“Jimmy K” was born James Patrick Kinnon. A Scottish immigrant, Jimmy had goals of entering into the priesthood nonetheless his effort with alcohol and drugs derailed his intentions. By 1950 and using the help of the 12-step program Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Jimmy was able to overcome his being addicted to alcohol. The program however discouraged people from speaking about addictive problems to almost any different drugs. Jimmy understood by meeting up with others who also experienced addiction to other drugs, that there were no corresponding programs to help these folks.
Because of the permission of AA, Jimmy adjusted the 12 step program as well as co-founded Narcotics Anonymous. The group provides assistance to those combatting drugs additions. Making use of 12 steps of recovery and depending on the rule of privacy, people connect to discuss their own testimonies, fully understand their addiction plus aid each other in getting clean. Jimmy K passed away in 1985 and stayed clean during the last 35 years of his life.