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.




NEWS CAT Last week, a colleague of mine directed my attention to local news coverage of the opioid use disorder epidemic. It’s a four-part series titled “Paths to Recovery.” Anytime the press covers opioid use disorder and its treatments, I feel hope and dread. I hope the report will be fair and [...]
Sun, Nov 12, 2017
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
I have a weird affinity for old “Law and Order” reruns. I’m not talking the lesser “Law and Order” spin offs like Criminal Intent and SVU…I prefer the originals. With a total of twenty seasons, there’s almost always an episode being broadcast on one channel or another. I recently watched – [...]
Fri, Nov 03, 2017
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
At least five or six people asked me what I thought about the President’s address in which he declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency. I didn’t watch his address, but I did read a transcript of his speech. When people insert the comment, “Believe me,” into what they are [...]
Tue, Oct 31, 2017
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
The 21st Century Cures Act, signed into law by President Obama late in his presidency, provided money to help people with opioid use disorder get treatment. In April of this year, states got this money, in the form of STR (state targeted response to the opioid crisis) grants. Eighty percent [...]
Sun, Oct 22, 2017
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
I’ve blogged in the past about studies conducted on CAM2038, a new preparation of buprenorphine that can be given in a subcutaneous injection weekly or monthly. I think this delivery system holds great promise for the treatment of opioid use disorder. Earlier this year, pharmacokinetic data from healthy volunteers showed that [...]
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
Source: Dr. Jana Burson