My search begins
It seems the alcoholism is a physical expression of a negative energy source. A "Demon" if you will, that has not been properly dealt with. Energy is always passed from creator to created. Conflict meets you physically because it is The Universes easiest form of communication. We use the things see around us all the time to explain other happenings, it is called parable. The Universe had communicated with you before in your dreams but something convinced you that the things that you see are not real. If they are in your mind then they must be real, at least for you. The realization that we are all moving on our own individual path through an ever expanding universe simultaneously means that you can believe what people say about themselves, if you have eyes that see and ears that hear. Things never go away, they just change form. You are being presented with frightening and obvious evidence that you have some thing to do. It most likely involves a Protection of Resources. "There is no greater love than to lay down ones' life for his Brother." Alcoholism has been a Thief in your family, Thieves take resources from their rightful owner. Your dreams have been stolen from you, but not forgotten because they are still important. There is a reason these images are in your head. Those reasons are up to your own interpretation. Be as honest as an animal or a plant, or a child. They do not lie! They are genuine and authentic in their existences. They do not wonder whether to do this or that, they just do it. Natural, Simple, Flowing.