I have been an alcoholic for 7 years and tried many times to quit drinkinking. The only thing I have found to work is orthomolecular treatment for alcoholism. I have never heard of this before until this fall and decided to try it because I had to quit drinking for dui classes I was required to attend. Basically, this treatment is treating the body with vitamins. This includes high daily doses of vitamin b, high hourly doses of vitamin c (until saturation occurs), a multi vitamin 2 times daily, l-glutamine, high dose of niacin (I took 1-2 g daily for a week then dropped down to 500mg - 1g) , lecithin, and chromium picolinate. I also added calcium w/ vitamin d and omega-3. Also Sam-e for depression. I did a lot of research on niacin and have found it immensely helpful for cravings. I must add niacin causes flushing but you get used to it. Also I found niacin works better than niacinamide which doesn't cause flushing. I couldn't believe that I actually even quit smoking unintentionally. I just simply had no desire to smoke anymore. Also I researched vitamin c because of the high doses. I have found that high doses can cure many diseases and also will detox the body. For alcohol, I have read it takes 40 g. Do not take it all at once. I take 10g a day for 4 days then I drop down to my usual dose of 4-5g daily. This protocol has helped me more than I hoped for. I would consult a physician if you have any medical conditions.