Ottawa Laser Therapy Solutions
5035 Innovation Dr, Kanata, ON

Quit Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction with Laser Therapy in Ottawa




Laser therapy to quit alcohol, drugs & addiction is a painless and safe treatment for reducing cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

Gentle laser light is applied by Lazer Dave using sophisticated European Laser Technolgoy to acupuncture points on the face, ears, hands, and feet (without the use of acupuncture needles) in order to naturally boost endorphins and break the cycle of nicotine addiction.



Lazer Dave – Ottawa Laser Therapy Solutions

As a Certified Laser Therapist, Dave Hanemaayer (a.k.a. “Lazer Dave) has 10+ years of clinical experience using laser to help people quit alcohol, cannabis/marijuana, drugs and addiction.

The Lazer Dave Advantage logoLaser therapy is also known as low level laser therapy, LLLT, photobiomodulation therapy, laser acupuncture, and cold laser therapy.

Dave offers his in-clinic services in Ottawa from Physiocare Physiotherapy locations in Kanata and Nepean.

Serving the laser quit alcohol, cannabis and drug addiction needs of Ottawa, Kanata, Nepean, Westboro, Gatineau, Stittsville, Goulbourn, Carp, Dunrobin, Smith Falls and surrounding areas.





How The Ottawa-Nepean-Kanata Laser Therapy Program For Drugs & Addiction Works…

Quitting your addiction to marijuana, alcohol or drugs begins with a strong desire for change.

Add laser therapy plus a few simple ground rules and then dramatically increase the chance of becoming addiction free:

  • Lowered cravings & withdrawal symptoms
  • No pharmaceuticals* 
  • Results just after one treatment

Laser Therapy Is An Adjunct For Drug Addiction Treatment

Dave ALWAYS suggests continued consultation with your doctor and/or mental health professional regarding drug addiction treatment (especially for serious drug). Laser therapy is an adjunct treatment protocol. Dave’s goal using laser is to promote as strong physiological response in the body for reducing the intensity of drug addiction withdrawal symptom and detoxification. He does not offer mental health counselling services and he is NOT a doctor.

About Alcohol Addiction…


Alcohol addiction, also known as alcoholism, is a disease that affects people of all walks of life. Experts have tried to pinpoint factors like genetics, sex, race, or socioeconomics that may predispose someone to alcohol addiction. But it has no single cause. Psychological, genetic, and behavioral factors can all contribute to having the disease.

It’s important to note that alcoholism is a real disease. It can cause changes to the brain and neurochemistry, so a person with an alcohol addiction may not be able to control their actions.

Alcohol addiction can show itself in a variety of ways. The severity of the disease, how often someone drinks, and the alcohol they consume varies from person to person. Some people drink heavily all day, while others binge drink and then stay sober for a while.

Some symptoms of alcohol addiction are:

  • increased quantity or frequency of use
  • high tolerance for alcohol, or lack of “hangover” symptoms
  • drinking at inappropriate times, such as first thing in the morning, or in places like church or work
  • wanting to be where alcohol is present and avoiding situations where there is none
  • changes in friendships; someone with an alcohol addiction may choose friends who also drink heavily
  • avoiding contact with loved ones
  • hiding alcohol, or hiding while drinking
  • dependence on alcohol to function in everyday life
  • increased lethargy, depression, or other emotional issues
  • legal or professional problems such as an arrest or loss of a job

As an addiction tends to get worse over time, it’s important to look for early warning signs. If identified and treated early, someone with an alcohol addiction may be able to avoid major consequences of the disease.


Quit Marijuana and Cannabis with Laser Therapy in Ottawa

About Marijuana Addiction…

Marijuana is now legal in Canada and despite it’s many health and inflammatory reducing benefits – consumption can lead to the development of marijuana use disorder, which can take the form of addiction in some cases. Some reports suggest that 30 percent of those who use marijuana may have some degree of marijuana use disorder.

Marijuana use disorder is associated with dependence—in which a person feels withdrawal symptoms when not taking the drug. People who use marijuana frequently often report irritability, mood and sleep difficulties, decreased appetite, cravings, restlessness, and/or various forms of physical discomfort that peak within the first week after quitting and can last weeks for some. Marijuana dependence occurs when the brain adapts to large amounts of the drug by reducing production of and sensitivity to its own endocannabinoid neurotransmitters.

Marijuana use disorder becomes addiction when the person cannot stop using the drug even though it interferes with many aspects of his or her life.


Global News article regarding cannabis addiction:



About Drug Addiction…

Drug addiction, also called substance use disorder, is a disease that affects a person’s brain and behavior and leads to an inability to control the use of a legal or illegal drug or medication. Substances such as alcohol, marijuana and prescription or recreational drugs are considered drugs. When you’re addicted, you may continue using the drug despite the harm it causes.

Drug addiction can start with experimental use of a recreational drug in social situations, and, for some people, the drug use becomes more frequent. For others, particularly with opioids, drug addiction begins with exposure to prescribed medications, or receiving medications from a friend or relative who has been prescribed the medication.

The risk of addiction and how fast you become addicted varies by drug. Some drugs, such as opioid painkillers, have a higher risk and cause addiction more quickly than others.

As time passes, you may need larger doses of the drug to get high. Soon you may need the drug just to feel good. As your drug use increases, you may find that it’s increasingly difficult to go without the drug. Attempts to stop drug use may cause intense cravings and make you feel physically ill (withdrawal symptoms).

Drug addiction symptoms or behaviors include, among others:

  • Feeling that you have to use the drug regularly — daily or even several times a day
  • Having intense urges for the drug that block out any other thoughts
  • Over time, needing more of the drug to get the same effect
  • Taking larger amounts of the drug over a longer period of time than you intended
  • Making certain that you maintain a supply of the drug
  • Spending money on the drug, even though you can’t afford it
  • Not meeting obligations and work responsibilities, or cutting back on social or recreational activities because of drug use
  • Continuing to use the drug, even though you know it’s causing problems in your life or causing you physical or psychological harm
  • Doing things to get the drug that you normally wouldn’t do, such as stealing
  • Driving or doing other risky activities when you’re under the influence of the drug
  • Spending a good deal of time getting the drug, using the drug or recovering from the effects of the drug
  • Failing in your attempts to stop using the drug
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when you attempt to stop taking the drug




Laser Can Be Effective For Other Addictions…

Dave has success treating clients for other addictions including:

  • Technology Addiction
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Nail Biting Addiction
  • Sex Addiction
  • Work Addiction
  • More…

Especially concerning these days is technology addiction, especially among young people. Concerning article from the Business Insider:


What Other Drugs Does Is Laser Therapy Effective For Quitting?

Besides cannabis, laser therapy can dramatically help with withdrawal symptoms with quitting:

  • Stimulants (e.g. cocaine, caffeine)
  • Depressants (e.g. alcohol)
  • Opioids (e.g. heroin, fentanyl, oxycodene)
  • Benzodiazepines (Ativan, Valium, Xanex)
  • Hallucinogens (e.g. LSD)



Common Drug Withdrawal Symptoms

Laser therapy is very effective for reducing the intensity and duration of the following drug withdrawal symptoms:


Dave’s Approach To Helping You Quit Alcohol, Cannabis, Drugs & Addiction Using Laser Therapy…

Most important is your desire to quit. Subsequently, Dave subscribes to a 2 step approach in helping people overcome drugs and addiction using laser therapy:


STEP ONE – Laser Therapy Treatment

Dave uses European Laser Technology – RJ Lasers from Germany.

Use laser therapy to treat various energy points on the face, ears, hands and feet to break the physiological addiction to alcohol, marijuana, drugs and addiction.


STEP TWO – Personalized Coaching



Second, address the psychological dependence to develop an addiction-free lifestyle. Easy to follow ground rules will help you break the habit of smoking and establish new behaviour patterns that support a permanent smoke free life.




Benefits Of Laser Therapy To Quit Alcohol, Cannabis, Drugs & Addiction…


  • REDUCED CRAVINGS & WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS. Laser treatments reduce your desire for alcohol, drugs, irritability, anxiety, insomnia, mild depression, agitation and other common symptoms associated with withdrawal.


  • SAVE MONEY. By utilizing self laser to quit smoking or nicotine, you can recoup the cost of Dave’s Laser Therapy program quickly AND continue to save more money after quitting.


This image shows that laser light is very gentle and pain free versus acupuncture needles.

  • PAINLESS. Although laser acupuncture is based on theories of acupuncture, no needles are used to pierce the skin or tissues. Only gentle, low-intensity laser is applied over acupuncture points.


  • SAFE. Contraindications, minor risks or potential side effects associated with laser therapy are minimal. Unlike most pharmaceutical solutions and other therapeutic options (like acupuncture needles), laser therapy is non-toxic, non-invasive and very safe.


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  • HIGH SUCCESS RATE. Dave utilizes the LAZER DAVE ADVANTAGE approach which has a 90% success rate in helping people to quit addictions like nicotine. Dave has 15+ years of clinical experience using laser therapy in his practice and completed 1,000s of treatments with successful outcomes for addiction, stress and pain.


  • INSTANT RESULTS AFTER FIRST TREATMENT. Many people report significant relief from their withdrawal symptoms and cravings for nicotine after just one treatment.


  • REDUCES STRESS. Laser therapy improves mood, reduces feelings of anxiety, depression and other negative emotional factors that affect a person’s stress levels.


  • LESS DEPENDENCE ON PHARMACEUTICALS. Laser can dramatically lessen your need for pharmaceutical drugs like anti-depressants, anti-anxiety medications and similar. Always consult with your family physician regarding any changes with medication.


  • INCREASED MOTIVATION. Because nicotine cravings and withdrawal symptoms often diminish quickly with laser therapy, many people report that they have more motivation to make other positive lifestyle changes after they quit (a healthier diet, more exercise, etc.).


  • LIVE LONGER. By quitting smoking using laser, you can be confident you are not only going to increase your quality of life health wise but also likely live longer


What Happens Before My First Laser Treatment?

After you have reserved your initial appointment, Dave will email you a list of consultation questions. All answers are kept confidential.

After reviewing your answers, Dave will email you back custom designed suggestions along with Lazer Dave’s Guide To Helping You Quit Drug Addiction. It is important that you follow to the best of your ability these suggestions in order to optimize the results of the laser treatments.

Please note: Lazer Dave’s Guide To Helping You Quit Alcohol, Cannabis & Drugs is NOT meant to be a replacement for professional drug counselling or mental health support services.

What To Expect On Your First Laser Treatment To Quit Drug Addiction…

When you come for your first laser to quit drug addiction treatment with Lazer Dave at his clinic, you will get comfortable by lying down on a comfortable treatment table while listening to relaxing music

Dave will explain the procedure to you and ask you to wear protective eyewear. Dave will use various laser devices to treat “acutherapy” points on the face, ears, wrists, arms, hands, lower legs and feet.

You may feel a slight warm or tingling sensation through your body. As the points are stimulated with the laser light, your body should begin to release endorphins and other powerful neuro-chemicals which promote a pleasant sense of relaxation.


What to Expect After Your First Laser Therapy Treatment To Quit Drug Addictions…

After your first laser therapy treatment for quitting drugs like marijuana and alcohol you will likely feel relaxed, calm, and best of all your cravings will likely have diminished. In addition to treating you with laser, Dave will also review behavioural modification practices and then schedule your second appointment (included with the program fee).

While many find positive results with 1-2 treatments, a small percentage may require additional “booster” treatments for longer term success.


How Effective Is Laser Therapy For Drug Addiction?

Despite what some skeptics say about laser therapy, there IS scientific evidence that supports the efficacy of laser therapy for drug addiction.

It is not entirely understood by the scientific community why acupuncture is effective in treating drug addiction. Lazer Dave readily admits there is an esoteric component to explaining why acupuncture helps with addiction. Despite this fact, scientific research does clearly provide evidence that acupuncture raises the level of endorphins in the body. Endorphins are the body’s natural painkillers and scientists can all agree that elevated levels of endorphins will only help alleviate cravings and withdrawal from all drugs including nicotine. Here is a study from PubMed to illustrate this point:

Chinese medicine explains the efficacy of acupuncture in a different way, describing acupuncture as a way of balancing yin and yang energies. By receiving acupuncture treatments, a person struggling with substance abuse nourishes the yin energy and brings balance back to their natural energies.

Lazer Dave subscribes mostly to scientific and strong anecdotal evidence paradigm. His approach is grounded on his training through McMaster University, via the Medical Acupuncture Program, Health Sciences. This program is a science-evidence based approach to acupuncture and forms the foundation of Lazer Dave’s approach using laser acupuncture in his practice and instructing people self laser therapy.


Is Laser Therapy Safe?

Any potential contraindications to treatment, risks or side effects are addressed during the email consultation process to facilitate informed consent.

Laser therapy is non-toxic, drug-free and non-invasive.

“I can’t believe how EASY it was to QUIT SMOKING using LASER THERAPY !”

K.S. from Kitchener

Are There Any Side Effects?

Side effects are very uncommon. Usually, patients report that they continue to feel relaxed and slept more than normal following treatment. Many are surprised at the ease in which they are able to better manage the drug withdrawal process utilizing laser therapy.

How Does Laser Therapy Help Me Quit Drugs?

Based on auricular therapy, low intensity laser is applied to specific ear points in order to stimulate the pleasure centres of the brain and release neurotransmitters such as dopimine,  serotonin, and endorphins – which help to break the addiction cycle to many drugs including marijuana, alcohol and others.

The end goal is to drastically reduce the number and intensity of cravings and related withdrawal symptoms, giving you an edge in your goal to end your addiction.

Is Laser Therapy Painful?

No. Most patients describe the treatment as extremely relaxing and pleasant. Some people feel no sensations, while others feel light pressure, tingling or a “heaviness” in their limbs.


How Many Laser Treatments Will I Need?

People utilizing Dave’s Quit Marijuana, Alcohol and Drug Laser Program receive the initial treatment plus an additional treatment (usable within 2 weeks of your initial appointment).

Thereafter, some people require additional treatments in order to achieve longer term success.

How Much Do Treatments Cost?

The Quit Marijuana, Alcohol & Drugs Laser Program costs $250 (including HST). This entitles clients to the initial treatment plus an additional treatment (useable within 2 weeks of the initial appointment).

Please note: a $50 deposit is required towards the total cost of the program. You will be asked to make this deposit during registration for the program. The deposit policy is 100% NON-NEGOTIABLE.

Why A $50 Deposit?

Lazer Dave is often asked: “why do you require a $50 deposit for your laser therapy programs?”.

The short answer is that Lazer Dave is interested in only treating clients who are seriously committed to quitting their addiction(s). A $50 deposit demonstrates serious commitment.

In addition, Lazer Dave’s deposit policy helps to preserve his high success rates and goodwill he has built up over the years offering this specialized service.

How Long Are Treatments?

Individual treatment duration is typically 60-45 minutes for the first time, 30-45 minutes for subsequent treatments.




  • Laser Dave’s Guide To Quitting Alcohol, Cannabis & Drugs
  • Custom designed suggestions and strategies
  • Initial laser treatment
  • One follow-up treatment (useable within 2 weeks of initial)


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Lazer Dave – Ottawa Laser Therapy Solutions

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Serving the laser therapy needs of Ottawa, Kanata, Nepean, Westboro, Stittsville, Goulbourn, Carp, Dunrobin and surrounding areas.