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.
Erowid is one of the best resources of today dealing with this taboo subject. Psychoactives are often clouded with misinformation, bias, as well as straight, blunt propaganda due to the legal nature of quite a few of these substances. Erowid makes a very strong effort to display true, pure science, logic and research to clearly show the true, unfiltered, unbiased nature of these psychoactives substances. Pure and simple they have saved lives with the information they have gathered.
As a psychopharmacologist who has published a book on drugs tested by the Army in the 1960s, as well as numerous articles, I have found Erowid invaluable. I know the editors well and appreciate the fact that they have used my detailed characterization of BZ, the principal non-lethal chemical I tested in volunteers. I have found the reviewer quite objective and perceptive, as are Earth and Fire, the colorful names used by the main editors. James S. Ketchum, M.D. Asst. Clinical Professor at UCLA/NPI since 1976
Erowid offers the most complete, up-to-date, ACCURATE, and easily accessible information on drugs and drug plants and fungi that can be found anywhere. Their small yet brilliant and dedicated staff are doing the world a great service and deserve not only our appreciation and praise but financial help as well. I'm a donor myself and I think if you use the site then you should donate too. -Clark Heinrich, author of Magic Mushrooms in Religion and Alchemy, and The Apple of Apollo: Pagan and Christian Mysteries of the Eucharist (co-author).
I am an anthropologist who studies drug use and culture. Erowid is by far the best site on the web for complete, honest and useful information on these rather complex substances. Without it I'd be lost in the alphabet soup I get presented with in my research. Not only is this site full of info for abstract study, its information has the ability to save lives when good information on these substances is lacking elsewhere.
Along with a colleague at Oxford University, England, I recently conducted a scientific research survey but struggled to get participants who had used drugs to respond. Erowid agreed to help out and within a few months I had received over 1700 responses from people, which is an extremely good number of people for this kind of research and would have been impossible to do without their generous help and service. This is an excellent organisation and continues to increase our understanding and knowledge of drugs and their effects and risks like no other organisation. - Dr David Luke, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Greenwich
I have taught "Psychedelic Studies" at Northern Illinois University since 1981 and am author of several professional books in the field. In my syllabus, I instruct my class to take an online "field trip"familiarize themselves with erowid as an accurate, comprehensive, and unbiased source of information. In my books and professional articles, I list erowid as a premier scholarly and scientific resource for both historical and current information. Thomas B. Roberts
Erowid is an invaluable resource for information about pychoactives.They assemble existing information, conduct analyses of Ecstasy samples, maintain a repository of user experience reports, and cooperate with academic researchers who conduct surveys of their site visitors. They provide accurate drug information that enables both individual users and policy makers to make informed choices about drugs.
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Erowid is the absolute authority on accurate information about chemical substances. Information here can assist those who require a clear understanding of drugs and plants beyond what they will encounter in the newspapers. For parents and Law Enforcement, Erowid can provide you with facts about dealing with family members or individuals under the influence. This statement may seem out of context to many users of the Erowid site, but I am very experienced with the problems that arise for parents and police. Erowid is a non-judgemental, final authority database that I rate as one of the top information web sites in the world.
Erowid provides unrestricted access to incredibly useful information that at times, I'm sure has saved a life or two. I am eternally grateful to have this resource in my life, and also for the availability of this information to physicians, lawyers, law enforcement, and others that need access to it.
An excellent site, first port of call for any research. User experiences are good for those who want to experiment, I'm convinced it keeps people safe and alive. Keep up the good work Erowid
Erowid is THE resource for information on psychoactive substances and plants, the indigenous history regarding the use of these substances and an amazing portal for all kinds of human endeavor stemming from our long history as a race which uses psychoactive plants and compounds to further our understanding of the self and the universe.
Erowid is the leading site on reliable information about psychoactive substances. This website provides trustworthy information to consumers, health profissionals and the general public that gathers both empirical and scientific knowledge in an user friendly interface. The articles by the staff are written in an accessible way that can reach different audiences. Erowid is easy to read and easy to love.
As a professional in the drug research field, I can also confirm that Erowid is a primary resource for relevant and reliable drug information. Its enormous knowledge base serves as a definitive #1 starting point for acquiring high quality information on a vast amount of psychoactive substances. As Erowid.org provides manifold data from anecdotal experience reports to scientific literature bibliographies, its content is well readable for teens and parents as well as for experts and authorities. In their effort to put knowledge-based drug education ahead of political ideologies, Erowid is an innovative, global, and ultimately culture-transforming organization that deserves great respect for its societal activity.
Erowid is a bridge between academic knowledge about drugs and the more "real-world" experience of the people who take them. It has always provided me and my collegues who work in the field with up-to-dated and comprehensive information on almost any drug-related subject. Erowid definitely worth it.