Others drinking, they are out of control, it is an excuse for their behavior, they are not in condition to help you by their own fault.
You: possibly drinking too much, its your excuse for you to do something out of the ordinary, or for not performing.
To dream of drinking to intoxication is an inner need to escape reality or your life situation. Same is true to dream of doing drugs. This also indicates a feeling of alienation and quite possibly guilt. Watching someone else get drunk is ussually a negative expression of your inner feeling toward the person or personality trait exibited by the person who is drunk. To be sober in a crowd of drunks indicates feelings of being left out, or being superior.
To dream that you are drinking alcohol in excess signifies feelings of insecurity and regret. You may be worried that people will discover your true identity. If you dream of hiding your drinking from someone, especially from a parent, means you have been keeping a secret that is going to end up hurting you if you don't let it out.
Dreamed of merely as a chemical, used in the arts or sciences, this is entirely favorable. As a beverage, it portends success if taken in moderation - otherwise failure.