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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

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.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

For many years I've found unbiased, well written information advising on the effects (and much more) of drugs on Erowid. I wish I could thank them more!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

With all of the misinformation about drugs now, Erowid is an invaluable resource. It is helpful for people that just want to experiment to know what to expect and to do it safely, helpful for researchers on finding out the subjective effects of a substance without going through trials, helpful for parents, law enforcement, EVERYONE can benefit from learning about drugs from a proper unbiased source. Erowid is fantastic.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

A+++++ I have learned safe use practices and enjoyed a healthy use since I was a young experimental kid since around the year 1999/2000. This information needs to be able to be accessed safely by anyone that is curious so they can learn the right true information about things they may be in contact with or looking to be. I have steered way away from highly addictive and dangerous substances by being able to read other peoples experiences and to also be able to see dosages that are safe and unsafe. Many many thanks to EROWID!!!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Best place online to get information about nearly any psychoactive activity (meditation/sleep deprivation) or chemical

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I suffer from bipolar disorder, severe anxiety, PTSD, among other things. None of the drugs prescribed by the many doctors I have seen have cured me. I decided that learning about psychotropic drugs may be the best way to finding a way out of my twisted web of disorders. A close friend told me about Erowid and I have been combing the pages of this website to no end. The wealth of information available here is immeasurable. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to alleviate their pain with real medicine; from the earth not a laboratory. Erowid provides readers with the opportunity to learn something that would not be taught to us otherwise. I truly feel that our current policies are violating our right to know by not allowing the studies of plants that might actually cure mental illness. Hopefully, this great non-profit will lead the way in evolving the current status quo and bring this underground medicine to the surface.
Thank you Erowid. Keep up God's good work.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Independent unbiased information is what is needed to spread awareness and Erowid gives access in this manner to an, unfortunately, contrived and controverted subject as is psychoactive substances, which makes Erowid to me a most important resource.

Client Served

Rating: 5

An invaluable and useful source for a plethora of information.

Dror Z.

Client Served

Rating: 5

great work, most helpful to anybody. as a consuner, as his family and as his doctors

Nick64

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have used this sight for over 10 years and rely on it for accurate information and testimonials for safety.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

By far one of the best and most resourceful websites that I have seen regarding drugs and plants. The community is allowed to help by submitting reports and thus the knowledge base is absolutely huge!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

The absolute best source for knowledge on pharmaceuticals, chemicals and anything that can alter a persons natural state. They've calmed my anxiety about a number of things. I don't know where I'd be right now without Erowid.

1 Rudy Andres R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Erowid saves lives, plain and simple.

With just 4 full time "employees", this encyclopedia of drugs is the #1 option for all those who want to research about the substances they consume. No matter if they are stimulants, opioids, psychedelics, or even everyday drugs like tobacco, alcohol and analgesics, Erowid provides thorough and true information about pretty much any of the mind-altering substances curently known, and it's staff is constantly researching and digging info about new drugs that come into the scene.

In my personal experience, Erowid helped me ease fear about the comsumption of psychedelics like Cannabis and LSD, and helped me to correctly asses the kind of drugs that I was ingesting. I will go as far as to say that Erowid saved my life not once, but twice, just by providing me with information about the substances I was consuming. I avoided what could have been a lethal dose of 25I-NBOMe thanks to ts descriptions and warnings about 25I being sold as LSD. It also helped me to prevent a pretty dangerous combination of Alcohol with Benzodiazepines that could have been lethal.

Because of the current policy of the War on Drugs, this information is not easily found on other sources, and thus, the presence of an organization like Erowid that helps drug users to understand the substances they consume provides an invaluable service for drug users all around the world.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Erowid is hands down my nr 1 source I check up when researching a new chemical. Erowid is a great source of knowledge and their great quote:
"Know your Body
Know your Mind
Know your Substance
Know your Source"
tells the public to think for themselves

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Erowid. Probably one of the greatest sources of information I've found in life. I don't mean that in i am always ingesting chemicals but I mean in the way that I was fail by all other sources, erowid has the information that will and has saved the lives of individuals choosing to get "high"

Client Served

Rating: 5

Saved my life so many times invaluable is an understatement

2 Jessica267

Client Served

Rating: 5

This website has helped so many people, myself included, make rational and well informed decisions based on real experiences others have had. This does not encourage drug use, nor does it discourage it, but it is a place of fact and experience.

Nico B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love erowid, it is great, it is free, it's just lovely!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

detialed, unbiased information. huge collection of user experience reports. info about almost every drug out there, with safety precautions and wholly accurate dose guidlines.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Such an important tool to help promote safety and responsible use of drugs!

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

Any time I need to know anything about and kind of substance I knew erowid had the information. Any info I felt was important I loved to share with friends to keep us safe. Without this website I could have done some pretty dumb stuff but the knowledge I gained kept my head on straight. Many lives have been saved by erowid I'm glad something like this exists.