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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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Erowid is one of the most helpful sites I have ever come across. Not only that, but by giving true, factual information about substances that may or may not be harmful, Erowid can help individuals make decisions based on fact, not propaganda. There's a lot of junk out there that over dramatizes the sometimes dangerous effects of narcotics, often ebbing away people (especially teens!) trust in these sources. By providing accurate information, Erowid helps people make intelligent decisions and reduces the amount of harm that people can potentially do to themselves. 5 out of 5, this is an organization that helped people all over the world and saved lives through real education.

1 Ellie8

Client Served

Rating: 5

Erowid has given me more information, quicker, easier, and credibly than I could have ever found anywhere else. Not only did I feed my curiosities but I learned serious lessons about what is and what is not to be meddled with. A lot of kids will go unknowingly into these drug-territories with little to no knowledge of the problems and health risks they could face. Erowid has been helpful to me in multiple occasions in my quest to study botany and increase my knowledge in medicinal and psychoactive plants. Erowid is by far the most humble and incredible informational organization I've ever stumbled across.

Jordan25

Client Served

Rating: 5

Has probably saved my life and numerous others lives in terms of the harm reduction or information resulting in changed minds or altered habits.

Beautiful organization helping others stay safer.

Client Served

Rating: 5

god bless erowid! great site with precious information about psychoactive substances and its effects. helps users and scientists a lot!

1 Sean15

Client Served

Rating: 5

Erowid is one of the most helpful, useful and informational drug sites, if not the most. It combines chemical and physiological empirical evidence and a pharmacological perspective on the many psychoactive drugs listed but also incorporates the experiences and testimonies from it's users to allow others to learn from a personal perspective. These elements aggregate what can best be described as the most precise and thorough psychoactive library. Erowid enables users of psychoactives to learn about what they are ingesting and know the risks involved, a noble cause for the millions of psychoactive drug users across the world.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been a user of Erowid for the past ten plus years. When I was a teenager, the things that I was able to access kept me from doing many dumb things.

Joel7

Client Served

Rating: 5

There's really too much to say about Erowid that wouldn't come out in essay form, so I'm going to keep it short.

By providing such a tremendous, lacking bias, versatile psychoactive chemical "encyclopedia" (if you will), Erowid has single handedly saved millions of lives, provided beneficial information for scientists around the world, and essentially acts as an information gathering machiene through it's enabling of it's users to share their experiences with a multitude of chemicals (which has infinite medical value, saves lives, and even guides people to live more conscious and self-actualized lives).

Praise on top of praise for this organization which does what no other group has done before.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This site is really one of the most reliable, trusted, well organized and VAST source of information. There is no other single entity that I'm aware of that does what Erowid does better than they can.

Daniel64

Client Served

Rating: 5

Erowid.org es una página excelente que nos ayuda a aprender mas sobre las plantas curativas, psicodélicas o drogas de distinto tipo. Tanto en a información macro como micro, detalles, experiencias, etc.

Jean F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing web page, full of interesting information about all kind of substances, it has been really ussefull for me and my friends, the good thing in erowid is that it gives you all the information you need with out any kind of political-social-religious ideology. It's hard nowadays to find real information without the edulcorants that we use to see.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Found this site a while ago, very helpful, honest, fun to look and surf along, the articles are pretty accurate and have a real background behind. Totally worth the read!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Whenever I encounter a new med I look it up here for the anecdotal side effects, good and bad. Very helpful.

Client Served

Rating: 5

There is a vast movement to change the way our society views mind altering substances. Fundamentally, there is little difference between say, coffee and khat, yet one is highly illegal in America and the other is given with regularity to four year olds on TV. This type of logic floods the world's modern opinion of drugs and with such an uneducated majority of the population, good advice and information regarding the reality of these substances. Erowid is a centralized database which allows access to said realities. LSD is a fairly demure compound in the realm of dangerous interactions, so one might assume they would be fine taking lithium and LSD, physically speaking. In truth it is a very dangerous combination; one that could have killed my current girlfriend had we not thought to check erowid. To put it bluntly, one can't put a number or value on the lives saved by erowid on a day to day basis.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Eroweed should be required reading for all teenagers, and for that matter, for anyone with the curiosity to try any mind altering substance, to educate themselves in the risks and the required safety measures to minimize risks.

in short, and shamelessly paraphrasing the Economist, it's motto should be: to take part in a severe contest between information and intelligence, which presses forward, and an unworthy, timid ignorance about drugs.

Client Served

Rating: 5

great source for people trying to found out important information on botanicals and more.

Client Served

Rating: 5

An AMAZING place to get accurate and up-to-date information on all substances. Whenever I, or a friend has a question regarding a substance or experience, I always hit Erowid. They provide the whole UNBIASED truth, as well as a place for people to share experiences and ideas. Erowid gives proper information of the dangers and benefits of different things, as well as advice and other resources. Erowid has proven very useful to me, and will continue to be just as useful in the future.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Great website that is jampacked with information on all types of pharmaceuticals and has a great section on mind and spirit. It is a greatly constructed site and loves helping people.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Erowid has provided me with such a vast quantity of knowledge that can't be found on other websites. This site expresses everything from pharmacology, to rich and detailed stories and synthesis procedures. Probably one of the best psychoactive compound reference sites in existence.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Erowid offers the best, unbiased information about all kinds of (psycho)active substances on the internet. It stands for safer use and vast knowledge.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Erowid is the best source out there for factual non biased information. They have been doing amazing work since the early 90's and deserve recognition. This site is such and important resource to so many people.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This site does mostly deal with things that are considered taboo in most places, but has a straightforward scientific approach that cant be found anywhere else. Inaccurate propaganda in either directions means ill-informed decisions, that can very quickly become very dangerous when it comes to psychoactives. Erowid is a pioneer in providing solid unbiased information on psychoactives to the masses, and that can save lives.