Former Drug Addict Reacts to The Umbrella Academy (Klaus Ending Explained)



The Umbrella Academy recently premiered on Netflix, and in this video we discuss Klaus and have his ending explained. Klaus Hargreeves in The Umbrella …

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  1. Hi there, I just discovered The Umbrella Academy a few days ago and got such a soft spot for Klaus, I've been dealing with anxiety and depression for about three years now and actually got addicted to Alprazolam for a while, I couldn't control my consume, terrified of pretty much everything around me, fortunately it has gone down to a few panic attacks once in a while, also I reduced the dosis of it (with my therapist help of course)
    If I had Klaus' power I'd use drugs to to be honest, I wouldn't be able to handle it and die from a heart attack or something, his father scarred for life by trapping him on that mausoleum, hopefully on the 2nd or 3rd season (if the show goes well) he'll be able to handle it a bit better

  2. Hello i am a X heroin addict. Like Klaus Hargeeves i would say that he was trying to numb himself from the world. I can relate to that. Drug addition isn't a joke. I started taking benzos and heroin from 17. I'm still battling my addiction to this day.

  3. Hello i am a X heroin addict. Like Klaus Hargeeves i would say that he was trying to numb himself from the world. I can relate to that. Drug addition isn't a joke. I started taking benzos and heroin from 17. I'm still battling my addiction to this day.

  4. Hello i am a X heroin addict. Like Klaus Hargeeves i would say that he was trying to numb himself from the world. I can relate to that. Drug addition isn't a joke. I started taking benzos and heroin from 17. I'm still battling my addiction to this day.

  5. I think something to keep in mind is that they couldn’t have normal withdrawal symptoms or else Klaus wouldn’t be able to be in most scenes because of him dealing with being clean. They need to tone it down at least a little so that Klaus can be a regular character without exclusively being high/drunk or dealing with really bad withdrawal.

  6. There's a big theory that Klauses powers are far more than what he is show to do and that's why he was not like that affected by the withdrawal symptoms there's this huge joke that the moment he is completely fully clean he will be able to control the universe or something

  7. It actually does say what type of drugs he’s addicted to in the show. It’s brief but “You pump yourself full of Vicodin, because you’re afraid? Afraid of what, the dark?” So he uses opiates and other narcotics. I think it’s also shown when he gets out of rehab and immediately uses his check for pills.

  8. As someone who's loved one developed seizures as a side effect from prescription drugs ( rather mild ones) I appreciate the effort to educate people especially on the topic of seizures.. I was scared shitless the first time I was at his side, though being educated in medicine/ pharmacy/ mental health/ the social field etc….

  9. I've wondered before if he has a healing factor of sorts from his powers. If hes strong enough to make Ben corporeal, to the point of slapping him and even pulling Diego, it could make sense that he might subconsciously be able to heal/"revive" himself from severe harm. Hes been doing drugs for almost 2 decades, heavily and consistently, and seems totally familiar with overdosing to the point of needing a defibrillator, yet besides being really thin and sort of tired looking most times hes pretty damn alert and vibrant. I've never done drugs, but even in "minor" alcoholics or casual/beginning hard drug users that I know it takes a more physical toll than that over almost 20 years.
    To be fair, it could just be costuming and such, something overlooked, but a lot of it adds up that way and its fitting to him.

  10. People assume that he must have been sober in Vietnam. I really doubt that. I mean, in war they even drug soldiers on purpose so they're awake the entire time for the fight…(yeah, i know, not quite like opioids worls) what i'm saying is: i doubt he didn't have any access to drugs. Opium grows in South East Asia. South East Asia actually has a dark history with opium, it destroyed social and economic structures in some regions there.

  11. Gerard way was highly addicted to Xanax, alcohol, heroine, and cocaine at the time he began to write the umbrella academy. Theories say that each character is a part of him in different points in his life.

  12. I don't think he's addicted to any specific drug, I know in the comic he ods on heroine, but that's the only specific I know off my head. I'm sure there were a lot of painkillers of various sorts, maybe some hallucinogens (certainly weed), cetainly some barbs, etc.

  13. I thought they glorified his drug use at first, Klaus was such a cool, carefree character & made addiction look easy and awesome.. Anyway, I'd love to see one of these on Mr Robot, specifically his first detox scene which was a perfect depiction of what it's really like!

  14. im on antidepressants/antianxiety meds and my perscription ran out once while my doc was on vacation and i had a misrable 2 days going through withdrawal until i finally got my refill. like feeling physically sick i could deal with but the 'brain zaps' that was bad i cant even really explain it. and this is jsut from my brain needing these chemicals i cant imagine what withdrawal from harder substances would be like with the added psychological need

  15. Yeah but technically before he did that sober arc he spent 10 months in Vietnam war, I imagine that the drugs would be less abundant there what with the war and everything so he was already doing a semi sober when he came back from time travelling and the 48hrs was just flushing the remainder outta his system

  16. It's possible that his superpowers might have sped up his recovery after the withdrawal. Not his powers specifically but none of the Umbrella Academy is quite human

  17. what did you think of him asking his brother to tie him up to not be able to get them though i think that was towards the ending too

  18. Hey Chris, I think you miss the part of the show at the end where he time traveled and for him he spent a couple of years in the Vietnam war. it wasnt 24hrs free drug but actually years, so I think thats why he has energy and he is only sick from time traveling.

    Love your videos

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