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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 found Ewoid about a year ago and I only use it because its reliable and i can trust what im reading

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I discovered Erowid 10 years ago. Sinse then, Erowid has been my one and only reliable source of info in this field. Here you will find everything you "need", and should"want" to know; concerning the information provided. I always recommend Erowid to my associates, because learning this information will save your life.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Before i bettered my spiritual self through the use of various psychoactive substances, erowid was my teacher about how to be safe and smart about my use of these substances. It is a wonderful website that serves to show us more about our brain then we ever could've imagined. Its a fantastic starting point for upcoming psychonaughts and explorers of conciousness.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This website is an incredible window into experiences that would otherwise be untold. Its incredibly reliable informational center provides many important and fascinating facts that only expand the understanding of psychoactive plants and other substances. The layout is pleasant, and I enjoy browsing the site.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Erowid is one of the few places people can go to find decent information about an exceptionally wide variety of recreational narcotics. The site provides a valuable service, educating people about the recommended dosage, effects, legal implications, and physical risks involved in experimenting with drugs.

While governments across the globe invest large amounts of money in fighting the war on drugs, I don't believe that they're making much of a difference for people who would like to experiment with drugs. Instead they push the trade into the hands of criminal organisations where quality control, ethics and accountability hold no value. As a result, people who could otherwise experience a pleasurable experience are marginalised, criminalised and placed in harm's way.

Institutions like Erowid take a far more practical approach: Education and harm reduction. The site takes pains to highlight the risks involved with using drugs. This allows people to make informed decisions, hopefully in safer in environments.

The war on drugs is history's greatest exercise in futility. It's had the exact oposite of its intended effect. Instead of a reduction in the amount of available narcotics. We've witnessed a veritable proliferation of new designer drugs - designed to beat drug laws - while entering the market for human consumption completely untested placing hundreds of thousands of people in potential danger.

Without Erowid, I cannot think of a reasonable source of unbiased information on substances we may or may not put in our body.

In summation, I believe Erowid is one of the few organisations that are taking a practical approach to dealing with the human psyche and it's often self destructive nature by providing free information which allows people to make more informed decisions about what they stick in their body.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Erowid is a great resource that is very informative and helpful. It provides a wealth valuable information without bias. Everyone I know who is interested in psychedelics and consciousness expansion has found Erowid extremely useful.

Allison32

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I thought your information on psilocybin mushrooms was very fascinating. Your site has also helped me with school projects and helped me have further information on drugs, that i did not know. I use your site a lot.

Volunteer

Rating: 0

tienen excelente informaciĆ³n, gracias por ofrecernos sus conocimientos.
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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I think Erowid is the best free database ever. For years Erwoid has offered a free service to the world by providing more reliable information on drugs and their use. Erowid disproves and gives free knowledge to countless individuals and has probably saved the lives of a few thousand. Erowid is the only source in the world that I trust for the best and most expert opinion about drugs.

Since drugs are a taboo in our culture there is a lot of lies out there about them, but with Erowid you can go out and make sure what you are ingesting is actually something you want to ingest or even do.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Erowid is almost always objective in its regards to substances and their usage. They do not necessarily advocate the drugs, but simply understand that people do them and that the experience will be better if you understand the risks, effects, and possibilities. Erowid has probably saved lives in this manner.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have spent many hours on this site. It has informed me a great deal about many drugs. I have actually used this site to do reports on drugs in school. I have read trip reports to let me determine what i will and will not do. This is my absolute favorite site and would be quite upset if it was removed. Thank you erowid.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Erowid is my number 1 source of information. you cannot find a better, non-bias review source with near the amount of information. This site and its reviews have helped me regain control of my life. If you need to know something pertaining to the spiritual/psychoactive/drug/human realm, this is the place you want to go. Thank you Erowid.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

For those concerned about the ethics of the erowid database, people (like me) are going to use drugs, that is inevitable, regardless of the law or their personal safety (think of the 60's, and there was no internet then, or readily accesible information on drugs). Erowid allows us to do it safer and indubitably has saved countless lives.

Volunteer

Rating: 5



Saved my life so many times... That is the most important thing about this organization. Thousands of people volunteering, writing their experiences with so many substances so other people can learn from their mistakes. I am active member of this organization since 2002 and I will be until my death.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I learned of erowid through my extensive research on bumblebees. Ive grown considerably from reading popeye's rantings to placebos cures to now the erowids vaults. I appreciate the availability of facts that I can trust. This means so much to me considering all the lies that other sites or people try to deliver to create audience that is baffled to the point of not trusting any thing they read. I wish i could help out with money because you are worth all that is given. Please keep up the good work because we are a nation that is in dire need of many more like you . Thank you.

Tyler4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

If your going to do it, make sure you do it right.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There is a vast array of sources on erowid that has helped me with any questions I've had through the years. It was especially helpful during my Shamanism class and provided invaluable information on hallucinogens used by many cultures around the world.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Erowid has not only help me learn more about psychoactive chemicals and the human body, but it has taught me many things. The website is rich with knowledge that could help you to learn more about the subject. It is biased either, the website is totally fair and accuarte with it's information whether you like it or not. I have been using the website for a long time and i'd like to see it up for a while. Highly reccomended. A+

Volunteer

Rating: 5

you the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

almost everything you need to know about altered states. awesome site