Of or being a program designed to assist in the recovery from addiction or compulsive behavior, especially a spiritually oriented program based on the principles of acknowledging one's personal insufficiency and accepting help from a higher power.
Origin of twelve-stepAfter the Twelve Steps, name for the twelve guiding concepts of the Alcoholics Anonymous program for curbing alcohol addiction.
Variant of 12-step
☆ designating or having to do with any of various programs that provide systematic support and guidance to individuals seeking to control an addiction, compulsion, etc.
Origin of 12-stepafter the Twelve Steps, twelve guiding concepts forming part of the Alcoholics Anonymous program