While I was detoxifying from alcohol, I had a lot of very vivid dreams. Sometimes they were so real, that I wasn't sure anymore where I was. I would wake up in the morning, feeling relieved that I was "back" again. I started writing down these dreams, without trying to analyse them. Only in later months, and even years, could I fully understand what my subconscious mind was trying to tell me. It all made sense in the end. Do you keep a dream diary?