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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

88 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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Idon't usually post reviews or do this kind of mind-numbed cleaning you are all used to daily. so when I saw the option to reveiew erowid, I was thrilled. These guys have not only inspired me to be my own person. simply by doing their own thing. Plenty of places kind of do that.

but these guys saved my life on numerous ocassions when noone else was there for support. young people the world around use erowid as a reliable source of information to stay safe and smart about their recreational activities. I found out about erwoid when I was 13, 15years later as a father of 2. I really think this is one of the greatest human factories ever. if were going on farming humans, this is how to do it!
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Donor

Rating: 5

Erowid has been an indispensable source of information regarding psychoactive chemicals throughout my life. Without the information available here I might have seriously hurt myself because of lack of knowledge of what I was doing.

Donor

Rating: 5

Knowledge is indeed power, and gatekeepers can manipulate info.
Erowid's databases cover chemical and spiritual routes to altered states.
Great online library of religious texts, too.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Carries a wealth of knowledge build by experts and it's community alike, over many years. Is and has been a consistent source of unbiased and fact based information about psychoactive substances, in a climate of extreme polarisation and bias. Never encourages drug use, but is a clear proponent for scientific, harm reduction strategies and policies.

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Donor

Rating: 5

An absolute goldmine of information regarding psychoactive substances of all kinds. Many external links for further reading. Basics for what to expect, chemistry for those with a bit more knowledge for most common substances, and a wealth of personal reports from the occasional user to those struggling with dependency (whether through prescriptions or other less-than-legal aquisitions.) I personally believe it has saved my life by having a place to start with harder drugs other than word of mouth (DXM, Oxycontin, and to a lesser degree psychedelics.) Must read for anyone who wants to be halfway responsible with their drug use.

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Donor

Rating: 5

These guys are always there when I need them. From the basic info pages, to the experience reports I can count on things being factual and interesting.

Donor

Rating: 5

Erowid supports a vast wealth of accurate and unbiased information on nearly any substance, exercise or practice one might undergo in order to achieve some change in perception. Not just about the raw facts and data, but also with the user-submitted reports from thousands of people who have had very real experiences ranging from absolute nightmares to life-affirming realizations and pure bliss. The information provided has no doubt saved lives and helps to educate those that are curious, regardless of whether they use or even approve of the behavior. The only possible con is that the website's layout/style could use an update.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The #1 resource on all things drug related, truly a shining beacon of psychoactive research in the mire that is drug "information" disseminated by the media.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The amount of hard work done by the people at Erowid cannot be thanked enough by words. The best place to find any type of information regarding any type of drug. Not only information about pharmacology, dosages, effects, benefits and risks, but also users' experiences, law, culture, art. And everything is so beautifully objective and unbiased. They deserve way more recognition and funding.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been using Erowid's resources since the early 2000s and it's information has only expanded and become more refined over the years thanks to dutiful editing and curation by the wonderful (and small) staff. Nowhere else on the web is this type and quality of information available in one place. The information contained within and especially user-submitted narratives of first-hand experience will be vastly interesting to future generations seeking to understand this culture.

Donor

Rating: 5

In depth and relevant stuff about psychoactives and related topics; good source for references.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Erowid provides a medium for drug users to both share personal experiences and learn from others experiences. Some people are going to do drugs and its only right for there to be a safe, honest way for users to get information. Erowid is that and more.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Erowid has many wonderful aspects and is run by very humble yet highly skilled and integral staff and volunteers. Erowid is used by the ER docs in my neighborhood. Erowid.org has likely saved my life, as without the easily-accessed vital information in the vast online library, I could easily have ingested dangerous substances in dangerous amounts or dangerous combinations. Erowid spends its precious resources wisely- they have a tiny overhead and staff payroll and their impact is global, life-saving, and unique. There is nothing else like Erowid, and all kinds of people rely on it all over the world.

Donor

Rating: 5

erowid "theme" it's surely a very difficoult and hard taskto conduct, but in the name of "god"(said for belivers and not) must be someone who dare do it, for me and everybody is looking to know on and above!

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Donor

Rating: 5

As we move away from prohibition and towards health care and harm reduction as the basis of our drug laws Erowid Center provides doctors, legislators and all interested parties with information that will help shape a more just and safe society. For this reason I have supported Erowid Center for over 10 years and encourage all who read this review to step up and support this great nonprofit in its mission.

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Donor

Rating: 5

A reliable and important source of information. Unbiased and a go to site with measured and reviewed infothat can be found no where else on the net.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Erowid is truly doing magnificent work; keeping the relevant population adequately informed is of the utmost importance. I have been using Erowid for well over a decade and they never cease to fulfill my needs. I would imagine that the information Erowid so thoughtfully provides has enlightened countless minds and even saved a number of lives. I greatly appreciated their tireless effort and look forward to continually broadening my horizons via Erowid.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Erowid Vaults are by far the most informative and accurate collection of information regarding psychoactive plants and drugs.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This nonprofit has saved lives and brain cells with accurate, factual, and realistic information. When this site covers a chemical, it often has the best online material for harm reduction. The people who contribute make a big difference and don't encourage high risk behavior. I hope it continues to gather information on all phycoactive chemicals. If you have information and experiences that are well documented, contribute. It needs harm reduction info for new rcs that are going around, I don't want anyone hurt/killed because they winged a dose not knowing what harmful ranges are.

2 Cooper L.

Donor

Rating: 5

The safest and most informational site about a field that is often left to unprofessional hacks. Erowid is by far the most reliable drug information source on the internets. Beyond silly searches for exotic psychotics, this site serves as an excellent companion in keeping a safe and responsible drug-use environment and community.