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.




Mon, Sep 11, 2017
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
Hurricane Harvey We all felt heartbroken as we watched the plight of citizens of Houston and other locations deal with the latest weather emergency. I worry most about debilitated senior citizens, children, and animals, all of whom won’t understand what’s happening. I’ve prayed for all people [...]
Tue, Sep 05, 2017
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
August 31: Overdose Awareness Day “I’m not gonna overdose. I know my limits.” I really hate hearing these words. Usually patients say this in response to my concerns about their pattern of drug use while I’m prescribing methadone or buprenorphine. But many patients feel like they are the experts. [...]
Mon, Aug 28, 2017
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
I read a tragic article in my local paper today. A young man pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter and received a sentence of four to seven years. The article said he gave another woman a prescription opioid pill, and she died after drinking alcohol after taking the pill. He was [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
New ACOG Recommendations: The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) just released an updated recommendation about the treatment of opioid use disorder in pregnant women: https://www.acog.org/Resources-And-Publications/Committee-Opinions/Committee-on-Obstetric-Practice/Opioid-Use-and-Opioid-Use-Disorder-in-Pregnancy Their last statement was issued in 2012, in cooperation with the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). This newer statement was released earlier this month, [...]
Sun, Aug 13, 2017
Source: Dr. Jana Burson