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.

Just a little “If cats were doctors” humor. Physicians are less likely to prescribe buprenorphine for patients who use illicit benzodiazepines or drink excessive alcohol, who have a spouse with a drug use disorder, or who have Medicaid as their form of payment. This information comes from an [...]
Sun, Mar 11, 2018
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
Map is from vox.com In response to the rise of opioid use disorders in this country, lawmakers in heavily affected states are passing laws they hope will help. But well-intentioned laws may have unintended consequences, requiring re-evaluation of those laws. Nearly one year ago, The Virginia legislature asked the Virginia Board of [...]
Sun, Feb 25, 2018
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
Funding Information Last week I was contacted by Dr. Tom Reach, one of the premier Addiction Medicine physicians in Tennessee, about last week’s blog entry. He supplied background information about the development of Tennessee’s office-based buprenorphine prescribing guidelines. Dr. Reach contacted state Representative Matthew Hill about a proposed [...]
Sun, Feb 18, 2018
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
Advertisement for Buprenorphine Physician I’ve spent a great deal of time puzzling through a document titled “Tennessee Nonresidential Buprenorphine Treatment Guide,” released early this year. This document was created, as it says on page 2 of the document, because of the “growing prevalence of individuals who have an opioid use disorder, [...]
Sun, Feb 11, 2018
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
Last month the Washington Post newspaper reported that British Columbia officials plan to set up three vending machines to dispense hydromorphone to people with opioid use disorder. Canada has struggled with opioid overdose deaths just like the U.S., and they declared their opioid use disorder public health emergency in 2016. Projected [...]
Sun, Feb 04, 2018
Source: Dr. Jana Burson