12-step


12–step

adjective \ˈtwelv-ˌstep\

Definition of 12-STEP

:  of, relating to, characteristic of, or being a program that is designed especially to help an individual overcome an addiction, compulsion, serious shortcoming, or traumatic experience by adherence to 12 tenets emphasizing personal growth and dependence on a higher spiritual being

First Known Use of 12-STEP

1983

12–step

adjective \ˈtwelv-ˌstep\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of 12–STEP

: of, relating to, or characteristic of a program that is designed especially to help an individual overcome an addiction, compulsion, serious shortcoming, or traumatic experience by adherence to 12 tenets emphasizing personal growth and dependence on a higher spiritual being

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