Women’s Association for Addiction Treatment (WAAT): San Diego

Today I had the pleasure of attending a meeting for the Women’s Association for Addiction Treatment hosted by Jennifer Tarzia from Center For Discovery. It was wonderful to meet other women in the field of addiction and come together in our passion for helping those in recovery. Women who work in private practice, intensive outpatient/partial hospitalization/residential programs, or own sober living homes were in attendance representing the various levels of care that are available to individuals in recovery.

For anyone who understands alcoholism or addiction, then you know that the addict/alcoholic can’t do it alone and often seek support through therapy, 12-step meetings, and sponsorship. The same is true for the professionals who work with them, we can’t do it alone. Therefore, WAAT has provided a great forum in which women in the world of addiction can gather and share their respective work and how they are uniquely of service to clients.  By doing so, it allows us to continually enhance our knowledge and understanding of addiction and recovery as well as further develop our skill set.  In addition, it provides an opportunity for each of us to foster trusted relationships in which to utilize and collaborate with when a client is in need of adjunctive therapies or support.

If you are a woman in the addition field and are interested in connecting with others who share your passion for this work, I encourage you to learn more about WAAT.