The Long Island Detox Team

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Leading the Way to Clean and Sober

Sydney Hughes MD is a Graduate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City and is Board Certified in Addiction Medicine. He is currently Attending Physician at Mercy Medical Center's emergency department in Rockville Centre, NY. He first opened the doors of Long Island Detox in 2006 because a large vacuum existed on the south shore of Nassau County Long Island in the area of outpatient alcohol and drug detoxification programs. He believed Long Island detox could help fill that void and provide a valuable service to the community and those residents that needed help but not the type of help that involved confinement to a medical facility. Offering prompt and discreet outpatient detox from Opiates, Benzodiazepines and Alcohol addiction Dr. Hughes continues helping those who require his experienced and knowledgeable guidance on their road to recovery.




Nancy Hilsenrath LCSW, (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) CASAC, (Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor) SAP (substance abuse professional) is now in private practice as Program Director of Long Island Detox. Nancy’s career and field of study has led her to a unique understanding of addictions and opioid dependence and its impact on the clients she meets in her everyday work life. This invaluable knowledge and work experience makes her the perfect choice for Program Director at Long Island Detox.
Nancy says "I believe that outpatient treatment can be the best thing for clients because it provides room to grow and to be independent. It can also help greatly with the transitioning period to a sober lifestyle. At Long island Detox we help provide clients with the drive and will needed for a successful recovery."