can be a threat to my child (age 11). I will be donating to these people even though I know that information can and does get abused. It is important that we have as closed to first hand knowledge as possible of these things, so that we can fight dis-information and ignorance.
Eroiwd may have saved my life. As a teenager, I experimented with psychedelics, and the effects and dosage information provided by Erowid kept me safe. Eroiwd is providing balanced, unbiased information that gives individuals the information they need to make safe decisions for themselves.
When a friend accidentally drank a recreational drug that she mistakenly though was water, we knew it was a massive overdose, and went straight to the nearby hospital emergency room. The ER staff knew of the relatively uncommon drug (1-4 Butanediol, related to GHB) by name, but knew little about dosage, toxicity, or duration of effects. One of the ER doctors was obviously looking into it on a computer, and I suggested to a nurse that they try Erowid.org for information. "Oh, yes, we know about Erowid," she confidently stated, "I have used it before." She then went over and said something to the doctor at the computer and returned to me, smiling, "He was checking Erowid when i went over there," she said. I got the impression that these medical professionals rely on Erowid for crucial overdose moments regularly, and that gave me a lot of confidence in them, since I know Erowid is so reliable and has important information for parents, teachers, students, users, law enforcement, and medical professionals all over the world. This site is so important, we need it for drug safety and harm reduction!
I first got into contact with Erowid in 2008 as soon as my interest for psychoactive substances emerged. I've always been an information seeker and unlike governmental resources Erowid provided the factual, unbiased and reference backed-up information I was looking for. As a matter of fact Erowid compiles what must be the largest data base on psychoactive substances on earth. Since that year Erowid as been my primary resource for information on psychoactives and the experiences they invoke. Such information was proven quite valuable on many occasions, enabling a careful use of psychoactives by knowing their real effects, such effects duration and the correct dosage. With Erowid at hand I've been able to answer my doubts and advise many friends and acquaintances thus avoiding many potentially risky situations. Besides harm reduction the factual information on Erowid has also allowed me to support my view that drug prohibition is nefarious for the human civilization and with it I was able to tell the real story on many private debates thus, little by little, improving the public's awareness. By archiving and publishing lots of scientific literature Erowid becomes an important resource for citizens which aren't professionals on pharmacology, chemistry or neurology and can't access such information through other means. In the last couple of years the Erowid crew was partially unable to match the ever increasing speed with which new drugs, dubbed research chemicals, appear. I mean they weren't able to provide the usual information on dose and effects they have for better known compounds. The reasons for it are much understandable: lack of scientific studies concerning those drugs and the few number of experience reports available. The Erowid crew could try to carter part of this issue by incentivizing the report of experiences through their website (e.g. with new interface allowing comments and follow-ups). Then the collected data could be processed to yield some preliminary, though much helpful, data. I understand such would require qualified man-power and resources this organisation doesn't have and this is one of the reasons why all those who benefit from Erowid should consider donating, becoming volunteers, or help the organisation in some other way.
J'ai trouvé tout de suite l'information que je recherchais, et j'ai pris le temps de faire un peu le tour, et j'ai trouvé que c'est assez complet et même plus. C'est avec plaisir et empressement que je vais continuer d'y faire le tour et d'apprend encore plus sur les plantes et leur effets. Félicitations !
Erowid is THE resource for information on psychoactive substances and plants, the indigenous history regarding the use of these substances and an amazing portal for all kinds of human endeavor stemming from our long history as a race which uses psychoactive plants and compounds to further our understanding of the self and the universe.
I sincerely appreciate the time and dedication involved in gathering and building such a wide, yet detailed scope of factual, usable information. Erowid is an invaluable online resource center with information that is hard to find anywhere else. Searching for specific topics is easy and their site is very user friendly. Thank you for the resource. I will be sure to pass along this gem to other researchers.
Erowid is the leading site on reliable information about psychoactive substances. This website provides trustworthy information to consumers, health profissionals and the general public that gathers both empirical and scientific knowledge in an user friendly interface. The articles by the staff are written in an accessible way that can reach different audiences. Erowid is easy to read and easy to love.
Erowid is a valuable library of information that has helped keep the lives of many, including my own, safe when experimenting with psychoactive substances. Additionally, the organization offers a plethora of other counter--cultural information ranging from the histories of notable persons in the field to techniques and methods of various ancient rituals (such as drumming, fasting, and dreaming). The sites' existence is vital due to its scholarly review of fringe topics that are otherwise difficult to study without obvious bias.
As a professional in the drug research field, I can also confirm that Erowid is a primary resource for relevant and reliable drug information. Its enormous knowledge base serves as a definitive #1 starting point for acquiring high quality information on a vast amount of psychoactive substances. As Erowid.org provides manifold data from anecdotal experience reports to scientific literature bibliographies, its content is well readable for teens and parents as well as for experts and authorities. In their effort to put knowledge-based drug education ahead of political ideologies, Erowid is an innovative, global, and ultimately culture-transforming organization that deserves great respect for its societal activity.
The voice of rationality and reason is always helpful and EROWID is just that. They fill a void and provide leadership in an area full of lies and distortions from many quarters. God save EROWID!
Erowid is far and away the most informative and trustworthy source of information of psychoactive substances. Erowid's success as a provider of clear and useful information is particularly noteworthy considering the misinformation and bias that generally surround psychoactive substances. I spend freshman year of college committing to memory as much of the information on Erowid as I could. That information has quite literally saved the lives of two of my friends. Erowid is a phenomenal resource, and without a doubt my favorite website.
As a pharmacology student, I can attest that Erowid is one of, if not the most reliable source on psychoactive substances. Although there are many sites that offer the chemical information, Erowid is the only organization I know of that actually offers legitimate experience logs submitted by volunteers.
Erowid has been my source of information for almost any plant or man made synthetic I have been interested in. It far exceeds the knowledge base of any other website I have found. The experience reports often has much greater detail than reading someones post on a forum or listening to someone describe it. I love erowid.
Erowid - tons of excellent information related to plants world wide that effect the body mind and spirit. No need to wonder what will happen should one decide to ingest any kind of drug whether it be a popular street drug or simply a plant that is found in your back yard. A site worth supporting if for no other reason than to ensure the continual flow of info without any body of so called authority deciding how much information the general public should be privy to. Information is power.
I am a technical person by nature and I appreciate good information. The information on EROWID is unbiased, accurate, and very well organized. Their library is huge and covers a fascinating range of drug research and news. Given the legal complexities and overall climate of fear around the subject of drugs, it is amazing that such a coherent voice is available anywhere.
It is very refreshing to get the truth about a subject (drugs) that is so lacking in 'our' war on drugs. Even the legal drugs on the streets are so misrepresented by pharmaceutical companies. Erowid is one of many needed places for 'real' information so one can make Fully informed decisions.
Erowid is an island of academic information in our world of misinformation about psychoactive substances. It is an invaluable source of unbiased knowledge that is easily accessible to anyone who is looking to know more about the drugs they put into their body. All too often, false facts and rumors are spread about psychoactive chemicals as if they are truth. For some, this can mean the difference between life and death. Erowid has the real facts about what effects drugs have and what the consequences of use and abuse can be. Not only is the organization a useful source of quick reference information, but it is also a vast library for peer reviewed journal articles, books, first hand experiences, and history about human kind's long fascination with mind altering substances. I have no doubt that Erowid plays a large role in harm reduction and I know personally that the organization has inspired many people to become life long learners and academics.
Th Erowid organization is an invaluable tool for our global society. Erowid is many things to many different demographics of people. For many, Erorwid is a compendium of knowledge of medicinal and recreational drug usage. This information is accessed by all curious minds including: parents, teachers, law enforcement, physicians, working professionals and students. Erowid is also more than just drugs; Erowid is an open forum for safe and free expression of the mind, body and soul for our global community. I proudly advertise my support of donations to this admirable group of people from humble beginnings with a desire to create a simple message of compassion for our world.
Erowid has been a great resource to me ever since i started researching with drugs. I enjoy reading about the effects of various of drugs in the huge experience database, and i always check dosage, duration and other peoples experiences on specific drugs, so i myself can make responsible decisions regarding the drugs, it makes me feel safe. I know that Erowid has helped many, and probably also saved lives, for providing the information it does. Drugs are dangerous if they are not handled with responsibility, and if information like this wasn't freely available on the internet, i think a lot of people would be lost regarding harm reduction, etc. and then things can easily go wrong.
I can honestly say that Erowid is one of the more thoroughly educating of websites relating to mind-altering substances & anthropology & study of foreign/alternative culture that exists on the web today. It definitely can help educate those people who use, study, or are considering using mind-altering substances; and in some cases I do believe removes the dangerous ignorance & misinformation factors that are linked to irresponsible use of mind-altering substances. Personally I find it interesting to read about others' experiences with various substances, and I believe that some people may learn from others' mistakes without having to make them themselves.
For many years Erowid has been my prime source of information on psychoactive substances. I thought me how to handle drugs responsibly, what drugs to stay away from, about the dangers of habituation and addiction, how to inform other people about drugs. It’s good information that is hard to find elsewhere, well written and structured orderly.
Erowid is a bridge between academic knowledge about drugs and the more "real-world" experience of the people who take them. It has always provided me and my collegues who work in the field with up-to-dated and comprehensive information on almost any drug-related subject. Erowid definitely worth it.
Erowid has always provided me with accurate information about various drugs. It has helped me to be responsible with my drug use and to practice harm reduction. Before I take any drug, recreationally or otherwise, I always check Erowid so I know what to expect. I find the experience vaults to be incredibly informative. Additionally, the 'basics' section is great for providing really important information like the effects of different dosages and half-lifes so I can enjoy a nice experience without going overboard. Not all drug-users are stereotypical stoners. Some of us are PhD students that want to be informed so we can make responsible decisions. It's an extremely valuable resource and I hope to use it for many years to come.
What a fantastic site. A valuable resource for anything plant, pharmaceutical or drug. This site has been a point of reference for me time and again. I disagree with AngryBird. This site does not promote 'getting high' it is just information. If your son chooses to get high he's going to do it anyway. You sound like an over dramatic American so let me ask you this: Your son has no doubt learnt how to pull the trigger of a gun through watching movies. If he gets a gun and knows how to kill, do you blame the movie or you? Don't blame erowid for your failings as a parent.
Erowid, simply put, is the most accessible, complete and well presented data repository about 'drugs'. The site can be used by pretty much anyone: teenagers seeking an accurate alternative to the usual inaccuracies spouted by government agencies or schools; or by people writing Ph.D's who need to study the pharmacology of many products in depth. This site brings a lot of personal testimonies in conjunction with a vast collection of studies that are always verifiable (if one takes the time). It is a fantastic example of how information can be collected and presented so as to benefit those trying to learn more about many aspects of drugs, plants, biochemistry and so on...It is a pity that so few people are aware of it. Don't be taken in by facile sayings: ignorance is NEVER bliss..
I am a parent, your site promotes and teaches our young children how to use anything to get high! From catnip, codiene, benedryl to poppy seeds, cough and sore throat medicine. Knowledge they would otherwise not have found out. You need to be specific about the age of these people and their stories, I noticed some weights are included. Your site needs to include warnings and dangers for young teens. From you site they learn how to do cold water extractions of ASA&C, Tylenol 1s, 3s, and many other crazy ideas to get an opiate high. I urge you to attach warnings front and centre, our kids are getting addicted at a very young age. Erowid could help battle the fight against drugs in our teens.
Erowid Center 05/31/2012
Thanks for taking the time to write your review and thoughts. You should send Erowid any specific ideas you have about how (and where) to warn teens about the things you describe.
The project is driven by the comments of visitors and the issues you raise are taken very seriously, within the context of maintaining a library of factual, non-judgmental information.
As you probably know, both the topic area and the general problem of trying to keep teens from experimenting inappropriately with drugs are incredibly complex. There are a great many places online where specific directions for extractions are found and discussed. It is not the case that without this library, teens wouldn't find the recipes you describe.
One of the goals of the site is to provide a resource that's useful to you as a parent in trying to have a sense of the bewildering situation our world finds itself in with regard to psychoactive drugs. In a time when every prime time television show pushes psychoactive medications, and recreational sex drugs are major sponsors for Baseball, it's clear that our society needs new models for how to teach the next generation.
Again, please contact Erowid Center directly if you have specific ideas about how to improve resources and where to provide targeted warnings about risks and dangers of specific behaviors.
I have been using this site for a long time and I can honestly say I love it and it has helped me learn so much about things most websites don't inform you on. It helps me to be safer when I do certain drugs and I really love reading all the experiences recounted within it. Overall this website is forever a favorite of mine and I hope to use it for years to come.
For more than three years I have been using Erowid (at least once weekly) to inform myself about the multitude of psychoactive substances in the world. Reading the documents, articles, studies, experience reports, and off-site links provided by Erowid, I have become better informed about drugs and consciousness altering techniques. Erowid is a fantastic example of education, harm-reduction, and general interesting reading.
An amazing site that functions solely to collect and make available an ever growing amount of information. The information it provides and stores helps further science globally. Even on a personal point of view it aids in harm reduction and same user experiences.
I have been using Erowid for many years to gain a better understanding of psychoactive substances. Erowid creates a non biased area for people to learn how to responsibly use psychoactive substances.
For many years Erowid has helped me gain knowledge about the plants and chemicals around the world and around me. I have been learning from erowid since i was 15 (I am now 25) and have been guided through the high school years of experimentation and through college. I remember being in high school and learning nutmeg would alter me but that the active dose wasn't far from the overdose or lethal dose. Key aspects I have learned include safety, dosage, and others experiences i have incorporated into my consciousness. One person accidentally harvested tobacco without gloves and had the most powerful visionary experience he had ever had. I have read reports that have determined whether or not a plant/chemical resonates with me and the experiences i seek. Most importantly i have been able to direct others to the site for information and share knowledge i have gleaned from Erowid. Thanks Erowid!
This website is very educational, it is like an older brother looking out for you. Letting you know how to stay safe while you are doing potentially dangerous things. Erowid is also entertaining, some of the stories have been eye opening and have stopped me from doing some pretty stupid things. I love this site, long live Erowid.
A most valuable resource for what is supposed to be, and was intended as, a FREE society . With freedom meaning, as long as no harm comes to others, and You don't boor them with You're views, decisions affecting the individual should be up to the individual.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Especially when it comes to drugs. Erowid, for as long as i can remember has been a guide to me. It has helped me remain a responsible and well informed drug user. I have, using the knowledge gained from this website, informed people about the consequences of many of the substances that they were using. Truly a very informative website.
I was, am and always will have a chemical romance. This because I grew up different and could only accept myself while high and found that only other high members of society would befriend me. Fast forward to a few years ago, I hit rock bottoms bottom by using crack and heroin to rid myself of the horibke reality that my life had become. Present day, I am on suboxone and probably always will be. but its a good drug because it saved my life; Erowid is a good place because through the years, whenever I was in doubt or needed an unbiased message about a certain chemical, i was given just that. An unbiased assesment and the option to check out some user feedback. Erowid has been my Godsend. And my Home Page. I am now schooling myself to become an addiction couselor and beleive me, I will be using EROWID as my Bible because new chemicals come out weekly and I need to be kept up to date and give my future clients the honest truth - once again - something I know I can get from Erowid. Bravo and my thanks x a million rob
Excellent, unbiased resource for psychoactive drugs. This site provides a vast amount of objective, factual information on many substances, as well as subjective information based on user experience reports. Erowid is instrumental for recreational drug users, therapeutic drug users and medical practitioners alike. The harm reduction basis of the site has saved many lives I am sure; and I myself have benefited greatly from the accurate information on dosing, effects (mental and physical) with both long- and short-term use of substances.
Knowledge is power, and it can also save your life if you're not aware of the stuff you are about to try. I can't find a more accurate drug related website on the internet, it's like an encyclopedia. They do a great job, and I can't thank them enough for what they do. Everytime I wanna find out something about a drug I'm interested in, I check Erowid, it never failed me. As far as I experimented the data is true, and again, I can't thank them enough for this life saving project.
This website is a goldmine of accurate, objective information regarding the safe, healthy use of drugs/plants/chemicals, legal or otherwise. I like to say that Erowid center is the Planned Parenthood of drug use. The drug education programs I had to sit through in school were similar to abstinence-only sex ed (and were full of ridiculous propaganda), while Erowid provides me with access to medical facts and quality experience reports and maintains an atmosphere of respect and intelligence. I would not knowingly ingest any psychoactive without first researching it on Erowid, and I strongly advise others to do the same!
I enjoy experimenting with new psychedelic drugs. Erowid.org is a very helpful site because it presents a clear, unbiased description of the effects of all kinds of drugs. The site is designed in such a way that it neither promotes nor discourages the use of drugs, while operating under the theory that accurate information about drugs better ensures responsible use of drugs than do propaganda and smear campaigns. For nearly every drug under the sun, Erowid has a section ("vault") about it, in which the effects are described in great detail, and separated in to positive, neutral, and negative categories. Very helpful indeed!
I've been coming to this site since before it was EROWID and I have always found the information extermely helpful and reliable if used the right way. I wish more people knew about it. Keep up the great work, whenever I have a question about a substance, I always come to this site and see what it says, as well as what input from others say! Thank you!!!
Erowid has probably kept me alive quite a few times in my curiosity of Psychedelic Research. Back before I used to play it safe, back before I knew what to expect and what not to expect. Erowid has been like a pocketbook to all things psychoactive, recreational, even a nootropic has it's place at Erowid. One of my all time favorite website, and I hope you guys stay forever, keep doing the good work.
Erowid is by far the best site on the internet for people who are responsible drug users. So much useful information.
I not only volunteer for Erowid, but I also use the site for personal information on a daily basis. The site has concise and accurate information about common substances used for recreation, and a wealth of information on less popular chemicals. The Experience vault is fabulous, with an enormous amount of helpful information. Volunteering for Erowid is also great, the crew is helpful and fun to work with. The work is fairly easy, almost never tedious, and you learn a lot while you do it. The IRC is particularly helpful, somebody is almost always logged in. All in all, I probably wouldn't be alive if it wasn't for Erowid, as I found some crucial information on the site a couple times, going forth without this info would've been disastrous.
Erowid.org is quite possibly one of the most helpful sites on the internet to me, for many reasons. While this site successfully contributes accurate information about popular chemicals used for recreational purposes, it also provides experiences of users, and gives specific advice on how to use these chemicals safely and effectively. Erowid also contains topics and articles on not just recreational drugs, but as well on artistic topics and spiritual techniques such as meditation and breathing the techniques. The collaboration of all these things makes for an extremely beneficial website and contribution to society and the continuation of safe usage of recreational drugs.
For those not familiar, Erowid is a non-profit that's primarily known for their website which provides non-biased information about psychoactive chemicals. Erowid is arguably the single most important source for information about these chemicals today, and is responsible for helping millions of people every month to make safer and healthier choices about the drugs they use, both prescription and recreational. Even for people who get their information about drugs just from talking to a knowledgable friend, odds are that one way or another that friend got much of their information from Erowid. Not only is this an organization that's keeping countless people safe, it's become so pervasive that it's literally saving the lives of people who have never over heard of them, almost certainly including people you know.
Erowid Center provides help to illegal drug users and unbiased information to anyone who wants to know more about recreational drugs. I think they are very important since they help minimize deaths and poor life choices.
The unbiased part is very important in my opinion. In the past, programs like DARE have been a complete failure. I think it's because it was taught by cops that only expressed the negatives of drug use. Teens are smart enough to know what's up. By hearing both sides, they are more trusting of the authority figure.
They also keep an internet archive that you should check out some time.