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.

My cat knows computer Kicking, screaming, and whining, I entered the 21st century today. Thanks to my long-suffering fiancé, we started electronic prescribing in my office. It went better than I feared. A few years ago, North Carolina passed the STOP Act, which contained measures to help make the prescribing [...]
Sun, Sep 08, 2019
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
What Stigma Feels Like The opioid epidemic has rolled on for more than twenty years now, but misunderstandings and ignorance about best practices regarding treatment of patients still flourishes in medical and dental professionals. Part of my job as an Addiction Medicine treatment professional is the gentle education of other medical [...]
Mon, Sep 02, 2019
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
I still occasionally read medical journals with articles relating to general adult medicine; I consider it a task, not as enjoyable as reading medical journals about Addiction Medicine. So, imagine my surprise and delight to read a thoughtful opinion piece in the most recent issue of the Journal of the American [...]
Mon, Aug 19, 2019
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
This book, written and edited by Neil Steinberg and Sara Bader and published by the University of Chicago Press in 2016, will appeal to intellectual and thoughtful people in recovery. The book is a compilation of writings from famous and non-famous people throughout history regarding aspects of substance use disorder and [...]
Sat, Aug 10, 2019
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
On the left, number of pills per capita by countyOn the right, opioid overdose death rates by county The Washington Post has written some amazing stories this month about our present opioid epidemic. One of their articles described how they accessed data about the distribution of all the prescription opioid [...]
Sun, Jul 28, 2019
Source: Dr. Jana Burson