WAAT: Women's Association for Addiction Treatment



Licensed, certified and non-licensed women working in the field of recovery are eligible for membership or guest participation in WAAT. Women with roles ranging from therapists, doctors, treatment center owners, to nutritionists, business development and frontline support staff are welcome.


Attendance at any WAAT Chapter meeting
CEs or professional development hours
Listing in WAAT's Membership Directory and Resource Directory
Posting events and news on our Calendar
Spotlight Feature
Professional development opportunities
Dynamic and informative speaker presentations
Networking with other talented women in the field                     


Each chapter offers a minimum of 6 CEs per calendar year. WAAT is an approved CE provider for CAMFT (provider #132406) and CCAAP (6203271122). CEs are available at no additional cost for members.

       Membership Directory

       List of current members and contact information.

Membership Resource Guide

The Membership Resource Directory was created by and for WAAT members and is accessible to current WAAT members.

Resource Guide Inclusion Criteria:

1. A person or company must be providing services for at least one (1) year.

2. A WAAT member must attest they have had a positive experience with the provider or company.

Posting Events/News

Current WAAT members can submit events for the WAAT calendar, and short news items for our Member News page.


Current WAAT members can submit a short bio (500 word limit) and photo for our Spotlight. Your bio and photo will be added to the rotation of members and randomly appear on WAAT website pages.

Submit News/Events/Resources/Spotlight

To submit an event, news item, resource or spotlight, log in to 'Members Area' and select 'Website Submission' from the dropdown menu.


        Individual: $150 / On time Renewal: $125 / Late Renewal: $150
        Students: $95 / On time Renewal: $70 / Late Renewal: $95

        Membership begins on the 1st of the month joined.
        Annual dues are payable by the 31st of the month prior to the month joined.
        On time renewals receive a discount.
        Late renewals pay full amount.
        Expiration month does not change.



        Effective Jan 1, 2021

               -Guests may attend their first WAAT meeting for free.
               -Future attandance at any WAAT chapter meeting requires membership.      




Member Spotlight

Linda Gingras, LMFT, CADC II, CCS

Linda is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a board certified alcohol and drug counselor through the California Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC), and has also been certified by CAADAC as a Clinical Supervisor. She has extensive experience working with chemically dependent and dually diagnosed populations in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

As the Director of Addiction and Prevention Services at Jewish Family Service, she is responsible for coordinating substance abuse services including prevention, assessment, treatment, education, and referral for chemically dependent clients, program development, in-service training of staff, educational programs in local schools, and community outreach. Prior to coming to Jewish Family Service, she was employed for over five years at Cedars Sinai Medical Center as the team leader for Addiction Medicine Services, and spent ten years as the coordinator for chemical dependency services at a private psychiatric hospital in Southern California.

"WAAT has given me a wonderful opportunity to learn and grow professionally while meeting some of the most outstanding women in the addiction field."