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 18 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. Currently, Connie is an Adjunt Professor at Broricua College where she teaches Psychology for the Bachlors program and Sociology for Masters program.
Connie is the proud mother of a 22 year old, who served in the National Arm Services.
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 training programs : CASAC ( Credential Alclholism Substance Abuse Credential) Recovery Coaching, Peer Advocate, SBIRT Training, Women’s Safety, Wellness & Nutritional Management, Ethics and Anger Management. Connie has dedicated her life to the field of recovery and hopes to carry the message of CHANGE through education and mentoring programs.