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.

Perspective is Essential I was asked to speak as a member of a panel about opioid use disorder, at the annual addiction conference at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) this month, called the McLeod Institute. This conference was named after [...]
Tue, May 23, 2017
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
Guest Blogger for this week: Yoshi the Cat Those of us working with patients with opioid use disorder felt apprehensive about what the new head of Health and Human Services (HHS), Dr. Tom Price, [...]
Mon, May 15, 2017
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
Roadside Suboxone Advertisement The roadsides of rural North Carolina have become littered with these signs advertising access to Suboxone prescriptions. When I first saw one of these signs, I was appalled. These signs, more commonly used to advertise homes for sale or dating services, exude tackiness, when used to advertise for [...]
Sun, May 07, 2017
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
Why cats are not doctors The following post is a bit of writing I did for a doctors’ magazine writing contest. The topic was about finding work-life balance. I didn’t win, but I did get honorable mention. The magazine still offered to publish my piece, but I decided to put [...]
Sun, Apr 30, 2017
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
The Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention published an important article in their Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on March 17, 2017, titled, “Characteristics of Initial Prescription Episodes and Likelihood of Long-Term Opioid Use – U.S., 2006-2015.” You can read the article here: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6610a1.htm To summarize for my readers, this article [...]
Sun, Apr 23, 2017
Source: Dr. Jana Burson