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Heart River Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services thanks everyone for their patience through these trying times. We are now serving clients through both telemed and in-person appointments, and have opened up our alcohol and drug classes and groups. We encourage individuals to utilize telemedicine appointments as COVID19 numbers continue to rise, especially those who have any symptoms of being ill or have been exposed.  We will be following the state guidelines to ensure the safety of all our clients, including social distancing. We request that only clients, and other necessary individuals, enter our offices. Please do not bring children or vulnerable individuals to appointments. Feel free to contact us prior to coming in at 701-483-0795 for more information.

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John Wieglenda, LCAC

I'm a third-generation North Dakota resident. I reside on the ranch that my
grandfather homesteaded in the 1880s. 

I began my pursuit of a career in addiction counseling in 1986. I attended Dickinson State
College and University of Mary and graduated cum laude in 1990. I completed a practicum at the North Dakota State
Hospital and Badlands Human Service Center, so as to not be away from the ranch
which I was still operating.

I met my future wife, Marsha, while working at the state hospital. When I returned to
Dickinson in 1991 she was recruited by St. Joseph's Hospital to work in their addiction
program. Little did we know that three months later they would close this program
suddenly leaving us in a real lurch. At that time we were encouraged to set up a private practice, which we did. I then
completed a year internship at Badlands Human Service Center before joining
Marsha in our fledgling practice. The city courts encouraged us to set up a minor in
possession program and we were some of the first individuals trained in the than new
Prime for Life DUI program. 

Heidi Reiker, LAC

I began my career with Heart River Alcohol & Drug as their Office Manager in 2013. Prior to this I had been attending DSU in pursuit of an English Education degree - which I discovered was not my true passion. In 2016 I got certified to teach both the DUI and MIP classes, and this is where the drive to become an addiction counselor began. I completed my Bachelor's degree online with the University of South Dakota and became licensed as a LAC with the State of North Dakota in 2020. My internships were completed with both DWCRC and Heart River in 2019 and 2020.

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Mission Statement

Heart River Alcohol and Drug Abuse Service, Inc. is a private and confidential personal growth center committed to providing thorough and accurate chemical dependency assessments and treatment to the individuals we serve. We aim to provide recommendations that are both realistic and helpful for the clients we serve, and work to get 100% placement for individuals seeking treatment at our agency or elsewhere. We strive to provide individualized treatment programs that are appropriate for our clients' personal needs and goals.

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The success of an addict’s treatment requires the support of an entire community. At Heart River Alcohol & Drug Abuse Service, Inc., we understand the heartache and pains of addiction and the strength that can be gained from successful treatment. Take advantage of this service to help in your healing process and get in touch for more information.


This service is conducted in a group setting because we’ve found that individuals respond best to treatment when treated together. We prefer a nurturing approach, with an emphasis on education and empowerment to move forward. We are here to help patients put this phase of their life behind and start anew.


Your personal history and circumstances make your addiction unique to you. This service is tailored for you and your addiction, and focuses on educating you and making you strong enough - in mind and body - to be well. We will be with you every step of the way, motivating you and helping you to see that you are never alone in this tough journey.

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Adult and Adolescent:

  • Alcohol and Drug Evaluations

  • Individual Therapy

  • Individual Education

  • Low Intensity Outpatient Group Therapy

  • Aftercare Services

  • Family Therapy

  • Minor in Possession/Consumption Class

  • 16 Hour DUI class

  • Workshops and Consultation

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Mon: 9am - 5pm
Tues: 1pm - 5pm
Wed - Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat & Sun: Closed

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“Happiness depends upon ourselves”


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30 7th St W
St Joe's Plaza
Dickinson, ND 58601

ph 701-483-0795

fax 701-483-0947

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