I crave drinking like crazy.
You know what some folks do? It's called ERP (Exposure Response Prevention), and the idea is that you do what surrounds the urges without responding or giving in to them. This helps deaden the neural pathways that encourage the unwanted behavior.
For drinking, one would get a shot glass fill it with gingerale (or whatever non-alcoholic drink you prefer), and just go through the motions.
Believe it or not, this takes the edge off of the urges, and shows that you're in control and not a substance.
Wishing you well, Escape!