Meaning of 12-STEP in English

12-STEP

Pronunciation: ' twelv- ˌ step

Function: adjective

Date: 1983

: 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

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