“Jimmy K” was born James Patrick Kinnon. A Scottish immigrant, Jimmy once had goals of joining the priesthood but his participation with alcohol and drugs derailed his designs. By 1950 and by using the assistance of the 12-step program Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Jimmy ended up being in a position to triumph over his dependence on alcohol. The program however discouraged participants from speaking about addictive problems to any kind of other chemicals. Jimmy recognized by listening to other people who likewise experienced harmful addictions for some other chemical substances, that there were no equivalent programs to aid individuals.
Aided by the permission of AA, Jimmy modified the 12 step program plus co-founded Narcotics Anonymous. The group offers assistance to individuals fighting drugs additions. Making use of 12 steps of rehabilitation and in accordance with the rule of privacy, people meet up to share their own experiences, understand their particular addiction and support each other in getting clean. Jimmy K passed away in 1985 and kept clean for the past 35 years of his life.