WAAT: Women's Association for Addiction Treatment
 

Welcome

Serving Addiction Industry Professionals

We are a unique fellowship of women in the addiction field, devoted to providing networking opportunities, professional development and support to our members.

Our mission and vision is to promote female leadership and excellence in the addiction industry.

Click the buttons to the right to learn more about us, our schedule of upcoming meetings, and how to become a member.

Are you or a loved one looking for help?

WAAT's membership is comprised of Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Specialists, Interventionists, Life Coaches, Treatment and Sober Living Centers, and more.

If you, or someone close to you, is struggling with addiction and seeking assistance, let our membership reach out to you. Click the button to the right to search for individuals, organizations, and other support resources, all nearby to you.

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."