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.

Late last year the FDA approved Sublocade, the brand name of a monthly buprenorphine injection, marketed by Indivior, the same company that sells Suboxone brand sublingual films. Sublocade is expected to be commercially available by February or March of this year. This medication is indicated for patients with moderate to severe [...]
Mon, Jan 15, 2018
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
CDC DATA In mid-2017, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed the STOP (Strengthen Opioids Misuse Prevention) Act into law, and as of January 1, 2018, additional portions of the Act became effective. The STOP Act has several parts, [...]
Mon, Jan 08, 2018
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
I’ve written a version of this blog before, and I thought this would be an appropriate time to redo and re-post it. After all, the end of the year is a time of reflection. Not one of us is perfect; we’ve all fallen short of our own ideals this year. [...]
Sun, Dec 31, 2017
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
This post is written for the friends and relatives of people in recovery from substance use disorders. What to do: Do invite your loved one in recovery to family functions, and treat her with the same respect you treat the rest of the family. If you have resentments from her past behavior, [...]
Sun, Dec 17, 2017
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
“Continuum of care is a concept involving an integrated system of care that guides and tracks patient over time through a comprehensive array of health services spanning all levels of intensity of care.” (Evashwick, 1989) Continuum of care isn’t a new concept. It’s a pattern of care that we use to [...]
Mon, Dec 11, 2017
Source: Dr. Jana Burson