“Jimmy K” was born James Patrick Kinnon. A Scottish immigrant, Jimmy once had ambitions of going into the priesthood but his involvement with drugs and alcohol derailed his intentions. By 1950 and by using the help of the 12-step program Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Jimmy was competent to prevail over his addiction to alcohol. The program nonetheless discouraged members from talking over addictive problems to almost any different substances. Jimmy came to the realization by talking to other people who also experienced addictive habits along with other drugs, there weren’t any similar programs to help these folks.
Aided by the permission of AA, Jimmy adapted the 12 step program and also co-founded Narcotics Anonymous. The organization gives assistance to individuals fighting narcotics additions. Using the 12 steps of rehabilitation and using the concept of anonymity, people meet up to talk about their accounts, recognize their addictions as well as assist each other to get clean. Jimmy K passed in 1985 and remained clean for the past 35 years of his life.