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’ve written this blog article several times. I deleted one version because it sounded too mean, and another version because it was too shallow and unrealistic. It’s a difficult subject. Talking about people with substance use disorder who lie has potential to feel accusatory and judgmental, but lying is part [...]
Wed, Mar 15, 2017
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
It looks like 2017 is going to be the year of governmental solutions to the opioid use disorder problem. I blogged last week about the regulation passed by the Virginia Board of Medicine. Now there’s a proposed bill making its way through the NC legislature, advocating new laws to help solve [...]
Mon, Mar 06, 2017
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
In a surprising turn of events, last week the Virginia Board of Medicine passed regulations applying to the prescribing of buprenorphine not only in office-based settings, but also in opioid treatment programs. At a time when many governmental agencies are trying to figure out ways to keep people from dying from [...]
Fri, Feb 24, 2017
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
Avid readers of my blog will recognize the following as a re-run, but I’m feeling under the weather this week, from a virus that’s been circulating in the community: JB: Please tell me about your experience with pain pill addiction and your experiences with buprenorphine (Suboxone). XYZ: For me, my opiate [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
“We will not regret, nor wish to shut the door on it.” This was a tough blog to write. I want to thread the needle; I want to relate some solid help from 12-step recovery sources without angering some of my faithful readers who become angry with any mention of 12 [...]
Mon, Feb 13, 2017
Source: Dr. Jana Burson