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.
I live in the UK and our government, despite all the evidence to the contrary,still believes prihibition saves lives, despite anyone with a brain - and common sense - knowing otherwise. Recently, there has been a spate of kids dying after dropping a single E. Now, I've no idea whether it was the tab itself that killed them (if so, what the फ़क was in it, because it certainly can't have been (just) MDMA - what would be so toxic that a single pill would cause death…?). My money's on the fact that because it's illegal, they had no access to information on how to take it safely, and what to be aware of regarding adverse reactions and side-effects (which, with MDMA, include extreme thirst and, obviously therefore, frequent urination caused by an imbalance of potassium and sodium. Y'see, if it was legal, clubs could have proper, medical-grade, rehydration fluid behind the bar, so that calling an ambulance wasn't necessary).
Y'see, it's actually illegal to publish information on recreational substances, because the government believes that it will encourage their use, this is to ignore the obvious that people will use 'em anyway, so why not make the info freely available…? Oh there are sites, but you have to know about them, they can't advertise their existence).
I apologise for the length of this, but this is a topic that makes me apoplectic, especially as our former PM, on introducing the воІІох that was the Psychoactive Substances Bill (now the PSA), had the audacity to claim that parents were demanding tougher legislation, which is utter BS - parents want legalisation and regulation, so they know their kids have access to the info that will allow them to take these substances SAFELY.
I want as many people as possible to know about EROWID, because the information it contains, and the experience reports, should be easily accessible - ideally there should be a localised version in every country where its info would be useful. Until this happens, parents are going to continue to grieve. What REALLY needs to be prohibited is stupidity, especially when combined with government. EROWID, and resources like it, must continue to flourish, the work they do, and the information they provide is absolutely vital - here's to the next 20 years and many, many more! Thank you.
this website is so important. its everything you are looking for and more. 10 stars. thank you erowid for existing!!!
One of the best website about objective informations on psychoactive drugs.
This has been the most systematic review website I've ever known. The information and articles are very precise and accurate.
This amazing wealth of straight forward information is a fantastic resource promoting education and harm reduction around the world. I have relied on this website hundreds of times and thank my lucky stars it exists. The write up on interactions with prescription antidepressants will have saved numerous lives. This is as important, if not more important to humanity than Wikipedia.
Fantastic archive of information, very helpful and a very practical tool for staying safe. Education is power.
I've learned more from this website in a night, then I ever have in my life.
Personal recounts for people to read and deduct their own conclusions from, sets the bar high for websites similar in nature to erowid and it is the number one drug information distributor.
I've been using Erowid since 2004! It's been an amazing recourse for learning about drugs and staying safe while doing it. The curious mind wants what it wants, but why not educate it a bit first? Seems like education is the best form of harm reduction. Thank you Erowid!!
Erowid is by far the most complete database on a wide variety of drugs and chemicals. I refer to them often before I take anything, and the information therein is always accurate, non-biased, and very to the point. The data contained within is easily navigable and is presented in a very well-thought out layout.
An essential database of material for everyone. Erowid provides an unbiased tool for factual information regarding substances and society with a huge collection of articles, experiences, studies which provides a catalyst for society to benifit from substances.
Erowid is my go-to source for trustworthy first-person accounts and reliable, uncensored information about psychoactive drugs, plants and other substances. Having access to this type of information is vital for public health and policy, especially for teenagers who may wish to experiment and have no other access to safe, unbiased, non-judgmental information on the topic. Erowid neither encourages or discourages illicit drug use but simply acts as a repository of unique knowledge and history.
Best unbiased source of information on drugs.I have used this site extensively for academic and personal research.
From something as extreme as saving a life or something as simple as some light reading, Erowid is an incredibly useful and helpful sight.
I highly recommend anyone who has any sort of doubts, questions or interest about any type of drug to check Erowid out.
I will just say this: without Erowid I would probably be dead. It has provided me with an invaluable compendium of resources, thus allowing me to explore and experiment safely.
Whenever I need unbiased and accurate information regarding drugs and drug safety, Erowid is the first organization I think to look up. The Erowid website is an excellent method of researching drugs, spirituality, human rights, law, etc. This website provides experiences, drug information, safety tips, and much more for free. I highly recommend using this website.
erowid provides unbiased, user-and-expert-sourced information about mind altering substances from LSD to spider venom. they are one of the oldest and most respected resources for medical information about drugs out there, and one of the best websites on the Internet.
I owe my life to the massive sea of objective, unbiased data on MDMA that I found on Erowid. No positive effects of anything are overstated, nor are downsides understated. The references are legitimate, and most of the "trip reports" are corroborated by other people having similar experiences.
In a world rampant with misunderstanding of drug/psychedelic use, I'm only one of thousands - if not millions - of people who have achieved a better understanding of themselves and the world because of Erowid's existence.
This is the place to go to for information about responsible substance use, and at the same time can be a great place to research other peoples positive and negative experiences with supplements, medicine, recreational substances and so on.
This site is an absolute mine of information!
There are many differing opinions on the use of drugs in human culture and history, as well as in society today. Erowid takes the stance that whilst drugs are being used, there ought to be some valid information that one can refer to, for reasons of safety, curiosity and education. Erowid is unlike any other resource. It is the biggest and the best reference for anything related to drugs and their use. I'm sure this website has saved many lives.