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The duration of alcohol cravings can vary for each individual depending on several factors such as the severity of alcohol addiction, the length of time alcohol was used, and the person’s overall physical and mental health. In general, cravings may start within a few hours after the last drink and can continue for several weeks or even months after the person stops drinking. However, the intensity and frequency of the cravings usually decrease over time as the body adjusts to the absence of alcohol. It is important for individuals in recovery to have a solid support system and to seek professional help if needed to manage cravings and prevent relapse.