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

Chief Financial Officer

International Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors

Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors

Licensed Mental Health Counselors, temporary

Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professionals

Prevention Education Consultants

Advanced Certified Prevention Specialists