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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

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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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

So this is a great resource. Simply fantastic. Erowid lets you learn about the subjective experiences of substances, which gives you a point of reference for your own experience. Are you freaked out? Look it up on Erowid, find out you're not alone and this too shall pass, and then you feel better. It also provides unbiased reviews by individuals which will tell you: don't try this drug, it's awful and decreases your quality of life. Or about another substance which is awesome and enlightening, should you decide to try it. Real people tell you: don't do meth, but LSD can be really fun. Instead of the normal societal "drugs are bad!", Unless they come from a licensed professional and make you have weird dreams and thoughts of suicide :) those are okay drugs. It's a great resource for learning about drugs as an experience and helping in harm reduction through education, like drink water!! Especially using rave drugs in a place packed with people that's 100°. Simple peices of information like that which can reduce the uncomfortableness of an experience and make it a learning experience for yourself, rather than a regretful memory. So, five stars, for keeping me rooted during a transitional period and teaching me that psychedelics are like vacations, not like going to sleep. Only once in a while.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Erowid has been a source of educational harm reduction for over 20 years now. When scouring the web for information regarding chemicals, or harm reduction, Erowid is always the end state. Now it is the first resource I use. 5/5

Alison44

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Objective information saves lives and lets people make well thought out decisions

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Unbiased educational resource on a culturally stigmatized topic. Erowid saves lives.

1 Thomas74

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I first stumbled upon Erowid probably over a decade ago, and immediately became a fan of the organization and the website they operate. The plethora of information on psychoactives and their combinations, many of which are unknown in the "main-stream" drug culture, are explored in depth. The plethora of information provided is only further reinforced by the peer volunteer edited and submitted experience reports. The site does wonders in offering a non-biased, scientific as well as personal, catalog that I'd say more than adequately provides readers with accessible knowledge which can only result in a better understanding of the psychoactives which in turn helps spur harm reduction.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

With a lot of reliable information and people sharing their experiences and knowledge Erowid became the main source/database when you need to research or get started with new studies. Thanks

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This charity is a pool of non-judgemental people who's righteous agenda is not only showing the real risks of drug, but also tells stories and shows millions that drugs are not as bad as we think. research work and people get together and talk about ways to inform and reform the public and there opinion on drugs.

3 Frank68

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Erowid is one of the best things on the internet ever. Striving to put together a database of studies, personal experiences, side effects, etc of every recreational drug known to man(even caffeine!), Erowid is a lifesaver in a sea of harmful misinformation leftover from the failed drug war. Erowid has held my hand through every psychedelic experience I've ever had and has definitely had a positive impact on my life experience. Love you, Erowid! You are doing Eris' work!

2 Anton N.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Unbiased website. Its database on experiences with psychoactives covers very bad experiences as well as heavenly experiences of people with psychoactives. And it covers a lot of psychoactives, a range of plants, fungi, artifiicaly substances and animals. Just reading the experiences is a delight in itself. I have come across some beautiful prose. Reading from other people's experiences can also gain you new insights. Most of all the website encourages responsible use of psychoactives. It can be a medicine, but if used incorrectly it can be damaging. More awareness of the potentials of psycoactive should be spread. And not all should be labeled as 'drugs' or be demonized. And yes, it actually covers more than psychedelic substances, also sedatives and uppers and what more. Go check for yourself! :)

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A wide array of knowledge available to the public for educational growth. An excellent database, as well as a wonderful library for the curious. It is necessary to share this type of knowledge, rather than dismiss it.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I just found out about this and I already love it. Will come back for sure. KEEP IT UP - YOU ARE AWESOME

Justin55

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This has been a great organization in helping me make educated decisions towards my use of mind-altering drugs for the purpose of menta and spiritual growth.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A treasure trove of material presented in an unbiased, professional format. If I am looking for anything to do with psychedelics, my first stop would be Erowid Center

3 Mitchel B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This site has taught me and many of my peers how to safely administer a variety of chemicals, plants, and drugs. For each page there is usually many third-party scientific studies that can confirm the information posted on the site. This site does NOT encourage drug use. Rather, it promotes harm reduction. I have no doubt in my mind that the Erowid Center has saved countless lives through the sharing of non-biased information regarding a myriad of substances.

1 Charles N Treasa H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an excellent source of information that should be available to anyone with questions. Educating the public with first hand experiences.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This website can really help ib making you a better individual. You can and will understand alot on substances, as well as on life and the meaning of our existance by reading experiences from people. 11/10 would recommend.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Reliable and incredibly in-depth source of facts without a hidden commercial or judgmental agenda. This non-profit is there for the public good and to make a difference, period. As trusted and credible as it gets.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

changed my life for the better probably saved it once or twice.

Previous Stories
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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started simply reading erowid, and over the past few years i have gone from a user to a volenteeer to a donating member. i cannot explain the significance of this website to me. without it i would have never been able to get over my anhedonic depression or fully realize myself. I have also been able to help many people over come, or reduce their addictions by using information from erowid

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The best and complete source for honest, accurate information relating to any psychoactive. It is the most trustworthy of any drug information site, and deserves full recognition of this.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been using and reading on this site for years. It's a great way to get new information and it's easily categorized with interesting articles. I'm glad you guys didn't go under.