from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. 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.
After the Twelve Steps, name for the twelve guiding concepts of the Alcoholics Anonymous program for curbing alcohol addiction.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)