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12–step

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adjective \ˈtwelv-ˌstep\

Definition of 12–step

  1. :  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



1983

First Known Use of 12–step

1983


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12–step

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adjective \ˈtwelv-ˌstep\

Medical Definition of 12–step

  1. :  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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