Cannabis, Alcohol, Opioids and Other Substance Addictions in the Workplace

Reduce your company's liabilities and safety risks.

Addiction affects a minimum of 10% of the population.

It’s an expensive problem that can dramatically impact your bottom line.

Do you have employees with above-average time away from the workplace? Employees who work in isolation or with minimal supervision? Managers with inconsistent or unpredictable behaviour? Could these be signs of an addiction problem?

Do you understand your company's potential risks and liabilities?

Let's be honest. You've landed here because you have a problem. It's a problem you have to solve but you're just not an expert in these matters. Let's figure out your next step.

Managing addictions is vital to minimizing your organization's risks and liabilities.

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 Wentzell

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