Twelve Step

Twelve Step

noun
of or based on a program for recovery from addiction originating with Alcoholics Anonymous and providing 12 progressive levels toward attainment.
Also, 12-step.


Origin:
1985–90

12-stepper, noun
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Main Entry:  twelve step
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  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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