Try St. John's Wort
At a bad time in my life when I was really stressed I tried St. John's wort and that stuff is a miracle pill. Makes you feel relaxed and calm and the effect lasts and lasts and is not fleeting like alcohol. You take some and you are good for the whole day. Worries are no bother, stress rolls right off your back. You just feel so serene.
A craving for alcohol should be a red light for many reasons. Either you crave or the candida craves the sugar, or the acetaldehyde poisons, etc. Candida will lead you to your own demise. Just like smoking, is not the answer, it is only prolonging the enevitable and may add a good bit to your problems.
I know people feel this board has a tendency towards being severe. The truth is that you can and will get mighty sick from candida. So sick in fact that you cannot think at all, go to work anymore and feel so ill you think you might be dying. I am NOT exagerating. I am certainly not going to preach here. But I feel it is important to warn you that candida, if you have it, will NOT go away on its own , WILL get worse, WILL get harder and harder to get rid of as more time passes, and you are playing with fire. I lost an entire year off my life nursing myself back to health. I was very very ill and am still battling hard against this thing. And believe me , the reason for the diet being so strict for some of us is because of how sick we have gotten. If you are one of those people that can question the diet, then you are NOT that sick. Those of us that have sworn off everyhing have done so because we absolutely had to. If you drank some alcohol and then you were sick afterwards for weeks ( yes, that's right I said weeks), you certainly would think twice before doing it again. Well, that is the position some of us are in. It is not simply because we choose not to eat anything, we have literally been left no choice. When you eat something that feeds the candida and wind up having anxiety attacks day and night, for days on end , no sleep , can't work or function your attitude towards food changes...rapidly. You no longer eat to enjoy , you eat to sustain yourself while you regain your health.
Hope this makes sense. We are not on strict diets for no reason, but because our body has responded severly because of candida. Believe me , if the repercussions were not all that bad I would be eating pizza and chocolate chip cookies right now.