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.




Although my blog is dedicated to opioid use disorder and its treatment with medications, this blog is about the importance of stopping smoking. I was listening to the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s annual review course from 2018, and while I listened to the lecture of nicotine use, became convinced I [...]
Sun, May 19, 2019
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
Harm Reduction Cat What happens when harm reduction tenets clash with actual patient experience? That’s my recent dilemma. Our opioid treatment center is blessed to have an organization that comes to our facility to do free testing for HIV and Hepatitis B and C. They also do needle [...]
Sat, May 04, 2019
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
I planned to regale my readers with news from the big annual American Society of Addiction Medicine conference, held earlier this month. But it was not to be. The day before I was to depart, I woke up with pink eye. I woke up with the kind of pink eye that [...]
Tue, Apr 23, 2019
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
Many physicians still get confused about how to treat acute pain in patients who are prescribed buprenorphine products for opioid use disorder. While buprenorphine products (whether Suboxone, Subutex, Zubsolv, Bunavail, or the generic forms of these) are partial opioids, when they are prescribed long-term for treatment of opioid use disorder, they [...]
Sun, Apr 07, 2019
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
On my last post about the Tenth Annual NC Addiction Medicine Conference, I lacked room to write about an outstanding presentation by Clark Gaither, MD., about physician burnout. It was probably the best presentation I’ve heard on the topic. Providers, meaning not only physicians but also physician assistants and nurse practitioners, [...]
Mon, Apr 01, 2019
Source: Dr. Jana Burson