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’ve been thinking a lot about stigma lately. Recently I was asked to do a short presentation about stigma against people with substance use disorders. I thought I could put something together easily to satisfy the intended audience. But as I created power point slides with all the usual stuff, I dug [...]
Mon, Jul 16, 2018
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
Long-time readers of my blog will remember the story of Eric Stojcevski, a young man who died from withdrawal from prescribed medication while in jail in Macomb County, Michigan, for unpaid traffic tickets in 2014. I blogged about this case on November 3, 2017, February 5, 2016, and October 20, 2015. I’ve [...]
Sat, Jul 07, 2018
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
A new study about opioid overdose death and treatment of opioid use disorders was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine this month. [1] It showed that people who experience a non-fatal overdose have a significantly reduced risk of death if they start on medication-assisted treatment with methadone or buprenorphine. Naltrexone [...]
Mon, Jun 25, 2018
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
This letter was published in the Raleigh News & Observer last week, about insurance coverage for treatment of opioid use disorder. It was written by Alex Gertner, an MD/PhD student at University of Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine and the Gillings School of Global Public Health. I know Alex from his [...]
Mon, Jun 18, 2018
Source: Dr. Jana Burson
I had another blog post ready to go this week, but I’m postponing it to blog about another situation. So far this year, two well-known and respected Addiction Medicine physicians have had their offices raided by the DEA. The first one occurred in March of this year. Dr. Stuart Gitlow, the past [...]
Tue, Jun 12, 2018
Source: Dr. Jana Burson