It does get easier. Cravings will come and go, its what you do with those cravings that make the difference. I come to this forum and ask for help when I "think" that i want to drink. My brain can say some really tricky things....I just ride the wave and soon enough I am feeling better. Asking for help is essential. Also, I ask these questions: Am I hungry? Am I angry? Am I lonely? Am I tired? H.A.L.T.