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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, & anyone seeking reliable info 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

552 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

Outstanding. Good unbiased information is hard to find, but Erowid puts it all on the table, and within the reach of those who need it. I have personally seen it save lives. This is an invaluable resource, of which I cannot speak highly enough.Thank you, for doing what you do.

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.

Sarah311

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Whitney M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

this website is so important. its everything you are looking for and more. 10 stars. thank you erowid for existing!!!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

One of the best website about objective informations on psychoactive drugs.

1 Jagger D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This has been the most systematic review website I've ever known. The information and articles are very precise and accurate.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Fantastic archive of information, very helpful and a very practical tool for staying safe. Education is power.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've learned more from this website in a night, then I ever have in my life.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!!

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Best unbiased source of information on drugs.I have used this site extensively for academic and personal research.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.