It’s important to recognize if its an urge or cravings.
Urge is a phycological impulse to do something. I think of this as a habit or reward we have trained our mind to expect. How do you address them? How do we train/re-wire our brains? I’ve found developing and practicing a different routine. Normally we let our mind obsess over it until we cave in. This is a time to redirect our minds to a more positive/healthy reward.
Cravings are a physical dependence to a substance. I think of this as a mouth watering desire. I normally quench this desire carbonated water/drinks, coffee, tea or whatever it takes. During early recovery I would eat anything that satisfied the desire. Sometimes this meant an hamburger from my favourite fast food chain 3 times a day! Hehe, I’ve found eating a huge meal to the point of exploding would completely erase any desire to drink. When I did drink it was always on an empty stomach.
Address the urges and cravings appropriately. Get past that initial stumbling block of active addiction, and start a recovery plan.
Explore ways to combat yourself for yourself. Best of luck! You can absolutely do this!