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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

526 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3

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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Previous Stories
2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A reliable source of factual information. Used and referenced by professionals.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Helpful, informational, full of data and research.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Erowid is an amazing website that has more information on drugs than most people want or need, it offers you the chance to truly receive education about the drugs you may have been prescribed or are taking for recreational benefit.

When most governments around the world see that teaching abstinence as the only acceptable form of drug education, you need a website like erowid to pop up on google when you are searching for information on a drug.

Any other site such as webmd, would simply say to you that drugs are bad, and you shouldn't do them. This doesn't stop kids from guzzling cough syrup and anti-histamines for a cheap high, all this does is keep them unaware of dangerous dosage levels and other information that can reduce the risk of harm.

Using Erowid before using a drug is like putting on a condom before having sex. Knowing is half the battle, and in practice it keeps everyone in society safer.

Thank you Erowid for always being there.

Jay_61

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

this site has educated me and allowed me to make informed and safe decisions in my undertakings. many other reviews speak to my experience as well

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

An excellent informational project. Best drug info and unbiased. Extremely thorough and helpful.

1 Stephanie281

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This site gives the experiences of many people with pretty much every substance out there. It saved me from making mistakes that could have potentially hurt me and/or been very unpleasant since I was 15. I am now 27 and still turn to the site for info and advice about a multitude of subjects. I love this site!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Oh! Thanks to Erowid

1 Scott157

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This site is literally saving lives. By providing extensive human experience information on many officially untested substances, it serves as an invaluable database for observers and users to base their own intentions on. This site should be on par with Wikipedia as far as popularity goes because countless lives would be saved if that were the case.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

awesome, free, the very best there is . really nice user interface easy for anybody to access for reliable information and quality first hand accounts/experiences

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My friends and I have been using erowid since we were in 8th or 9th grade to find great and accurate information on drugs that we were curious About trying so that we wouldn't make the mistake about getting into a dangerous situation with taking some drug. I think it is a amazing website that everyone should know about

Josh40

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Erowid provides quality, unbiased information on any chemical you could imagine. It has saved my life at least once by allowing me to make informed decisions about what I put in my body. It is a resource I almost constantly use, and is well deserving of a five star review.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Amazing information about a fascinating topic. Erowid is the go to source for science of psychoactives. I appreciate the up-to-date information and the scientific presentation.

Patrick77

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Fantastic resource for accurate information on psychoactive substances of all varies ranging legal to health based information.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Phenomenal website with accurate and helpful information. This site has the drug education that the school system should be teaching the kids. It's a shame that people have to get their information about drugs from the internet. However, this site is fantastic at minimizing risk and maximizing safety.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Erowid is an easily accessible, free, detailed, and community-based vault of knowledge that cannot be found anywhere else. Not only it highlights and respects indigenous practices surrounding psychoactive substances, but also provides a scientific and personal perspective.

If one wants to reduce the drug problem, it has been proven that one cannot eliminate drugs. We must inform ourselves and the general public, so as to encourage responsible use as responsible adults.

Sienna F.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great and plentiful information to help make sense of the world around us. Information particularly interesting to adolescents who don't always have the best research skills.

1 T.c. O.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The single most comprehensive website about mood-altering substances on the web. Neither glorifies nor demonizes any substance, just states the facts. Frequently used by doctors and medical professionals.

1 Melissa337

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Even though I've never used any drug besides alcohol, Erowid has proven to be a highly valuable resource when it comes to finding reliable information on psychedelic drugs. I'm a University student really interested in science. Any way I can help keep Erowid up on the web as a resource for the public, I will.