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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

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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 like learning about drugs before i use them i like to know everything about them i have searched for websites on google but never found one that gives you every thing some just give you a kids talk abot them but my friend gave the this website and it is really helpful to leaarn and know what to do and how to do it and i will donate as soon as possible

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This site has accurately described many of my experiences, and has helped me grow my knowledge of certain substances.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This site has always been my go to site for direct and truthful information about drugs and their effects on our bodies. It's helped me learn and prevent any possible problems that could come from misusing drugs. I have learned to respect my body and the drugs with everything I have learned. So thankful for this site!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

The organization's mission is actually a good one, promoting safe drug use. They are doing a great service for anyone looking for a psychedelic experience.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

i have been using erowids for 7 years and it is the best thing out there. it has made me a better person. i believe in erowids and i hope to see erowids keep growing and keep the music scene and all scenes safe for people who choose to dablle with chemicals.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This site is PRICELESS. It's akin to the IMDB of drugs. The twenty-teens have been riddled not only with dangerous imitation-drugs, but also with misinformation about them. News stories are popping up every day about people flinging themselves blindly into a situation where they're given an impure, harmful substance. Death, crime, and harm to the psyche can result from this. Erowid is the cutting-edge education we need. Not only does it have information and personal accounts about almost every single psychoactive substance, illegal and legal, that is catalogued, it also has the minutest details about dosage and effects of each. As an infrequent but intense psychedelic user, I am continually looking to Erowid for these specifics, and have used it numerous times to put wayward drug-users on the right path toward education about what they're taking. It also comes in handy to settle arguments amongst us amateur psychopharmacologists. A million thanks! Without this site, millions would be in the dark, unilluminated.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Erowid is the best, it is the best nonprofit health organization since the DEA

Joey7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The best, many times there would be disputes with friends over some source of a perception change or various hallucinogenic material and this is the most helpful source in my mind.

Nathaniel C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Non-biased and informational. It is a great source for educating yourself.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

All the bits and pieces of all the substance are readily available at finger point here,well organised bin of info is a great plus point providing the much needed experiences and reviews of users and other authors to get a deep knowledge of working principles,effects,experience etc. of various compounds

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Erowid is a very educational place for people to learn about herbs and drugs. What they look like, history, how they act in the body, dose info, chemistry stuff, and much more. Nothing like it!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It wasn't until recently that I discovered Erowid. I have since visited it very frequently. I find it to be a great source for unbiased and accurate information about pretty much every mind-altering substance there is. There is a lot of information available on the internet, unfortunately much of it is inaccurate. Not only that, but the topic of psychoactive drugs has much controversy and a lot of the information available on the internet is just a bunch of silly rumors. I can always count on Erowid to deliver reliable information regarding drugs. Not only that but it is a well designed and has a very appealing appearance. Another thing I like about Erowid is the section of the site where people can post stories about their experiences using different psychoactive substances. I use a lot of my free time reading about various trips people had while under the influence of hallucinogens. Erowid is definitely the number one place I'd visit for information on drugs, and I am glad I can show my support.

Jon_15

Volunteer

Rating: 5

For many years I have used Erowid for entertainment of the experience reports also for informational and personal educational purposes. They are an absolutely wonderful resourceful website and organization. Education on drugs plants herbs and entheogens is crucial to everyone around the world. From what doses one should take if they decide to partake in doing a substance to articles and an overabundance of a wealth of knowledge covering every aspect one could look for all in one place is an amazing resource. pharmacology reports from experts, doctors and more from the users themselves. Medical information such as substances that contain harmful MAOI's and other potentially dangerous side effects etc.

I know that I as well as others have trusted their lives from the information that Erowid gives. this way the curious minds of individuals everywhere can help better their understanding on what they are or are considering taking. when it comes to peoples health and more importantly their lives Erowid serves as a 100% PRICELESS and un-comparable resource as a website and organization. With information that holds the capability of saving countless lives and potentially everyday at that. As detrimental as information is when dealing with substances and lives Erowid Dominates over any other website or forum out there.

To the immense amount of respect that I have for everyone at Erowid and all contributors especially on Erowid's behalf I would like to say thank you from the deepest depths of my soul. You have the highest amount of respect I can give. Thank you for being here for us for all these years.

Chris131

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Who hasn't heard of this site by now? Extremely useful and resourceful, great website!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Erowid is one of the most important websites around and it is vital that it gets the recognition it deserves. It offers truthful information concerning not only drugs, but spirituality and nature. Everyone needs to know about erowid, as it offers more benefits and honesty than any government funded website. It is interesting, educational and straight to the point.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first started visitng Erowid after a very existential psychedelic experience during university and the information they have collected helped me to contextualize an experience that was way outside of my cultural heritage as a modern American growing up in the suburbs. I spent months reading everything from the varioius FAQs, to the experience reports written by all kinds of various drug users, to basic effects descriptions and even safe ranges for dosages and other health related information for each drug. This filled a huge gap in my knowledge that was left by cops in the DARE program just telling me not to use drugs (in 5th grade when I didn't really know what that even meant) without providing any kind of context or legitimate information about them. I don't doubt that I would have eventually found more information than the DARE program provided, but at the same time I don't think I could have easily educated myself on so many aspects of drugs without such a well maintained site as Erowid.

I later volunteered with Erowid, triaging experience reports to help get the best reports published more quickly and eliminate the poorly written submissions. Since experience reports were a big part of my research into drugs, I think that the hours I spent doing that work is likely to benefit someone somewhere sometime. The thousands of reports that are submitted to Erowid might be one of the biggest ongoing tasks that the organization tackles, so I believe that any time people are willing to donate toward that cause is greatly needed.

Recently I have not been triaging, but I still believe that Erowid is probably the single best resource for nonbiased information about drugs out there. It reinforced my beliefs that opiates and stimulants are not worth the trouble for most people and allowed be to be safe about my psychedelic use.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love Erowid! It has provided so much valuable information for both me and everyone I know who's interested in psychedelics.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Well i don't have much to say expect perfect i think, i'm not really going on erowid (cuz i'm french :p) but it's the source of every (good) information, and objectiv too
anyway thank you

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Erowid is by far the most comprehensive complete unbiased drug harm reduction site on the web. I have been using Erowid since ~2003 and it has proved a very valuable resource for myself as i am sure it is for many others.

Beth Ellen C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Truth and simplicity is the highest mark I give to the disappearing knowledge in our world.Thankyou Erowid,I wish I could explore the world to find what your site might be missing.