Aside from my love of an occasional glass of wine, I have never really had a problem with alcohol, though I know plenty of people who have. Here are a few things I have suggested to friends in the past that actually did seem to help in this regard.
Kudzu and alfalfa
Kudzu is recommended as a natural alternative to drug treatments for alcoholism. It has been said that kudzu supplement found online can lack in the percentage of kudzu they actually contain. Kudzu and alfalfa are related plants. However, they do have different effects, so I do not suggest taking them together. Instead, you could try buying alfalfa at the grocery store, and adding this to your diet to help allay alcohol cravings. It is actually very tasty in salads, and makes a great garnish for many meals.
Cat’s Claw is an immune booster, currently en vogue for treating everything from drug addictions to cancer. I have personally seen its value with regard to both alcohol and nicotine cravings.
Since it is used to make beer, it only stands to reason that hops could be helpful with regard to alcohol cravings. It is a great tea, is eatable, and can even be put into a pillow to help you sleep. Any of these uses should help allay cravings as well.
Wormwood is commonly used to remove worms. It is also used to make Absinthe, so again, it is obvious that its use could allay cravings as well. Common sense tells me that wormwood would probably garner more success with someone who craved harder liquors, where as Hops would be of more value to someone who wishes to cut down on their beer intake.
Any of these herbs would be of great value when dealing with alcohol cravings. This applies whether you have a full blown addiction, or simply wish to cut back on your general consumption for other health reasons. These herbs also have many other health benefits. I would suggest following the links provided to find out more uses for them, as well as any interactions or precautions they may have as. There are other helpful herbs listed there in addition to those I have mentioned. I have only listed those with which I have personal experience.
Additional Sources : Over 20 years of study and experimentation with regard to herbs and alternative treatments.