Dopesick

Dopesick

by

Beth Macy

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Dr. Steve Lloyd Character Analysis

Dr. Steve Lloyd is a former opioid addict who becomes a charismatic speaker against addiction. As a doctor, he benefited from a rigorous (and expensive) recovery program that was available to him, but he argues that investing more resources into treatment could greatly improve the results for recovering addicts. He is a big believer in second chances and represents the optimism that many fighting the opioid maintain in spite of all the odds against them.
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Dr. Steve Lloyd Character Timeline in Dopesick

The timeline below shows where the character Dr. Steve Lloyd appears in Dopesick. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 13
Poverty as an Obstacle to Recovery  Theme Icon
Fighting the Medical Establishment Theme Icon
Macy looks at the work of Dr. Steve Lloyd, a former opioid user who has become a charismatic leader against drug abuse. He credits... (full context)
Poverty as an Obstacle to Recovery  Theme Icon
Cycles of History Theme Icon
Race, Healthcare, and Criminal Justice Theme Icon
Fighting the Medical Establishment Theme Icon
The Value of Science Theme Icon
Lloyd repeatedly argues that MAT is an essential part of treatment, particularly since many patients are... (full context)