O’Brien House extends our gratitude and thanks to all who joined us for the 2018 Annual Breakfast…

Congratulations, 2018 Essay Contest Winners!


The following winners will be featured on our YouTube Channel and here on our website. They were presented with prizes at our annual breakfast on Friday, September 21st, 2018.

The first place winners each read their winning essay, and the room was flooded with emotion as they captivated us all with each spoken word.

Judges select the winners anonymously and are unaware of the essayists name, sex, age, hometown, or school.


High School Contest

First Place: Jessica Wilhelm, 12th Grade, Baton Rouge Magnet High School

Second Place: Nora Scott, 12th Grade, Baton Rouge Magnet High School

Third Place: Desirae Gardner, 12th Grade, Saint Amant High School


Adults in Recovery Contest

First Place: Beverly Brooks Thompson

Second Place: Abril “Grace” Alello

Third Place: Stephanie King



Don't hate the addict, hate the disease. Don't hate the person, hate the behavior. If it's hard to watch it, imagine how hard it must be to live it.

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