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Drug & Alcohol Awareness

Addiction affects roughly 10% of the population.
Do you know how to recognize the signs at work?

Do you have employees with above-average time away from the workplace? Do you have managers with inconsistent or unpredictable behaviour? Could these be signs of an addiction problem? Does your company need to implement a workplace drug and alcohol policy?

Drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace leads to injuries, decreased morale and lost time. Your cost of benefits increases and the negative effect on employees impacts productivity and profitability in countless ways.

Managing addictions is vital to minimizing your risks & liabilities

The least you need to know:

  • How to recognize the physical and behavioural signs of drug and alcohol abuse
  • How to mitigate your legal and ethical responsibilities
  • The hidden and real costs of substance abuse
  • Strategies to address substance abuse at work

Diligent Action

  1. Consider the many issues involved and seek expert guidance
  2. Educate managers, supervisors and employees
  3. Implement a customized workplace Drug & Alcohol Policy
  4. Adopt a step-wise process for interacting with troubled employees

Nadine Wentzell has worked in the area of drug and alcohol abuse for over 25 years, both as a pharmacist and as a Narcotic Inspector with Health Canada. As a Drug & Alcohol Awareness Consultant Nadine shares her expertise and guidance with organizations that want to take a responsible approach to this critical workplace issue.

Act now to address this critical issue. Contact us today!

Nadine is committed to building current, effective, and industry-specific workplace drug and alcohol policies and programs. Her focus is on providing up-to-date, relevant information about the impact of substance abuse in the workplace and effective actions to mitigate risk and liability.

Nadine provides customized consulting services to businesses and organizations. Her background and experience in team-building and coaching assists in individual and team action planning. She is passionate about using a collaborative approach and encourages transparency within organizations working toward the introduction or revision of drug and alcohol programs. Nadine interacts with people from all levels of an organization to facilitate understanding and support for organizational change. Follow-up accountability involving the client and consultant is a key component of her work.

Nadine regularly provides presentations to management teams, unions, professional associations and conferences to provide an understanding of current workplace issues regarding drugs and alcohol in the workplace. She has extensive experience addressing prescription drug abuse. Marijuana for medical purposes is also an area of interest and expertise. She utilizes a step-wise approach to effectively address this in the workplace.

“Nadine was great at getting buy-in from our union representatives. Through her collaborative and transparent approach, Nadine’s focus is to create a policy and procedures that are sensible, easy to understand and fair to everyone within the organization.”

– Sherri Reid, Human Resource Administrator, Autoport Limited

Nadine’s focus is individual and team effectiveness. She works with clients to guide them in being more effective at what they do, and more efficient in the process. Net results are evidenced in improved service delivery and profitability. She uses her “Coaching Forward™” strategy to reach performance targets and goals.

Nadine’s work is individually customized and focused for each client! Based on learning and operational needs, her methods and processes are tested for reliability and validity. Nadine’s results are measurable.

Nadine’s approach is collaborative. She interacts with people from all levels of an organization to facilitate understanding and support of the learning process. She uses a variety of assessment and evaluation tools to identify key targets for professional development. The end result is accountability for positive change.

Nadine provides consulting to individuals, businesses and organizations based on their unique and individual circumstances – meeting them where they are. One of the primary factors that differentiate her work is individual and team action-planning to make learning “stick.” Follow up accountability involving the client and t consultant is key.

Nadine’s personal philosophy is to approach learning through discovery – an examination of our lives to determine what has brought us to where we are and how that journey has shaped us – to enlighten and expand our direction for the future.

Nadine’s Clients include:

  • Autoport
  • COMPAS Research Inc
  • Canadian Police College
  • Canadian Society of Safety Engineering
  • Cancer Care Nova Scotia
  • Cape Breton Regional Hospital
  • Casino Nova Scotia
  • Centre for Entrepreneurship, Education and Development
  • Commissionaires Nova Scotia
  • Construction Association of Nova Scotia
  • Continuing Dental Education, Dalhousie University
  • Continuing Medical Education, Dalhousie University
  • Continuing Pharmacy Education, Dalhousie University
  • Crosbie House Society
  • Dalhousie University Continuing Medical Education
  • Dalhousie University Continuing Pharmacy Education
  • Dalhousie University Continuing Dental Education
  • Envirosystems
  • Denturist Society of Nova Scotia
  • Department of Community Services, Nova Scotia Provincial Government
  • Department of Family Medicine, Dalhousie University
  • Department of Game and Wildlife, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Department of Health, Nova Scotia Provincial Government
  • Doctors Nova Scotia
  • Emera
  • Emera Utility Services
  • Employer of Choice Pilot Initiative
  • Enviro Systems
  • Faculty of Health Professions, Dalhousie University
  • Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia
  • Guardian Drugs
  • Halifax Harbour Bridges
  • Holiday Inn
  • Halifax Humanities 101
  • Horizon Health Network
  • Hospitality Human Resource Committee
  • Katimavik Youth Program
  • Kings Regional Development Agency
  • Luedey Consultants
  • Manitoba Hydro
  • Marine Affairs Program, Dalhousie University
  • Metro Immigrant Settlement Association
  • Nalcor Energy
  • Nalcor – Lower Churchill Falls Project
  • New Brunswick Pharmaceutical Society
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Health & Safety Association
  • Nova Scotia College of Pharmacists
  • Nova Scotia Community College
  • Nova Scotia Construction Safety Association
  • Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunities
  • Nova Scotia Power
  • Nova Scotia Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal
  • PharmaChoice
  • Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia
  • Pharmasave Atlantic
  • Pictou County Chamber of Commerce
  • Pfizer Canada
  • Prior Learning Centre
  • Regional Council of Carpenters, Millwrights & Allied Workers
  • Registered Nurses Professional Development Centre
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Safety Services Nova Scotia
  • Safety Services New Brunswick
  • Safety Services Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Sandoz Canada
  • School of Pharmacy, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Stantec
  • TEAMWork Cooperative
  • The WorkBridge
  • University of New Brunswick – Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
  • Vision Care Optometry
  • WorkSafeNB
  • Drug & Alcohol Awareness

    • Do you know how to identify an employee that may be abusing drugs or alcohol?
    • Are you troubled by the potential liabilities of ignoring this problem?
    • Do you struggle with how to tackle this sensitive topic?
  • Learn

    • How to mitigate your legal and ethical responsibilities
    • The hidden and real costs of substance abuse
    • Strategies to address substance abuse in the workplace