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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.

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

After the Twelve Steps, name for the twelve guiding concepts of the Alcoholics Anonymous program for curbing alcohol addiction.

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