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This is the text of the BSC's "Community Awareness, Responsibility, Education, and Support" (CARES) platform that the BSC adopted in December of 2010.

It was originally adopted as the "Community Harm Reduction" platform, but in the process of publicizing the platform it became evident that many people were expecting an endorsement of conventional "Harm Reduction" practices. While we support any method of reducing or avoiding the harm caused by substance abuse, the CARES platform has a different intent: to broaden education and spread awareness of the inter-connectedness of BSC members and the need for community responsibility towards fellow members.