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Nonprofit Overview

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

Community Stories

162 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Erowid is undoubtedly one of the longest running and most reliable sources of information about medications, pharmaceuticals and other mind altering substances. Untouched by corporate interests, it's served in its purpose honestly and faithfully since the dawn of the internet and deserves all the praise I can muster.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have spent countless hours reading through Erowid. I've learned so much about various chemicals and have been able to pass this information to friends and acquaintances for harm reduction. Many people do not know about safety precautions and Erowid has helped to educate them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Very good and broad information containing photos, references and also precautions. Highly recommended.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thanks to Erowid peopel have a clear vision and a ton of information. Not a ton of propaganda

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Erowid provides me and many other people with real information about psychoactive drugs, substances, plants, etc. (which humans have been experimenting with for thousands of years--just saying). Without websites like erowid, people could die or cause unnecessary damage to themselves and others because of lack of knowlege about what you're doing or how to properly do it, and not overdo it, etc. Usually, any other drug education is false, propaganda, or just lies to scare people from doing it, such as all the marijuana myths. That is why we need websites like erowid, so that people can practice safe and responsible drug use.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a valuable repository of knowledge, both technical, anecdotal, while meandering in-between. This site should be preserved and maintained...

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When you have an empty void in your heart that can only be filled with drugs but are also an extreme hypochondriac, you'll come to realize that a site like Erowid is your best friend. I cannot express how many times this site has saved my life by informing me of the side-effects and/or complications of any drug I decide to ingest. Thank you Erowid.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an amazing resources for everyone who uses drugs or considers using drugs. It has without a doubt saved many lives throughout the years and continues to do so by providing accurate information in a non-judgemental way about drugs. The great thing is, you don't have to do illegal drugs to benefit from this website.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The best source of informations that you can find on the entire web. Helps you to stay in the "safe side" when handling chemicals or plants.
Also teaches their powers in a scientific way that gives you info, pro's and con's and leaves you completly informed.
Thank you for your work, Erowid. You'll never know how man lives you saved and/or made better.

2 Christa6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great resource that helps users avoid fatal drug overdoses and interactions. Literally a life-saver.

2 Mason D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Erowid is helping spread truth & harm reduction & I am happy to see it at work. I support it & hope it continues grow!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great site, we need more sites like this to spread objetive information about susbtances, and stop that madness.

1 Imsick I.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I couldn't say more about erowid and they help in my life.. everybody in my country despise drugs in any form for about mis-information they devour from media and government through education.. well perhaps i'm the one.. since i am born in conservative family but my stubborn head didn't stop me experimenting with any kind of drugs known that day..
I used to inhaled glue, petrol and stuff since teenager.. and as time went on i thought i just went little deeper with that stuff, use alcohol for substitute butit didnt took me anywhere..
When i 25 ithankyou to google, i finally knew erowid and aghast that i poisoned myself with the dangeroust drugs ever known to human family that ALCOHOL AND NICOTIN, I happen to be alcoholic and hard smoker..
Erowid taught me a lot of things about drugs and its usefullness to expand human consciousness and altering my perception.. since that day i knew my government do NOT allow me to experience the most must things that we have to as a human to experience..
Thankyou Erowid for giving us the forbidden fruit.. thankyou

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Best site around for drug information, specially psychedelic and other illegal drugs.
Since these kind of information are not generally available on the web, this website is a gem for everyone who wants to experiment with drug.
Please study your drug before administering it for the first time.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Absolute reference when it comes to quality drug information on the internet, would totally recommend to anybody looking for thrustable information!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wow, nice! A place to call home I'm really sick and a bit broke or I totally would give y'all the money. What y'all are doing is awesome. Thank for sharing the info.
Sabisch Truepain

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Erowid is an amazing orginization and i have spent days learning from there webpage . i have expanded my knowledge while being able to make safer and smarter decisions. Aside from social media they are my most frequently visited website and i hope they will be able to keep helping people for years to come

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Maybe the most important website out there. I know that I could have made some bad mistakes concerning my health that were prevented with the information on it.

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Whenever I have questions about plants and drugs and need a reliable source for user experiences, Erowid is my first stop. First hand user accounts, thoughtfully written for an audience which is expected to have an open mind, are an invaluable resource. Erowid really helps to cut through the propaganda and misinformation out there on drugs.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This website is one the few on the internet I feel I can trust. The information is unbiased and as factually sound as you can make it. There is so much to be learned on this website and it is a great resource for educating the public on matters they have been misinformed about

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Erowid is such an amazing resource to have. I remember when I first discovered it I was completely shocked to find there were such intelligible substance users (not abusers) whom shared all of their experiences and decades of knowledge and research and had it all compiled into one easily accessible webspace. Many, many substance users are completely ignorant and like to claim they know everything about a substance when in fact they know nothing. I once had someone tell me they took a hydrocodone pill with 325 mg of hydrocodone. I laughed, very hard. it was in fact a hydrocodone/acetaminophen combination. 325 mg acetaminophen and I believe 5 mg hydrocodone. 325 mg would have them dead. Anyway I am fortunate along with many other smart users to have this website available, I have learned much valuable information and if I come across a substance I am unsure of, I am able to look it up on erowid and avoid taking an unknown substance that I have no knowledge about. Also it has helped me avoid taking many substances that I would have likely not found enjoyable, it is great to have the experience reports available and to learn from others mistakes, although it seems most of erowid's users are quite intelligent. Erowid also posts contraindications, for example if an experience report talks about someone having driven a vehicle while under the influence, erowid's administrators will not that it is not wise to drive while under the influence of any substance. Thank you Erowid for your generous contribution to our community and for allowing us the resource to keep our experiences safe and pleasant.