Dr. Jana Burson is a specialist in the treatment of opioid addiction with extensive experience in the use of methadone and buprenorphine. Dr. Burson sees patients in her private practice while also working in an opioid treatment program located in North Carolina.

Dr. Burson is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine, and by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Following graduation from the Ohio State College of Medicine, she completed her internship & residency at Carolina's Medical Center in Charlotte, NC.

Methadone.US is proud to feature Dr. Burson's blog, which provides both education and insightful perspective regarding current addiction treatment alternatives. Dr. Burson has treated thousands of opioid addicted individuals and is a passionate advocate for medication-assisted treatment. Currently, Dr. Burson is the medical director of Stepping Stone Wellness Center in lovely Boone, NC. She also has a book available for purchase online, Pain Pill Addiction: A Prescription for Hope.


Stepping Stone of Boone

Stepping Stone is a private, outpatient, medically assisted addiction treatment program located in Boone, NC. For more information, please contact: 828-265-7078, or visit the site.

I read an interesting article in the latest issue of Journal of Addiction Medicine, titled “Prescribing of Opioids and Benzodiazepines Among Patients With History of Overdose,” by Griggs et al. This article described a retrospective chart review of patients who had a previous history of opioid or benzodiazepine overdose. They identified [...]
Tue, Nov 12, 2019
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
Around twenty-seven hundred plaintiffs, composed of states, counties, and cities, have joined the lawsuit against drug manufacturers, distributors, and some pharmacy chains. Their lawsuit alleges these companies acted illegally and contributed to the opioid epidemic. Last month, some of the organizations being sued offered a common-sense solution that would benefit [...]
Sun, Nov 03, 2019
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
I’m back to blogging, after a short break, during which I took my Addiction Medicine board re-certification exam. I think I did well on it, but with those sorts of exam one never knows for sure. If any of my readers are planning to take the exam soon, I have [...]
Sun, Oct 27, 2019
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
Tue, Oct 01, 2019
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
September is National Recovery Month, so it’s a great time to review what recovery means to me. I hope my readers will write in with their own definition of recovery. Recovery means… ….taking the worst and most embarrassing thing in my life and turning it into my greatest asset. ….becoming less judgmental of [...]
Fri, Sep 20, 2019
Source: Dr. Jana Burson