“Jimmy K” was born James Patrick Kinnon. A Scottish immigrant, Jimmy had aspirations of entering into the priesthood nevertheless his effort with alcohol and drugs derailed his designs. By 1950 and having the help of the 12-step program Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Jimmy was competent to prevail over his addiction to alcohol. This program however discouraged members from going over addictions to any additional chemicals. Jimmy became aware by speaking with individuals that also acquired addictive problems with other drugs, there weren’t any comparable programs to guide these individuals.
Aided by the permission of AA, Jimmy modified the 12 step program and co-founded Narcotics Anonymous. The organization offers support to individuals fighting drugs additions. While using the 12 steps of recovery and according to the concept of privacy, users get together to share their particular accounts, comprehend their addictions as well as support one another in getting clean. Jimmy K passed on in 1985 and stayed clean for the past 35 years of his existence.