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To Your Health,

Lazer Dave


As a Certified Laser Therapist, Dave Hanemaayer offers laser therapy (a.k.a. low level laser therapy, LLLT, photobiomodulation therapy, laser acupuncture, cold laser therapy) to quit marijuana, alcohol, drugs and other addictions.

Lazer Dave has 10+ years of clinical experience and has treated 1,000s of clients successfully using laser.



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Serving the laser quit marijuana, alcohol and drugssmoking needs of Kanata, Nepean, Ottawa, Stittsville, Goulbourn, Carp, Dunrobin and surrounding areas.



Using a similar approach as his Laser Stop Smoking Program, Lazer Dave can help you quit your addiction to cannabis/marijuana, alcohol and other drugs using low level intensity laser (LLLT).

This approach is a painless and safe treatment for helping people to reduce the intensity and frequency of withdrawal symptoms.

Gentle laser light is applied to pressure points on the head, ears, hands, lower legs and feet. Most find treatments very relaxing.


Lazer Dave uses a similar approach as his 


to help people quit marijuana, alcohol & other drugs


How The Kanata-Ottawa 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


About Marijuana Addiction…

Marijuana is now legal in Canada and despite it’s many health and inflammatory reducing benefits – use 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 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.


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 Is 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:

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

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


Use laser therapy to stimulate pressure points in on the body including the head, ears, hands, feet and lower legs in order to break the physiological addiction to nicotine.

Second, address the psychological dependence to develop an addiction-free lifestyle. Easy to follow ground rules will help you break your addiction and help augment any mental health or professional drug counselling service you may be also utilizing.

Benefits Of Laser Therapy To Quit Drugs & Addiction…

There are numerous benefits of using laser therapy to quit using marijuana, alcohol, drugs and other addictions with Lazer Dave:

  • REDUCED Withdrawal Symptoms – laser treatments reduce cravings, irritability, anxiety, insomnia, mild depression, agitation and other common symptoms associated with drug withdrawal. 
  • Painless – though the treatments are based on theories of acupuncture, no needles are used to pierce the skin or tissues. Only gentle, low-intensity laser is applied over tissues.
  • Safe – Any serious contraindications to treatment, risks or side effects are addressed beforehand with each patient to facilitate informed consent. Unlike most pharmaceutical solutions and other therapeutic options (like acupuncture needles), laser therapy is non-toxic and non-invasive.
  • Limited Risk Of Weight Gain – Your laser treatment includes using appetite suppression points to discourage your desire for food as a substitute for drugs. 
  • Reduces stress – laser therapy usually improves mood, reduces feelings of anxiety, depression and other negative emotional factors that affect a person’s stress levels. Most leave their treatment with a general sense of well being.
  • No Pharmaceuticals – since no pharmaceuticals are used, nasty side effects like nightmares, insomnia, agitation, and anxiety are limited. 
  • Motivation – because your cravings are diminished, patients often discover they have more motivation to make other positive lifestyle changes (healthier diet, more exercise, etc.).
  • Instant Results After Just One Treatment – Most patients experience results right after their first treatment but may need more “booster” treatments for longer term success.
  • EFFECTIVENESS RATE – Dave utilizes a similar approach as his successful Laser Stop Smoking treatments, which have an 80-90% success rate.

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 Drug Addiction 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 relax by lying down on a comfortable massage table while listening to meditation music.

Dave will explain the procedure to you and ask you to wear protective eyewear. Up 12 individual laser diodes will be simultaneously applied to various “acutherapy” points on the wrists, arms, feet and lower legs. Ear and face points are stimulated individually.

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 behavioral modification practices and then schedule your second appointment (included with the program fee).

While many find positive results with 2 treatments, some will require additional “booster” treatments for longer term success.

How Effective Is Laser Therapy For Drug Addiction?

Despite what some skeptics say, there are published scientific reports that support the efficacy of laser therapy for drug addiction. However, individual people do respond differently to laser therapy treatment so results cannot be guaranteed.

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.

Will I Gain Weight?

Your treatment includes the stimulation of appetite suppression points to discourage your desire for food as a substitute for your addiction.

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.

Can You Charge Laser To Quit Drugs & Addiction As Massage Therapy?

Dave DOES NOT bill laser to quit drugs and addictions as massage therapy for the purposes of insurance coverage. These treatments are offered separate and individual from Dave’s massage therapy practice.


  • Laser Dave’s Guide To Quitting Drugs & Addiction
  • Custom designed suggestions and strategies
  • Initial laser treatment
  • One follow-up treatment (useable with 2 weeks)




Lazer Dave is currently not offering in person clinical treatments due to the Coronavirus. However Dave is working hard to serve the laser therapy needs of the world via his Self Laser Therapy Online Consultations. If you wish to receive notification when Dave officially launches his book and online consultations services please email him at