Heroin Paraphernalia Found While Urban Exploring An Abandoned House

Heroin paraphernalia in a Jack Daniel's tin can I found while urban exploring a small abandoned house in a rural area of East Texas.
Heroin Paraphernalia Found While Urban Exploring An Abandoned HouseHeroin Paraphernalia Found While Urban Exploring An Abandoned House

Heroin Paraphernalia Found While Urban Exploring An Abandoned House

Heroin paraphernalia in a Jack Daniel’s tin can I found while urban exploring a small abandoned house in a rural area of East Texas.

Heroin kit inside of a Jack Daniels tin box

I remember when I initially saw this heroin paraphernalia sitting there on the counter. It was in a small dark abandoned house in a rural town outside of Dallas called Wills Point. I was fascinated by it and I thought to myself that this would make an amazing photography subject. I took a few photos and went home.

When I arrived home I stared at the photo on my Apple computer screen, then suddenly this sense of loss came over me. I began to understand what I was looking at. This photograph spoke volumes and told such a common tragic story. The subjects in the photo, the Jack Daniel’s case and the needles, represent destruction, hopelessness, and above all, death.

Even though I don’t believe I ever personally knew the person or people who used them, I felt sad for them. They probably regularly sat alone in the darkness feeding their addiction. I suddenly felt like I lost something, an unknown neighbor. The person must have felt so lost and so useless and so unhappy to feel they needed those things. I understand those feelings, I’ve had them before. I started to head down that road once too, but thank God I never went down that far.

My advice to you is this: Don’t waste your life being wasted. This is the only life you have; love and live it.

View Comments (4)

  • Wow Matt I really like what you said. Yeah I remember when we saw this. I have pictures I took of it too. This picture really does represent destruction. Such a story is behind this. Not just the story of the person using it but that persons past and the reasons that brought him to such a dark road. You can only wonder.
    P.S. I really like the setup of this page. It's a nice template. And I really like how you have your logo on top. I love the colors. I use those colors A LOT for stuff I do.

  • Hi Matt,
    This is indeed a very strong photo. They say a picture can tell a thousand words. This is definitely the case with your photo. Thumbs up.

  • Right Mike, I find that so interesting and thanks!
    Thanks Sam, and I'm not sure, I've never used heroin, thankfully.
    Thank you very much DPStudent, I really appreciate your encouraging and thoughtful comment!

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