Dr Joël Tremblay


Research Area

Treatment of substance abuse and gambling problems


Joël Tremblay (Ph.D., psychology) is a full professor, department of psychoeducation, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and director of a research team in substance abuse (RISQ – www.risqtoxico.ca)

His research topics concern family members and their roles in the treatment of substance abuse and gambling problems. He is specifically interested into couple treatment of pathological gambling, and intervention with family members of addicted persons who do not want to modify their behaviors. He works also on tests development and planning models for addiction services.


Recent publications

Tremblay, J., Bertrand, K., Blanchette-Martin, N., Rush, B., Savard, A.-C., L’Espérance, N., Demers-Lessard, G., & Genois, R. (submited). Estimation of Needs for Addiction Services : A Youth Model. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

Tremblay, J., Dufour, M., Bertrand, K., Blanchette-Martin, N., Ferland, F., Savard, A.-C., Saint-Jacques, M., & Côté, M. (2018). The Experience of Couples in the Process of Treatment of Pathological Gambling : Couple Versus Individual Therapy. Frontiers in psychology, 8(177). doi : 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.02344

Simoneau, H., Kamgang, E., Tremblay, J., Bertrand, K., Brochu, S., & Fleury, M.-J. (2017). Efficacy of the intervention models addressing the chronicity of substance use disorders: A systematic review. Drug and Alcohol Review. doi: 10.1111/dar.12590

Kourgiantakis, T., Saint-Jacques, M.-C., Tremblay, J. (2017). Facilitators and Barriers to Family Involvement in Problem Gambling Treatment. International Journal of mental health and addiction. 1-22. doi : s11469-017-9742-2