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 started working at an opioid treatment program in 2001, by accident. It’s a long story that I’ve told elsewhere, but once I saw data about the improvements for patients who start medications to treat opioid use disorder, I knew this was the field for me. After a few weeks working [...]
Wed, Jul 10, 2019
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
“How can you let those people get behind the wheel and drive after you shoot ‘em up with methadone?” This question, frequently asked by law enforcement and other people, reveals key misunderstandings about the pharmacology of methadone. That’s OK; I don’t expect laypeople to know methadone pharmacologic principles. Oh, and we [...]
Sun, Jun 30, 2019
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
Heroin Spoon sculpture left outside Purdue Pharma The Sackler family is having rich- people problems. No, let me correct that: they are having ultra-rich -people problems. They can’t find museums to accept their financial donations. This family made its fortune, estimated into the billions, by making and promoting sales of [...]
Sun, Jun 23, 2019
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
Long-time readers of my blog will recall that I broke my leg – tibia and fibula – around six years ago. The point of the post was mainly to get to talk about my medical ailments, which I love, and that opioids, when used correctly, can be a huge blessing. [...]
Sun, Jun 16, 2019
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
Season 5: Bosch and the Opioid Crisis (Spoiler Alert – If you haven’t seen “Bosch” Season 5, this blog post will describe events of the last episode.) I am disappointed in Harry Bosch. Or more specifically, I’m disappointed by the writers of the “Bosch” series. “Bosch” is now in its fifth season [...]
Sun, Jun 09, 2019
Source: Dr. Jana Burson