“Jimmy K” was born James Patrick Kinnon. A Scottish immigrant, Jimmy once had hopes of entering the priesthood yet his participation with alcohol and drugs derailed his dreams. By 1950 and using the assistance of the 12-step program Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Jimmy ended up being competent to overcome his addiction to alcohol. The program on the other hand discouraged participants from discussing addictions to any additional drugs. Jimmy recognized by listening to others who in addition acquired addictive habits for some other chemical substances, there were no equivalent programs to assist them.
Because of the permission of AA, Jimmy adapted the 12 step program plus co-founded Narcotics Anonymous. The group offers help to those combatting drugs additions. Aided by the 12 steps of rehabilitation and according to the rule of privacy, individuals get together to share their own testimonies, fully understand their own addictions plus aid one another to get clean. Jimmy K died in 1985 and continued to be clean during the last 35 years of his existence.