I'm on Day 7 of sobriety, I was a drinker all of my life, but the last 5 years have been the problem ones. I guess I spent the last 5 years drowning away the sorrows of the previous 5, if that makes any sense.
I didn't have too many issues with cravings until last night. Sunday night was a typically night for me to go all it, drop my Son with his Mom at 5.00 drive home and booze it up until bedtime (which would be passed out or out of beer, usually the former). I fought with myself on the ride home, 'I'll just stop and have some dinner and have a couple, quit again tomorrow', 'I'll just stop and get a six pack, no harm there, quit again tomorrow'.
Thankfully I didn't give in and I woke this morning, pleased with myself that I didn't, I think like most folks the cravings are more in the form of triggers to drink, recognizing the triggers is the first part, dealing with them successfully being the second.