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 been notified of an alarming development that’s come to pass at Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC. Recently Mission Hospital decided that patients with opioid use disorder will be unable to have visitors while they are hospitalized, and they will also be unable to have any electronic devices with them. The [...]
Sun, Sep 16, 2018
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
Before I launch into my blog entry for today, I’d like to remind readers that my intent with my blog is to offer general information. My blog isn’t a substitute for real medical advice based on a face-to-face evaluation by a medical professional. In medicine, the devil is in the [...]
Sun, Sep 09, 2018
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
In my last blog, I lamented the lack of communication and cooperation between medical professionals involved in the care of patients with opioid use disorders. Opinion about medication-assisted treatment has split the field in half. Most old-school, 12-step-based, abstinence-only programs discourage patients with opioid use disorder from seeking treatment with medication [...]
Thu, Aug 30, 2018
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
It’s very confusing. Even medical professionals get confused, so imagine how it is for patients. I’m referring to the different setting where buprenorphine can be prescribed for the treatment of opioid use disorder. Opioid treatment programs deliver care for patients with opioid use disorder in a much more structured setting. OTPs are [...]
Thu, Aug 23, 2018
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
I was sent a link to this article that made my day: https://bangordailynews.com/2018/07/26/mainefocus/aclu-lawsuit-demands-maine-man-get-addiction-treatment-in-jail/ This article reports that the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) has taken the case of a man in recovery on medication-assisted treatment who must serve a nine-month jail sentence starting in September in Maine. This man, Zachary Smith, has [...]
Sun, Aug 12, 2018
Source: Dr. Jana Burson