(plural twelve-step programs)
- An entity or plan which assists people in recovering from addiction through which an organized series of actions, usually including with group discussion among people having the same problem.
- 1995, Christopher Jencks, The Homeless, p. 46:
- 1990, Bonnie Zimmerman, The Safe Sea of Women: Lesbian Fiction, 1969-1989, p. 215:
- From consciousness-raising to coming out stories to twelve-step programs, the personal narrative has always held a place of honor in our community.
- 1978, Margot Early, The Truth About Cowboys, p. 34: