Managing addictions is vital to minimizing your organization's risks and liabilities.
The least you need to know:
- How to recognize the physical and behavioural signs of drug and alcohol use
- How to mitigate your legal and ethical responsibilities
- The hidden and real costs of substance use
- Strategies to address substance use at work
Take informed diligent action:
- Seek guidance from reliable sources who have expertise in managing workplace substance use.
- Implement a Drug & Alcohol Program, starting with a Policy specific to your workplace culture and environment.
- Educate managers, supervisors, and employees.
- Apply a fair and consistent step-wise process for addressing substance use.
- Monitor program elements for effectiveness and relevance.
Meet Nadine Wentzell
Workplace Drug, Alcohol & Cannabis Consultant
Nadine is committed to building practical, effective, and industry-specific workplace drug & alcohol policies and programs that are customized to your workplace realities. She has worked with unionized and non-unionized businesses and organizations in the private, public, and academic sectors across Canada, the US and internationally. With practical experience gained from 25+ years working in this field, Nadine is Canada’s subject matter expert in addressing the impacts of substance use in the workplace.
Nadine is a lifelong learner. She has a Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy) from Dalhousie University and a Master of Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University. Nadine is a licensed pharmacist with a network of colleagues around the globe.
Nadine has contributed to the authorship, review and revision of several international standards including:
- Oil Companies International Marine Forum Guidelines (OCIMF)
- International Guidelines for Medical Review Officers, a collaborative initiative of the International Forum for Drug and Alcohol Testing (IFDAT)
Past and current clients include:
- Canadian Coast Guard
- Exxon Mobile (US)
- Jazz Aviation / Air Canada
- Algoma Central Corporation
- Emera / Nova Scotia Power
- Manitoba Hydro
- Marine Atlantic
- Mersey Seafoods