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Twelve Step

or 12-step

adjective
1.
of or based on a program for recovery from addiction originating with Alcoholics Anonymous and providing 12 progressive levels toward attainment.
Origin of Twelve Step
1985-1990
First recorded in 1985-90
Related forms
12-stepper, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for twelve-step

twelve-step

adjective
1.
(mainly US) of or relating to a method of treatment for addiction which consists of twelve stages and stresses the need for patients to acknowledge their problem and to take personal responsibility for it
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Contemporary definitions for twelve-step
adjective
adjective

pertaining to a spiritually oriented program of recovery from addiction or compulsive behavior, esp. that of Alcoholics Anonymous; also written twelve-step

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