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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

260 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.

1 Adam71

Client Served

Rating: 5

Every time I want unbiased information about a substance that I am not familiar with, or would like a refresher on something I am, I check Erowid. The diagrams for the impact strength of a substance over time is incredibly valuable to me. I would like if all substances had this on their Basic Info page, but nonetheless this site is phenomenal and my first choice for information.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Erowid is great for learning and research, it provides ton of information for learning.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been using the Erowid spirit vaults for a very long time. I find it to be a comprehensive source of information for all my plant medicine needs. I recommend it to patients all the time.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Helpful catalog of data for people who have the capacity and understanding to make informed decisions, as well as information for those willing to learn.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Unbiased reliable information on a very broad, common and potentially life threatening subject.
Invaluable.
What is best about the internet.

2 Dave96

Client Served

Rating: 5

One of the greatest non-profit websites out there. The sheer amount of database content and great information does wonders for incredibly vast community it serves. Easily one of the best websites on the internet, thank you Erowid

3 moxleymoxx

Client Served

Rating: 5

Without Erowid Center, I personally wouldn't be alive, and I know that there are many others like myself, who have used drugs and had nowhere to turn for reliable and accurate information and experience reports, who would also not be around today without Erowid. Personally I have relied on their website for over 10 years. In that time, their archives have grown exponentially, while their mission has remained the same. No shaming, no self-righteous opinions, just facts and experiences for the people who need it most.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Always my first choice when experimenting with my body, mind, and spirit! Always very helpful, non-biased information.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The famous Erowid is famous for a reason: there is alot to learn from this website, vast amounts of knowledge and experiences collected from thousands of people across 2 decades! It gives straight, un-biosed facts on psychoactives and that is the best way to keep people away from harm. Much love to the creators of the website and all the people who contributed to it. Adios!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

An amazing foundation that has provided myself and countless others unbiased information about drugs, plants and other chemicals. The honest information on their website saves lives!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

An Incredible site with a magnitude of thorough information.

1 Mike185

Client Served

Rating: 5

The number one resource for safe drug use. A wealth of knowledge that's the best on the internet. Drug forums and personal use forums are decent, but erowid has scholarly articles along with experience vaults and general information, allowing you to consume any drug safely and with relative ease.

1 Dakota F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Accurate info about psychoactive plants and drugs improves culture, government and health.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Excellent resource. An invaluable wealth of information.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Erowid is by far the most educational source of information on almost every type of psychoactive substance in the world. Since the day I first opened a link to an Erowid experience from it's "Experience Vault" it became my go-to source of information when I want to look up information about any type of substance that I have used, am using, plan on using, or just want to read about to satiate my curiosity. I had ALWAYS done quite extensive research on any substance I planned to ingest (spending hours in front of the computer looking for any and all types of information, for days and even weeks at a time), and, let me tell you, it's no simple task when you want to be absolutely sure and feel completely at ease with whatever you are going to put into your body. Erowid puts all that research into one web address and more; it provides a forum on which users can post their personal experiences, so you know EXACTLY what to expect. There is no better, more educational, unbiased source of information on drugs, medications, substances, whatever name you want to call it than Erowid.org

2

Client Served

Rating: 4

Erowid is a great website! I love it much! Everyone can improve his knowledge there, and this is great, cause druggies recently doesn't know what are they using, and what issues this will have.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

A wealth of information on every imaginable (and many unbelievable) drugs.

The information is centred around effects and safety so users may practice safe and responsible use without worry of overdoses, unexpected effects or otherwise unwanted symptoms.

24

Client Served

Rating: 5

A no-nonsense, non-judgemental goldmine of information for the curious. Has no doubt saved lives through providing practical information rather than "don't-do-it" advice which will simply be ignored by youngsters in any case.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

This site may well have saved my life - and I'm certainly not alone in that. Having accurate, timely and non-judgmental information available to consumers of psychoactives is an often undervalued and dismissed public good. It is a public good nevertheless, and one of the highest order. With better information at hand, tens of thousands of overdose deaths could be prevented annually, as could any number of deaths that result from the consumption of contaminated or mislabeled substances. No one is better than Erowid at providing that information to the people who need it, and if the organization had more resources, it could do that important work even more effectively. Thank you for being a resource for so many, and for so long - you are unsung heroes.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Has been super helpful for me countless times. They take a while to post things that you submit (I don't think I've ever seen anything that I've submitted!), but makes sense with the volume:staff ratio.