Grieving Out Loud with Angela Kennecke

A candid conversation with the real doctor who inspired Michael Keaton’s ‘Dopesick’ character

World-renowned actor Michael Keaton has won several awards, including his first Emmy, for his performance in the Hulu series “Dopesick.” The “Batman” actor portrays a hard-working doctor in a small mining town who gets addicted to the pain pills he starts prescribing. Today on Grieving Out Loud, we have an exciting interview with the man who was the real-life inspiration behind that compelling character.

Dr. Stephen Loyd overcame abuse, wrestled with addiction, and faced heartbreaking losses, all while trying to maintain his composure as a dedicated medical doctor and professor. Hear his story, why he finally sought help, and how he’s now making a difference in the lives of others grappling with substance use disorder.

  • Picture of Stephen Loyd with his family
  • Stephen Loyd picture with his family while in active addiction