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.
This is such a unique and valuable archive. The interface on each substance's vault is so straightforward and refreshing as an alternative to sifting through random opinions on obscure forums. I've lost track of how many people I've recommended this site to. I can attribute almost all of my harm reduction practices and advice to Erowid.
Erowid is no doubt the best vault of information regarding substance use. Its info is trusted and it has helped me out many times, and has helped out countless people since 1995.
Erowid provides useful information about a vast number of substances and plants. In doing so, it helps to educate, reduce stereotypes and make drug use safer.
I feel confident this sites has prevented many traumatic experiences, trips to the hospital and even deaths. The curated sources range from scientific experts to end-user experience reports. The warnings on common problems such as critical/small dosing, adulterants, and the actual report of the analyses contents of some drugs carry more weight from this source than from a governmental or traditional news source. Whenever I see a sensational headline involving some drug, Erowid is my first resource to get a breadth of information from a single trusted source.
No hysteria and no fan-boy hype, just facts and user reviews. I am sure that this valuable resource has saved lives and psyches. I have visited many other information and harm reduction sites and none compares to Erowid in the breadth and depth of their information.
A reliable source of factual information. Used and referenced by professionals.
erowid is a lovely mix of detailed information, resources, and first hand stories. I've no doubt this site has saved many lives, my own included :p