1440 CE
The printing press allows broader ditribution of information about alcohol

German inventor Johannes Gutenburg perfected the printing press, allowing information about alcohol (and other drugs) to flow faster and easier. Before this invention, originals and copies of books about drugs (and every other topic) had to be written down by hand.

Source: A Downside to the Printing Press? (2015). Centre for Addictions Research of BC.

Drugs: Alcohol
Regions: Germany