WAAT: Women's Association for Addiction Treatment




Licensed, certified and non-licensed women working in the field of addiction/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.

Select Membership Type:
• Membership begins on the 1st of the month joined.
• Renewals are due by the first of the same month the following year.
• On time renewal receives a reduced fee.
• Renewal after initial expiration date is good only up to the original expiration date.
• Membership lapse of one year or more pays full fee.
Guests may attend their first meeting free. The guest fee can be applied towards membership if the guest decides to join at that meeting. Guest wishing to join should ntoify the Chapter Membership Chair.
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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."