Compass Pointe (formally known as Northwest Iowa Alcoholism & Drug Treatment Unit) has been providing substance abuse treatment services to the residents of Northwest Iowa since 1969. Prevention services have been offered since 1982.

From a one room office in Spencer, Iowa, we have expanded to nine offices covering the counties of Buena Vista, Clay,  Dickinson, Emmet, Lyon, O'Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Sioux, and Kossuth.

Compass Pointe is a private, nonprofit corporation licensed by the Department of Public Health, Division of Health Promotion, Prevention, and Addictive Behaviors.


Chief Executive Officer

Medical Director licensed by the State of Iowa Board of Medical Examiners

Advanced Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors

Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor

Licensed Social Workers

Prevention Education Consultants