1600 CE
Shakespeare's plays reflect increasing concerns about alcohol consumption

In the late 1500s, the characters in Shakespeare's plays echo the Renaissance view of wine as pleasant and inviting. In the plays written after 1600, the negative effects of alcohol consumption are portrayed.

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

Drugs: Alcohol
Regions: UK (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)
Topics: Health and social problems