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Addiction medicine at groupement centre – Edouard Herriot  Hospital

ELSA – CSAPA – treatment of tobacco use and dependence - CJC

About us

The addiction medicine department in Groupement Hospitalier Centre (GHC), located in the building K of the Edouard Herriot Hospital (EHH), offers four types of services:

  • Equipe de Liaison et de Soins en Addictologie (ELSA, Addiction Care and Liaison Team),

  • Centre de Soins, d’Accompagnement et de Prévention en Addictologie (CSAPA, Centre for Care, Support and Prevention in Addiction Medicine),

  • Consultations for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence

  • Consultations jeunes consommateurs (CJC, consultations for Young Consumers).

​The objective of our addiction medicine department is to offer a wide range of quality care services, all in one place. In-hospital care is provided by the ELSA, and outpatient care by CSAPA, consultations for treatment of tobacco use and dependence and CJC. Consultations can be individual, or in group; patient's friends and families are welcome to come.

  • Our ELSA essentially provides care inside the hospital, with consultations "at the patient's bed" in all hospital departments, for all types of addiction. They also train teams. Their role in outpatient care is only punctual (diagnosis, orientation towards another department / specialist, and post-hospitalization referral).

  • Our CSAPA offers treatment for patients with addiction to illicit psychoactive substances; we can provide substitution treatment for opiates, diverted drugs and behavioural addictions within the centre.

More precisely, outpatients can benefit from cannabis withdrawal, serological screening and treatment for hepatitis C, analysis of consumed products by thin layer chromatography (partnership with the CAARUD "Pause Diabolo") and from other actions regarding risk and damage reduction.

  • Anyone can consult for the treatment of tobacco use and dependence; consultations are individual.

  • Adolescents and young adults from 16 to 25 years old, questioning their consumption of psychoactive products (tobacco, cannabis) can attend the CJC. These consultations focus primarily on EHH emergency department patients, but other CJCs in the Lyon area may refer patients to us, as psychiatrists and a neuropsychologist are present in EHH. 

Six doctors, a pharmacist, five nurses, four psychologists, a social worker and a secretary make up our service.

Besides consultations with doctors and nurses:

  • in-house psychologists offer individual care (psychological support, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy), neuropsychological assessments (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, High Potential, impaired cognition) and therapy workshops;

  • patients can consult our pharmacist to discuss the effects and dangers of various products; to learn how to use Nalscue® properly; to talk about detection of disease, and/or to find a community pharmacy to continue dispensation;

  • patients can benefit from social welfare to help them regain their social autonomy, and support them in various day-to-day administrative procedures (assistance in managing debt, applying for adult disability allowance; finding housing, opening or maintaining social security rights, labor rights, etc.)

Our team

Dr Delphine RAGONNET


Head of the department


Addictologist, psychiatrist

Deputy Head of the department

Dr Claudie BISMUTH


Dr Maxime DEFOUR

Addictologist, psychiatrist



Dr Mathieu CHAPPUY


Mme Noura BASSI


Contact us

Address :  Hôpital Edouard Herriot

5 place d'Arsonval, 69003 Lyon, France.

Our department is located on the ground floor of building K

(the 1st building on your right when you enter the hospital).

Public transport stop: Grange Blanche, metro line D and tramway lines T2 and T5

Opening hours: 9 am - 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm - 5 pm, Monday to Friday; closed on Tuesday afternoons. 

CSAPA/CJC phone number: +33 472 117 852

ELSA/ tobacco phone number: +33 472 119 104

E-mail: eh_addictologie@chu-lyon.fr

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