About Us


Welcome to New Convictions Recovery, where we are committed to transforming lives through comprehensive addiction recovery services. As addiction rates continue to rise, finding effective treatment has never been more critical. At New Convictions Recovery, we do more than just treat addiction; we provide a pathway to a new, fulfilling life.

Our Mission

Our mission is to offer holistic addiction treatment services catering to recovery’s spiritual, emotional, and physical aspects. We believe that addiction is a multifaceted illness, and our approach reflects this by integrating various therapeutic modalities to treat all components of a person’s well-being. This ensures a higher success rate and a sustainable recovery.

Our History

Roland Achtau, a seasoned expert in addiction counseling, founded New Convictions Recovery. With dual master’s degrees from Liberty University and Rutgers University and extensive experience in various treatment settings, Roland has developed a unique treatment model that has helped countless individuals achieve lasting recovery. Our roots in New Jersey and Florida have allowed us to serve diverse communities, providing them with high-quality addiction recovery services.

Our Expertise

Roland, our founder, is a licensed clinical social worker, a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor, an internationally certified gambling counselor, and a nationally certified advanced clinical interventionist. His academic background and decade of practical experience in private practices, outpatient centers, and inpatient rehabilitation facilities equip our team to offer superior addiction counseling services. We use proven techniques like cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and interpersonal process therapy alongside spiritual counseling to address the comprehensive needs of our clients.

Our Authority

As leaders in the addiction counseling field, we are recognized for our innovative approaches to addiction treatment. Our programs are designed to provide recovery, education, and empowerment to our clients. We hold certifications in various addiction counseling modalities and continually adapt our methods to include the latest research and best practices in addiction science.

Our Trustworthiness

At New Convictions Recovery, trust is the foundation of our client relationships. We are dedicated to providing a safe, confidential, supportive environment where individuals can heal and grow. Our partnerships with local nutritionists and fitness centers are just one way we demonstrate our commitment to the physical well-being of our clients, ensuring they receive comprehensive care under one roof.

Points of Interest

In New Jersey, explore the vibrant Liberty State Park and the historic Battleship New Jersey, landmarks that reflect the spirit of rejuvenation and strength. In Florida, the serene Palm Coast Beach and the bustling Kennedy Space Center offer relaxation and inspiration, mirroring our mission to foster peace and personal growth in recovery.

Contact Us

For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact us:

  • New Jersey
    • 121 Rea Avenue, 1st Floor, Hawthorne, NJ 07506  
    • Call: (973) 963-4656
  • Florida
    • 3 W Rose Pl, Palm Coast, FL 32164
    • Call: (386) 388-6844

Meet Our Team

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Roland Achtau LCSW, LCADC, ICGC-I

Roland is the founder of New Convictions Recovery. He is well credentialed as a licensed clinical social worker, licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor, and a nationally certified advanced clinical interventionist. Roland holds a masters in pastoral counseling with a focus on addictions recovery from Liberty University. He also holds a masters of social work with a specialization in addictions treatment from Rutgers University. Roland has worked in various addictions treatment facilities over the years ranging from private counseling practices, outpatient centers and inpatient rehabilitation centers. Roland has a passion for seeing those suffering with addictive disorders make full recovery and thrive in their new lives.

Our Proud Partners

RD Nutrition Counseling

Located in Totowa, NJ, RD Nutrition Counseling specializes in nutritional therapy and dietary education. Registered Dietitians are experts in food and nutrition, and are licensed and regulated healthcare professionals authorized to treat nutritional problems.

CrossFit Soar

CrossFit Soar is designed to enhance an individual’s functional fitness.  At SOAR, you will lift weights, move your own body weight, do cardio and mix and match it in a bunch of different ways.  If you are bored with your current workout routine and your progress, SOAR may be right for you.  It is a great blend of strength and conditioning done in a group setting.