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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 Stories

163 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3

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.

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.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Erowid is the most phenomenally useful website for information on any mind-altering substance, whether it be pharmaceutical, spiritual or recreational. It provides the most accurate, unbiased and helpful information to help you protect yourself and your friends from coming to harm from a substance. I would recommend this website until I couldn't recommend anymore.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Erowid is my N.1 information site when it comes to psychoactive substances, having always provided me with the most acurate information about every imaginable substance + countless extremely usefull users revieuws.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a high school student writing an essay on the effects of drugs on the mind and body. Someone pointed me in the direction of this website and it has given me so much information that will be very useful for not only the essay. It definitely exceeded what i expected out of a website about mind altering substances. I appreciate the work they are achieving by creating an opportunity to be educated about these things because it is rare that you can find non-bias information on the subject because a lot of people find it to be very taboo.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This website is filled with plenty of reviews and information on a vast database of medicine and drugs, with easy access to all articles.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Erowid Center must be the number one database online, it provides in depth knowlegde regarding these substances. Erowid saves lifes by providing valid information about psychoactive substances to the general public, so people know how to do them with responsibility

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The best education I have found to combat the mas of misinformation regarding the subject of psycho actives .

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This site has been an invaluable resource for me throughout the past ten years.
From its thousands of first hand experiences, answering questions, introducing me to psychedelic artists and important figures, books, the list abounds.
This website had save countless lives through knowledge and improved an incomprehensible amount of others. May they always continue the important they do.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a cautious and limited user of psychoactives - I joke to people that my drugs of choice are caffeine and sucrose, because I think it's important to open a conversation about just how uneven the opinions are of mild-altering substances. Erowid has saved the lives of people that I care about as well as total strangers, because it gives such clear and accessible information about such a wide range of substances, and allows me to help people explore what might be appropriate for casual or recreational use, what needs to be approached cautiously, and not just 'what' ought to be avoided and advocated against, but 'why' - and because I make it a point of telling people that when I'm in doubt about something, Erowid is where I go? it encourages them to start their own research, which often leads them to new discoveries of art and cultural offerings that they would have missed otherwise.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great website for research and harm reduction, Erowid is always the first website I turn to when doing research on psychoactive substances.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Erowid is a fantastic resource for factual, un-biased information about drugs, spirituality, etc. There are even articles where users report their experiences with several of the discussed topics. Not to mention that not only is this information is important to know, but it is also FREE, and it is graciously compiled into one site makes everything easier. There are few websites on the internet as a whole that offer the staggering amount of information that Erowid does.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Psychoactives are among my more prevalent interests and nothing has helped me learn and gain very valuable information more than Erowid. It has everything I want to know and more on every imaginable substance and spiritual practice. I love Erowid and I will use it for a very long time.

Volunteer

Rating: 3

My story is kind of odd... Being a meth addict for about a year now, I've been through almost everything I've heard people talk about, seeing evil stuff, hot flashes, all kind of weird stuff, but you know something, I will be straight up... It is called the Devils drug because it is period. Just how you see good things in life, you see bad things as well. It does cause evil spirits to attack you, control you, and yes, the devil does see you through a glass. The same glass you use to smoke. (Pipe). That's why they call it ice. I know a lot of meth users who have experience similar things like myself, except... I've defeated darkness one too many times. I'm i proud to say this? No. Because I know it's been through God. I wouldn't be able to do such thing alone. What led me to start meth? The lost of a friend, who hunted me trying to led me to his death site. I followed him, until I finally realize he wasn't just anyone. He is the morning star I cried for every night. Why did I defeat him? Because I love him, as the person I met, not who he really is. I still cannot accept him for who he is because honestly, love is blind. I refuse to accept his truth... My truth is only to advice you not to do this drug because it will haunt you. My life will probably never be normal again, even if I stop, but at least I know one thing... I will try to help as many as I can, because only God can save me, yet maybe it's my destiny. So, best advice, don't even try it. In my case, I tried it because I wanted to lose weight to impress him, now... If you knew me, I'm sexy, pretty, and alone. Why? Well because he's not gonna have anyone have his queen... In other words, I got the body, looks, and all his full undivided attention, remember, not knowing who he was...

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is easily the best and most informative site on drugs and proper usage. Provides great harm reduction amd I use it regularly to help keep myself safe. All in all this is just a fantastic site.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Erowid provides the youth with a central area for controversial, yet vital information and help. A site such as Erowid astounds me because it takes on such coarse subject's such as drug use and synthesis but portrays them in an educational and professional way. Erowid helps guide the youth with their part taking threw experience vaults which provides a curious pupil with valuable insight that otherwise couldn't be granted without the pupils individual experience(s). With that being said we can understand that from a site such as this, comes a certain number of lives that have been saved. If Erowid was non- existent their would be loads of curious young adults today that would be mislead and deceased from something so humiliating such as a lack of education.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Before I had ever even began smoking weed much less using a psychoactive chemical (such as LSD), I was afraid and had no ambition to do or ever try drugs. Since I discovered Erowid, I noticed from the data they provide for FREE (information that can save your life) that some psychoactives are completely safe and have been test since the initial synthesis of LSD by Hoffman. Anyone using, especially to those thinking about using, need to see this site. A little over a month ago I had a major breakthrough off of a highly popular psychoactive: LSD. I won't go into detail, but this website made me have the balls to drop acid knowing that it is safe, and still doing it months later this time with one of the most important lessons I will ever learn as the motive of the trip. thanks friends

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Very helpful and useful for those, who interested in self-evolution and self-cognition.

Based S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Erowid is helpful site to review substance experiences and help me fully understand the chemistry of the substances that i review , this site contains very useful information , and a perfect place for anyone to share there experiences. It is a very amazing site and i would recommend anyone to review the site , thank you erowid for being so comprehensive and for having amazing information on the mind a spirit.

Matthew37

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am in the greatest appreciation for this invaluable resource. The depth of it's contributions cannot be overstated. It's personal stories, attention to 'law' and in depth botanical knowledge are without parallel. Thank you so much for all your work.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Honestly, I can't think of any other organization in my life that has had a bigger positive impact on me, including schools and national governments. Thank you, Erowid!