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.
Erowid has for many years provided a comprehensive and accurate resource of every variety of psychoactive drug known - both those which occur naturally and those synthesised in a laboratory.
In a society which tries to curtail individual liberties by saying what an individual may or may not ingest of their own free choice, a lot of misleading and in many cases wholly false information is in the public domain. Erowid gives unbiased information along with real user experiences which enable the discerning user and explorer of the inner mind the type of experience he or she may expect, along with dosages and other information regarding personal safety.
This I am certain has helped numerous people to make their own personal enquiries safely, and prevented unnecessary hospitalisation or even death through lack of information.
They provide a great service and valuable resource along with forums anyone can contribute to thus ever widening the resource and keeping it up to date.
I happily support them annually and would nominate them for an award for their selfless service to the wider community.
Erowid is one of the best resources available on the web, with strong hard science alongside objective experiential reviews and makes it the leading database for anyone wanting to learn about entheogens, their sources, preparation and range of effects.
EROWID is an extremely worthwhile and valuable resource. I recently made a donation to EROWID, and will continue to support their work!
I found this website at age 14 after having tried marijuana. It opened up a whole new window of knowledge that helped me to make informed decisions about my substance use, including the decision to put off trying harder drugs until I was 18. To this day I still refer people who are making their decisions about substances based on here say, propaganda or complete ignorance. Erowid is doing the community a service by far.
This is by far the most professional and well kept nonprofit I have ever made use of. The health information that Erowid provides is unbelievably useful for a massive community of individuals all over the world. The plethora of information provided by Erowid is always kept up to date and is focused on ensuring the health of everyone who uses their website. I love Erowid!
I have used and supported EROWID for many years and it has only grown in its credibility and usefulness, now recognized as a reliable source by the academic community. As a college professor it is a site I recommend to all students as an accurate source of information for the various plants and other chemicals that naturally circulate on campuses. Their pill-ID section is a very important public service. EROWID is a necessary resource for relevant and reliable information that can help prevent drug related disasters through education.
This service is invaluable in today's society. Erowid bridges the gap between user-generated experiential content and academic content, and delivers it in a package accessible to anyone.
I'm a psychonaut, I have many friends, and have known many friends who use recreational drugs. Erowid has been my almost exclusive source for drug related information since I began using drugs. I am a bit more scientific about my use than many of my friends were who got me into consciousness play. I researched the hell out of any drug I tried for a while before I tried them, and when I couldn't get my hands on anything new, I'd spend my time on mild substances like cannabis, wine and coffee, slowly perusing the site's incredible number of vaults. I learned about dosage and safety, contraindictions, legal implications, and even got a broad idea of the effects I could expect from a drug through experience reports. I learned the good and bad about a million things I'd never tried, and still haven't. And yet, as the years went by, a friend would tell me about a fun drug fueled night they had coming up, and I would remember something I read on erowid, and pass along the info. Through the education I gave myself through this site, I know without a doubt that I have saved the lives of at least 3 people, besides myself by having just a little extra knowledge.
We don't have to be statistics. Drug use doesn't have to be dangerous. With the proper tools like Erowid, we can end an era of misinformation and disinformation about drugs, and save lives instead of threatening them, or putting them behind bars.
Thank you, Erowid.
Erowid is an extremely reliable, helpful and amazing website. It always has seemed to be correct and has never failed me yet. The site is incredible.
Erowid is the reason that in the past 15 years SWIM has been able to stay safe while abusing all kinds of opiates, psychedelics, piperazines, amphetamines, dissociatives, benzodiazepines and a wide range of other pharmaceuticals, plant extracts, and essential oils, without ever being permanently harmed.
If SWIM had to rely on anecdotal evidence and forum posts, SWIM would surely be dead by now.
I recommend that all Erowid users donate, you also get the Erowid Extracts magazine which is pretty cool.