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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.

1 xlayonthetracksx

Donor

Rating: 5

Erowid has been a very great source for information when it comes to general knowledge of plants/Drugs/Spirit/Mind, not only for myself but for others who have called me and have asked about a specific drug, or plant etc and because of erowid i've learned a very very great amount about such things which makes Erowid a god send to people because of its harm reduction it provides. Basically, situations that could have possibly harmed or even killed friends,family and other people were NOT because of this web page being available. I have watched it grow and grow over the last 10-11 Years and without Harm Reduction places for people to go, people may and usually make very bad decisions and In certain situations after reading what was provided, it actually DETERRED people and my self away from certain things they and i would have went through with if Erowid wasn't there. It clearly has helped myself for one and multiple friends in the thought process of choosing to recreationally attempt a substance, to understand Chemistry and the Mind And Body thanks to Erowid. It's not a "druggie site", it's a place for harm reduction and again thank them for have taken the time and effort and money to keep this site available. Young kids are impressionable in general let alone by peers, with a site like this around they read before they ACT and that itself is GREAT, it saves lives everyday. Let's just hope the donations keep comming in and keep this organization alive. Erowid is a great thing and tool to have. For Instance say a friend wanted to ingest a substance, you could show them it on erowid and they after reading ALL of the information make a more educated decision which is amazing. Thank you Erowid. The Harm Reduction of erowid and the information it provides to people not just for substances but for mind and body makes it a very important site to be around. I would like to thank them one more time for all the help it gave ME when i was younger and curious and all the help i could give my friends who were curious as well. We'll Keep the donations comming Erowid, Atleast from me.

- J

Donor

Rating: 5

Saved my life, the lives of a few of friends and surely uncountable amounts of lives.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have seen Erowid grow from simply a website that has been an institution, to a non-profit and institute poised to continue their valuable work for many years to come. Addressing a multidisciplinary, controversial topic far more completely than any other resource in any medium, Erowid Center collects, evaluates and presents information with intelligence, rigor, innovation, common sense and humor. That everyone on every side of the endless debates about psychoactive plants and chemicals looks to, uses, returns to, trusts and praises Erowid Center says more than any individual evaluation. Truly an important resource, maintained with integrity and the thinnest possible overhead, they leverage the effort of a dedicated crew into a global presence, while amassing data that scholars, artists, policy makers and the public will use and ponder indefinitely. A shining example of the spirit and energy of the non-profit ethos, Erowid Center is a model that sets a very high bar for excellence in education and service.

Donor

Rating: 5

Erowid is an extremely useful resource which gives awareness about drugs. The topics they cover are often mis-represented, and as such presenting by presenting unbiased knowledge with no ulterior motive they do the world a great service.

Harm reduction is important, and education empowers.

Donor

Rating: 4

some friends recommended the erowid website to me about 2 years ago, after i discovered marijuana and tobacco, and expressed my scientific interest in the effects of other entheogenic substances such as lsd, peyote, psilocybin, etc. through reading other often- times anonymous reports and experiences (with carying levels of clarity and language skills), i am now more able to clarify my experience with more colorful explanations than "it felt good". i find this database of information to be most useful in determining my threshold of tolerance, learning about dangerous mindstates and combinations, and furthering my self-confidence in exploring safely and with minimal harm to myself and my circles of influence. whilst i am without funds to support this wonderful addition to humanity, i plan on making contributions to further empowerment to the people outside of the clinical trials of the western medical institutional model. kudos!

Donor

Rating: 5

reliable information fully accessible to everybody.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Erowid brings INFORMATION: it is very important to have Information in a field with a lot of misjudgment and desinformation, because information prevents damnage. Erwowid brings KNOWLEDGE: you can get knowledge of high quality. Erowid helps to increase our awareness in a field where too few serious sources exists. When I have a question from a client I can go to Erowids Homepage and look for examples, explanations. Erowid has also international impact and sources.

Donor

Rating: 5

Erowid is an rarity on the Internet: a consolidated source of reliable information on a very important and little-recognized subject. The use of illegal drugs happens regardless of any laws, and providing information to those who experiment with these drugs can help to keep themselves and others out of the way of true harm. Whereas other websites demonize drug use rather than providing objective research, Erowid takes an unbiased stance and provides accurate information about drugs without condoning their use. Personally, information on effects, peaks, dosages, and health risks has been invaluable. I have donated to Erowid and will continue to do so; I am confident that my donation will be put to good use.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I used to just be a general member of the public, who used Erowid for reference. I chose to become a donor because I saw the straightforward information presented by the site. Later, my father experienced a traumatic episode in the night, and I was able to use the site to determine in-the-moment that the symptomology he was experiencing was likely due to excessive consumption of alcohol and robotussin. It was a huge stress relief for him en-route to the hospital to ensure it was not another form of attack.

Donor

Rating: 5

This is the place for me to find out about psychoactives. It has not only great quantitative data and suggestions, but also deepening anecdotal/empirical experiences and experiments.

For me Erowid is not only useful acutely, but, even more importantly, as a guardian and organizer of entheogenical knowledge and experiences for the benefit of the whole of humanity's future.

Donor

Rating: 5

Extremely good resource for unbiased information, which you are unlikely to get from the media or a government sponsored organization. Sourced, frequently updated, and well organized.

James69

Donor

Rating: 5

One of the most valuable resources to be found online. Deeply grateful for the balanced and informed insights into psycho pharmacology and the human experience.

Donor

Rating: 5

A fabulous website. Deep gratitude to all at Erowid. The only organization that I give donation to. Million Thanks!!!

Donor

Rating: 5

I can't overstate my gratitude toward the people at Erowid for their tireless pursuit of unbiased drug information. Though I initially came to Erowid only for the experience reports, further exploration of the site has revealed more content than I could ever hope to digest.

Donor

Rating: 5

Likely one of my most visited sites over the past 10 years, Erowid has provided the community at large with a valid research tool. There is no other dedicated site that provides the type of unadulterated information that Erowid offers. Without it, a lot of people would be lost.

Donor

Rating: 5

Erowid does a world of good. The lives that have been saved by erowid's information mus be countless. In a world where prohibition has made drug information, Erowid is one of the few places for a wide variety a of information taht is non-biased and truthful. I love Erowid and I hope to donate more in the future.

Donor

Rating: 5

Erowid is the best place to find unbiased factual, reasonable and up to date information about substances legal and illegal in our society. They provide a lot of details about the basics, history, effects and much more of chemicals and substances used in our culture. This should be anyone's first choice for gaining knowledge into the subject. The do a great humanitarian deed by giving honest and safe information that ones government website would not.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Erowid provides unbiased, informative, useful information about a subject terribly clouded by stigma and opinion. I use Erowid frequently to answer questions of my curiosity as well as to aid others in obtaining valuable knowledge that, in my opinion, helps keep them relatively safer than others like them. I refer anyone with questions I can't answer to Erowid and encourage them to dig deeply into the resources it has to offer, because there are indeed many! Erowid is brilliant and one-of-a-kind, recognized as such or not, but as a donor to the site and a supporter of real information and data, I very much hope that it is!

mikrosopht

Donor

Rating: 5

When I first heard of Erowid.org I thought it was a tremendous resource. The educational data there alone lovingly curated has absolutely no comparison! I'm proud to support such a forward-thinking entity whenever the opportunity arises. I wouldn't be the person I am today without their instantly accessible expertise. It wasn't until recently that I saw how fundamental Erowid has been in shaping online culture; it was created in the early days of expanded content illustrating what an independent organization could provide to the young online community. It was amazing for me to discover this viable seed of life was planted alongside other amazing projects such as Burning Man & Hyperreal. These are the organizations that change the world for the better on an unquantifiable grand scale. Erowid deserves profound thanks and is not only a top-rated site of the year but in my top ten sites of all time, a constant companion for online community & beyond. Love and blessings!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have used Erowid for the past ten or more years and it has always provided balanced and accurate advice, keeping me and many thousands of others informed of the facts surrounding drugs without the usual propaganda governments place on drugs. I have contributed both my experiences and my money to keep this site operational as i beleive it has provided good advice to drug users who are ordinarily outcast from society or made part of a subsoceity. This charity gives a much broader and deitailed vareity of information than any local charity or even the UK's NHS has to offer to drug users. Information this site has provided has both helped me from making bad decisions but also helped me out of them. It is a safe haven for people to share experiences good and bad to help eachother.

Donor

Rating: 5

Erowid keeps people from frying their brains! .