Hi Alice-- Attitude is one of the major keys to recovery.  With out a positive attitude recovery can take many times longer and be a lot more unpleasant.  We see it all the time here.  People going into a taper with a positive attitude will have a much easier time of it.  If they run into a rough spot, it is easier for them to handle and usually resolves quicker.  I'm not saying that everyone should be a "Pollyanna" about it, ADWD is probably the roughest thing most people will ever go through i