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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

135 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

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Best site on the web for up-to-date, apolitical, fact-based information about drugs, drug use, and drug information. More and more people are turning to their tablets and phones for information.

Between the "War On Drugs: Just Say No!" and the "Everything is Fake News!" Sites very few sites have the depth or scope of information that would allow one to make educated choices. However, Erowid stands out precisely because it has that depth and scope of facts that are missing from so many others.

1 Madjag

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Far, far exceeds expectations. This is a 6-Star website and archival resource disguised as a 5-Star site. I found Erowid and bookmarked it somewhere in the mid-to-late 90's. It still sits at the top of my bookmarks concerning drugs, power plants, pharmaceutical history, cultivation, law, and persons of interest in the world of inner exploration.

Today I am sharing Erowid with a fellow member of a cannabis forum. He wants detailed info on mushroom cultivation and i know without even looking that I'll find everything he needs in the Vaults of Erowid. I myself have used the site's archives for learning more about specific entheogens as well as plain old cannabis.

It's extremely valuable to have a website that is detailed, accurate, and basically neutral in its presentation of facts concerning legal and illegal substances. Erowid has not succumbed to outside pressure to change anything that they want to say or present and has remained the preeminent website for a comprehensive and encyclopedic resource on drugs, plants, pharmaceuticals, law, and even the cultural aspects influencing the use of such substances. Besides, they're brave to do all of this in such perfect style considering our society in recent decades. Bravo.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Best source of information about psychedelic plants on the web.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I was born in 1990. It was just the beginning of personal computers in the home. And I was just lucky enough have one. I grew up learning things about commuters, video games that play with others. While my mind grew up so did the internet's and then one fateful day I discovered Erowid. From then oh it was a new obsession. Learning about drugs through the experiences of others. I read so many trip reports. It was all very fancy. The sources spoke for themselves. Over all the years Erowid has been a place to learn objectivity, not in a D.A.R.E. class where you are simply taught to just agree and say no.

Erowid is a great and simple way to get the right answers.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Erowid is an amazing resource! The people behind this extraordinary site have done more constructive work than any government organization. I have used Erowid for years to inform myself on both the positives and negatives of many different substances, both legal and illegal. I can't imagine the Internet without it!

truepittirish

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

At first as a medical practicioner, and eventually I began to read Erowid. For reasons ranging from curisity to morbid curiosity. God bless the country where experiences can be shared without the war on drugs slogans drowning out logical thought. While some of it is disturbing, it can hardly be less disturbing for juveniles conficted as felons for life for having a plant in their pocket or a synthetic version in the mailbox. The "War on Drugs" ends with mutual understanding. I do not believe in internet censorship, Don't incite abuse, share your experiences, for better or worse knowledge is POWER. Keep it up you junkies ;) ;)

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Erowid saves lives, relationships and careers by providing accurate and useful information about psychoactive substances. It's like sex education for things that phuck with your mind.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Erowid is most likely one of the best organisation that holds non-biased material relating to psychoactive substances and other forms of an altered state of consciousness. If anyone is looking for information regarding psychoactive substances; Erowid is among the best references for such a subject.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Erowid has helped me throughout several years of research and studying about psychoactives and psychedelic culture.
If erowid.com didn't exist, we would lose a great amount of knowledge about this ambiguous yet interesting and rewarding world. Please, keep it up guys!

1 Jose25

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

If every time we need factual, accurate, unfiltered information we had access to a source with the quality of Erowid the humankind would be in a far more advanced position in every field. Erowid stands as one of the best examples of transparency and reliability even though it deals with very complex data. I would recommend any professional, student, explorer or curious to pass by and check it. Very rarely you find high quality information that is also enjoyable.
Ditch the TV, come to Erowid.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have used Erowid for over ten years now and still crucial as ever. Simple interface and great user/comunity sharing wich has lead to direct action. This site has saved me and many others having to learn from VERY dangerous trial and error methods.
Very well maintained site. I LOVE IT

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Erowid gives you the "real" information you won't find anywhere else. Anything you want/need to know about any substance or chemical compound, Erowid is where you go, no questions. Erowid saves lives!

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Erowid gives you the "real" information you won't find anywhere else. I also happen to know Erowid has both directly & indirectly saved countless lives!

4 Christian12

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization is not a simple encyclopedia about drugs. It is not a forum or website were drugs are sponsored as positive. It is a complete guide full of information, data, statistics, reviews, harm reduction advice to the medicinal, spiritual or recreational use of psychoactive substances. It lists with complete sources all the negative and positive impact of these substances. I'm sure if anybody who has ever used or will ever use psychoactives had visited and learned what he could on this website, there would be no deaths, probably even no addictions. Drug education is one of the most important issues of our generation. I fully support and respect erowid for all the benefits it has brought me, my friends and many other around the world.

2 Maria Carmo C.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Erowid provides updated, rigorous, evidence based and experiential data concerning all psychoactive substances, either chemicals, ethnobotanicals or pharmaceuticals. It as, over the years, become an uncontested reference for users, researchers and academics, or other general publics. It as done more for people's safety and reduction of harm in this field, than many governments all together.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Provides life saving information which is normally hard to find or strictly unavailable. Allows people to make conscientious, informed decisions on drug use based on fact instead of myth or misinformation. A valuable compendium of knowledge ranging from scientific studies to personal experience reports to safety protocol. long live freely available uncensored information!

Highly recommended!

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Erowid provides invaluable resources to planet Earth, part of Milky Way System. Who knows how many humanoids have been saved by proper knowledge and chemical education.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Most reliable website for drug information, expieriences etc.
Consistent good quality, updates and always online.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been using erowid.org for fourteen years and hope to see it continue it's mission.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Erowid database, particularly the experiences vault, is invaluable information. I am not a drug user. Indeed, I work in the correctional system as a substance and mental health counselor. But the "war on drugs" Is comprised of ostriches with their head in the sand. Erowid helps people make informed choices - the pleasant effects, yes, but also the trainwreck deadly combinations. It allow me to better understand my clients. It allow me to have candid conversations about synthetics to avoid and potentially lethal combinations. Thank you, Erowid.