I have to agree that fading is very unhealthy. Once we snapped out of our JW coma, we set a date, walked out the door and never went back. While I do think everyone is different and leaving cold turkey may not be easy, I think it's the healthiest route over all. LWT, Moshe, Sherah, and Flipper are right, you'll feel better sooner if you just quit.
WAC I'm gonna read that book. Looking it up on Amazon now.