“Jimmy K” was born James Patrick Kinnon. A Scottish immigrant, Jimmy once had dreams of going into the priesthood however his involvement with drugs and alcohol derailed his dreams. By 1950 and with the assistance of the 12-step program Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Jimmy was able to prevail over his being addicted to alcohol. The program nevertheless discouraged individuals from going over addictions to virtually any additional drugs. Jimmy understood by meeting up with other people who likewise experienced harmful addictions to many other chemical compounds, that there were no corresponding programs to support individuals.
With the permission of AA, Jimmy adjusted the 12 step program and also co-founded Narcotics Anonymous. The organization gives aid to those combatting narcotics additions. Together with the 12 steps of rehabilitation and in accordance with the basic principle of anonymity, users meet to talk about their particular experiences, fully understand their particular addictions and help one another to get clean. Jimmy K passed away in 1985 and kept clean during the last 35 years of his existence.