Wet counties have fewer meth labs and less methamphetamine use than dry counties according to Kentucky researchers at the University of Louisville. The researchers found that Kentucky could reduce the number of methamphetamine seizures by increasing the wet (alcohol is Okay) counties.
According to DecaturDaily.com, “So, to summarize, wet counties have fewer meth lab seizures than dry counties because they have fewer meth labs. They have fewer meth labs not because of pressure on supply but because of a lower demand for meth. And they have a lower demand for meth because alcohol, a substitute good, is easier and less expensive to obtain.”