Twelve-step-program meaning

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.