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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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great place to obtain valuable information about psychoactive drugs that has saved a lot of people a lot of distress.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Wonderful resource, large swathes of knowledge about all types of things. There is nothing on the web like erowid, I've been going there for years and recommend it to everyone I know.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Erowid.org and Bluelight.org go hand in hand. I worked for BL for years, and our staff always knows that we can direct someone towards Erowid knowing that they will not be misled. People are going to get high, and we much prefer that they are educated before they make any decisions.

1 Zac A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This website has undoubtedly helped thousands of its visitors use psychoactive chemicals safely. Far more important, it has, in my educated opinion, saved many lives.

The information found on Erowid is invaluable, as it is at times the ONLY credible source for ethnobotanical and narcotic information. The users and researchers of these chemicals lean heavily on Erowid for trustworthy and unbiased scientific resources.

Erowid performs a public service to a subpopulation desperately in need of authoritative information on the safety and efficacy of psychoactive drugs as medicine and recreation.

Client Served

Rating: 5

In my personal and professional life, I've come to know many actual people that would have probably died if a tool like Erowid weren't at their disposal during their time of "dabbling".
There will always be a drug culture - no matter what - so why not (at least) give that culture the tools they need to be as informed as possible?

This is not a "drug pR0n" website like "High Times" (no offense to High Times); this is an archive of information that neither encourages, nor discourages drug-use.

..At it's core, all Erowid truly wants is for everyone to have the most balanced information possible; gathered into one, freely accessible location.
I promise you - they have the best of intentions.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Erowid saves lives by providing information not otherwise readily available... It helped me rescue one son with Ibogaine and prevent another son from some reckless experimentation that his schoolmates almost talked him into doing.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We need more resources like Erowid--it isn't perfect, but it offers plenty of propaganda free information on controversial substances. Instead of saying all these things are bad (like we were taught in school, DARE, etc) the focus is on harm reduction and education.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Erowid is my first stop when I am seeking reliable and valid information about an array of substances, both natural and man-made, The information derived from hard science, pointed questions posed, and commonly held conclusions coupled with anecdotal evidence -- both supportive of and contradictory to popularly-held beliefs -- paints a very complete picture of specific items drawn from a vast collection of studied substances. I would consider Erowid a pivotal and weighty element of the harm prevention and harm reduction efforts of the humane public effort to educate all persons about the potential wonders and possible dangers inherent to experimentation with such substances. I would declare Erowid a certain public imperative.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Erowid website has been an invaluable resource to myself and my collegues on this Addiction Medicine Unit of a large HMO. As an RN , along with the doctors and counselors working here, I can say that Erowid has helped us to not only identify substances from the street- but can literally help us save lives and understand more fully the social context in which the substance is used. Especially if it is a substance that has recently filtered into the mainstream, such as Kratom. Thank you, Erowid!!!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Erowid has helped me countless times with making informed decisions about substances. It is an incredible source of information about substances and helps users be informed about what they are ingesting. Erowid is a priceless resource.

Client Served

Rating: 5

A gold mine of informations. Best way to limit the risks of health problems with unknown or illegal substances is to read about it on erowid. There is everything to know about these substances there and it is constantly updated. Excellent job. Thank you.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Excellent source. Completely honest reviews are very imformative, insightful and helpful. This site has the answers to any drug question I have ever had.

Client Served

Rating: 5

fantastic resource, very in-depth. I am pleased with their service.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Over many years I have depended on Erowid for accurate and unbiased information and it has never disappointed me.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great site. I have used it countless times in my times of youth to determine otherwise unknown dosage of substances that I likely would have over-dosed on without the knowledge presented in this site. It's always good to know how to do something the safe way, rather than by trial and error.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was verry young, and trying to understand a lot of things, finding a guide without taboo was great.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great site with hard, reliable information about substances, dosages, cautions and effects. People are going to use recreational substances anyway; Erowid allows these decisions to be made in a much better-informed way, really helping to reduce the risk.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This place is fantastic for any information related to drug use and have even permitted me with the empowerment to make healthy decisions about my drug use. Without it, I imagine overdose, poisoning, addiction, and misinformation would be far more prevalent. I can thank Erowid for a great deal of education that really changed my life and the lives of people around me.

1 Davie F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This group have changed my life in so many ways I have learned so many things from this site. their is hundreds of hours of fascinating information and experiences on this website, knowledge and information that would be sold if was put on another media source like a book or a movie. their basic principles of teaching and letting people learn for free should be adapted in the real world . they're one of my favorite non profit organizations and when I get the money together I'm going to make a big donation.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Great and neutral resource about drugs and their effects. In this day and age it is important to be informed about such things and Erowid is a reliable source for that kind of information not many other sites are able to match.