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Twelve Step

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adjective
of or based on a program for recovery from addiction originating with Alcoholics Anonymous and providing 12 progressive levels toward attainment.
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Origin of Twelve Step

First recorded in 1985–90

OTHER WORDS FROM Twelve Step

12-stepper, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Twelve Step

twelve-step

adjective
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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