WAAT: Women's Association for Addiction Treatment


The Women's Association of Addiction Treatment (WAAT) is a unique membership organization of professional women working in the field of addiction-recovery. WAAT is committed to advancing and supporting women in all areas of the field. Our membership is comprised of therapists, counselors, treatment center owners, frontline staff, nutritionists, business development, yoga instructors, and more.

With chapters in several major cities in the U.S., our members come together monthly to engage in conversation, professional development, networking and support. WAAT Chapter meetings focus on topics relevant to addiction-recovery as well as issues specific to women working in the field of addiction-recovery.


To advance and support women who work in the field of addiction-recovery.
To provide educational, professional development and networking opportunities that meet the needs and challenges of women working in the field of addiction-recovery.


To promote female leadership and excellence in the addiction-recovery field.


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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."