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 had a frustrating admission to the opioid treatment program last week. The patient wasn’t frustrating; she was delightful. Her experience with the healthcare system was frustrating and disappointing. This nice lady (details have been changed to protect her privacy) has been going to a local pain management group for several [...]
Mon, Mar 11, 2019
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
During the admission of new patients for opioid use disorder treatment, I ask about prior use of all drugs. I include the medications we use for treatment. I’ve done this since I started working at opioid treatment programs (OTPs) seventeen years ago. Over the last few years, more patients say they’ve [...]
Tue, Mar 05, 2019
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
Tennessee lawmakers are trying to revive a version of the Fetal Assault Law, originally passed in 2014 but allowed to sunset in 2016, after the state saw worsening outcomes for pregnant moms and babies. [1, 2] I wrote two blog entries when this law was first passed – you can read [...]
Sun, Feb 24, 2019
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
I’m thrilled to be able to present an in-depth review, compiled by one of my patients, of the generic forms of the buprenorphine/naloxone combination tablets. My patient thoughtfully composed this to help other people prescribed these products, and to share his own experience and opinion: In active recovery it is extremely [...]
Sat, Feb 09, 2019
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
(Details have been changed to protect patient identity) I have a patient in my office-based practice whom I see only every two months. If you had told me ten years ago, when I first met him, that he would become a stable and productive member of society, I would have scoffed. [...]
Tue, Jan 29, 2019
Source: Dr. Jana Burson