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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, 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: Drug Education, Erowid.org, Experience Reports, New Drug Tracking & Monitoring, Research Improvement, Ecstasydata Anonymous Laboratory Drug Checking, Wisdom Cycle Project, Document Library & Archiving.

Community Story

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

SInce I have known of the organization, I have watched Erowid act as a positive influence in lives of many experimental teenagers . For young people who are set on experimentation, having this information available to them allows them to make far better decisions than they would otherwise.

Today, as an adult with an interested in drug policy and harm reduction, the organization continues to provide me with valuable information relevant to the work that I do.

Erowid is an invaluable self-help, harm reduction and informational resource, and it deserves recognition for the important contribution it makes.