Remembering H.A.L.T. really helped me in the beginning (i.e. never allow yourself to get too Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired.)
Definitely try eating something. Sometimes when we have cravings, it's actually a craving for food or water, not for alcohol. It's so important in the early days to keep our sugar levels stable so try to eat a little something (preferably healthy) every 3-4 hours.
If you're angry, try going for a walk or some kind of exercise, journal about it, or start a gratitude list. It's amazing how quickly writing about what we're grateful for can change our frame of mind.
If you're lonely, reach out to a friend or relative, volunteer, post here, watch TV or read something. What you do isn't as important as doing something, anything to get out of your own head to break the focus on being lonely.
If you're tired, take a nap or lay down. Sometimes putting myself to bed was the only thing that would help me beat the cravings in the beginning, and I never regretted doing so in the morning.
As we all know, drinking in the pub isn't everything it's cracked up to be. Remember also to fast forward to the end of the drinking night that sounds so appealing at the moment. How many of them left you feeling good about yourself afterwards ?
Cravings are just cravings. They don't last forever and the longer you ride them through without giving in, the less frequent and intense they will become. Phew, what a relief that is to know. I've been sober over 3 years and honestly can't remember the last time I craved an alcoholic drink, yet there was a time I was convinced I could never live without Alcohol in my life. How wrong I was.
Keep your eye on the prize--and you'll reach your BIG GOAL before you know it.
You can all do it !