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Connie Pacheco is a Latina, born in Puerto Rico reared in the heart of the Bronx. Connie came into the field of substance abuse in 1987 shortly after successfully completing a 3-year rigorous residential treatment episode. She became a Certified and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) in the State of New York in 1994 and is a recognized Internationally Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor. Connie holds a Bachelors of Science with a concentration in Human Services from Empire State College and has a License Masters Degree in Social Work with a Concentration in Community Development from Yeshiva University. She is a Certified Addiction Recovery Coach and Peer Advocate and an approved OASAS provider for the Recovery Coach Training. She obtained a Family development Leadership Credential in 2010 through Cornell University. Connie is currently pursing a Masters Degree in Executive Business Administration from Yeshiva University.
Connie taught CASAC classes for over 15 years under an approved OASAS provider. She is a certified Women Safety Instructor under Englewood Tiger Schulman’s Mixed Martial Arts School for the past 16 years. She is a 4th grade certified catechist in her neighborhood parish.
Connie worked in some of the most prestigious programs in NYC in the capacity of Program Director. She brings a multitude of experience, creativity and commitment. Throughout her tenure in the field, Connie Pacheco has developed a specialization in servicing diverse populations including chemically dependent adults and adolescents, families co involved with the Child Welfare system and victims of Domestic Violence.
Connie is the proud mother of a 21 year old, recently enlisted in the Army National Guard.
Connie launched Recoveries R US, LLC in 2013 as a means to provide services to professionals to enhance their careers. In addition, Recoveries R US provides an array of services that include the following workshops: Recovery Coaching, Peer Advocate, SBIRT Training, Women’s Safety, Wellness & Nutritional Management, Anger Management, and Bullying Prevention. Connie has dedicated her life to the field of recovery and hopes to carry the message of CHANGE through education and mentoring programs.