“Jimmy K” was born James Patrick Kinnon. A Scottish immigrant, Jimmy had aspirations of entering into the priesthood yet his participation with drugs and alcohol derailed his goals. By 1950 and using the assistance of the 12-step program Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Jimmy was competent to conquer his being addicted to alcohol. The program on the other hand discouraged participants from speaking about harmful addictions to virtually any additional substances. Jimmy came to the realization by listening to others who likewise experienced addictive problems with other chemical compounds, there were no similar programs to support these individuals.
Together with the permission of AA, Jimmy adapted the 12 step program as well as co-founded Narcotics Anonymous. The group provides aid to those people combatting drugs additions. Using the 12 steps of recovery and depending on the rule of privacy, people connect to share their tales, fully understand their addiction and assist each other to get clean. Jimmy K died in 1985 and stayed clean for the last 35 years of his life.