UnAddicted to You: Loving through the Darkness | Mental Health Monday

With Etel Leit

Originally Aired on Monday, June 27, 2022 @ 11:00 am PST

UnAddicted to You: Loving through the Darkness with Etel Leit

Addiction doesn’t just impact the person struggling with addiction, but also everyone around that person.
Addiction is not a one-person thing, but it’s something that flows all over. It impacts the family, friends, bosses, and the people around them. Most often, too, addiction is looked at as a family issue.
Some people become enamored with the idea of changing the addicted person and they may eventually lose their identity along the way, which brings about feelings of shame and embarrassment.
Therefore, part of the healing is not only looking into what goes into an addicted person’s mind but also acknowledging what’s also going on in the mind of the person living next to the addict so then both parties can go through the healing journey together.
If you’re somebody living with a person struggling with addiction, tune in to learn some tools you can use to heal yourself in the process. Etel also shares her healing journey, going through it and coming out the other side of that, and now working to help others going through the same, sharing many tools to overcome the struggle and pain.

During this engaging session of #MentalHealthMonday Etel will help us learn:

  • How depending on another person to change may encourage us to lose our identity
  • The tools she used on her own healing journey and how she helps others today
  • Ways to navigate a loved one’s addiction and recovery


Etel Leit, Ph.D. Candidate, is a transformational empowerment leader, family addiction advocate, and human communication researcher. She is a professor at Sofia University and the owner of SignShine, a parenting center in Beverly Hills. Etel is a media person and a widely sought-out speaker at conferences, workshops, and events worldwide. Etel is a mother of two amazing teens.
Etel Leit served as a commander in the Israeli Intelligence. She received her BA in languages from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem and her Masters in Leadership and Education from Pepperdine University, Malibu. She is pursuing her Ph.D. in Transformational Psychology.
Etel’s television appearances include features at NBC Brian Williams Evening News, KTLA Morning Show, Fox 11 Morning News, WEtv Growing Up Hip Hop, Style Channel Tia and Tamera, and more.
Her transparent therapy style, sincere compassion, direct (no sugar coating), and raw talent for inspiring those in need of clarity make Etel Leit an empowering leader.
Leit is the author of three books, one of them is a 5 book series catered to different styles of families (single parents and gay parents). Her third and best-selling book “UnAddicted To You – Loving Yourself Through the Darkness” featured at Barnes and Noble.







We believe that when women heal, families heal, and communities do too.

The SHE RECOVERS Foundation Weekly #MentalHealthMonday Educational Series is composed of hour-long, live, recovery-focused educational sessions featuring today’s leaders in women’s wellness, mental health, and addiction recovery.

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With Great Thanks

This series is made possible by Alkermes.

The SHE RECOVERS Foundation was awarded funding in 2021 as part of the Alkermes Inspiration Grants® program to re-launch #MentalHealthMonday in the fall of 2021. This critical grant support will help us to continue delivering our innovative #MentalHealthMonday Educational series and better meet the increasingly diverse needs of our growing community. We are humbled, grateful, and invigorated by this honor.

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