WIMMERA Drug Action Taskforce fears a new State Government program to tackle methamphetamine use will fail to address the problem in rural areas.
The government announced its plans on Friday to tip more than $1.1 million into prevention, education and treatment initiatives.
The announcement came after the Mail-Times reported on Wednesday that crystal methamphetamine, commonly known as ice, was destroying families across the region.
Horsham police also claimed the drug was leading to theft, family violence, assault and property damage.
Taskforce co-ordinator Brendan Scale said no Wimmera health organisation had received funding under the State Government's program.
"My disappointment with the government's package is that the funding is metro-centric," he said.
"There is no way you can run on-the-ground effective programs for young adults in rural areas through a metropolitan organisation.
"The government has done well to target late high school students, apprentices and young adults, but there needs to be a local health service involved."
The Wimmera Drug Action Taskforce does not receive any state or federal government funding.
Mr Scale, who is also a Grampians Community Health alcohol and other drugs counsellor, cycled across Western Australia's Kimberley region in May to raise vital money for the taskforce.
"We had someone in Melbourne say to us recently that no one is doing it as well as Wimmera Drug Action Taskforce," he said.
"At the end of the day, it is not about blowing anyone's trumpet but lives are being destroyed and families are being torn apart.
"If the government funded prevention programs and partnerships at a local level across the state, it could go a long way to addressing the problem."