The duration of alcohol cravings can vary depending on the individual and the severity of their addiction. In general, cravings can last from a few minutes to several hours. Some people may experience cravings that last for days or weeks, particularly during the early stages of recovery. Over time, the frequency and intensity of cravings typically diminish as the brain and body adjust to sobriety. It’s important to have a plan in place for managing cravings and to seek support from medical professionals or addiction specialists if necessary.