Laser Therapy To Quit Marijuana and More: An Effective Cessation Method

Looking to eliminate or reduce your consumption of marijuana? Need some help to quit cocaine, methamphetamine heroin or another addiction? That’s where Lazer Dave and Ottawa Laser Therapy Solutions comes in.


What Is Laser Therapy To Quit Marijuana & More?

Laser therapy to quit cannabis, cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin is a painless and safe treatment method for reducing cravings and withdrawal symptoms from the above substances and more.

Gentle laser light (no needles) is applied by Lazer Dave using sophisticated European Laser Technolgoy to energy points on the face, ears, hands, and feet in order to naturally boost endorphins and help break the habit of using marijuana and other substances.

Laser therapy is also known as low level laser therapy (LLLT), cold laser therapy, laser acupuncture and photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy.


Meet Lazer Dave – Ottawa’s Laser Therapy Expert

As a Certified Laser Therapist, Dave Hanemaayer (a.k.a. “Lazer Dave) has 15+ years of clinical experience and a high success rate using laser to help people quit marijuana and other addictions.

Dave offers his in-clinic services from 3 Physiocare Physiotherapy locations in Ottawa including Kanata, Nepean and Westboro.




Benefits Of Laser Therapy For Marijuana & Substance Cravings/Withdrawal

  • REDUCED CRAVINGS & WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS. Laser treatments can reduce your desire and symptoms related to withdrawal for cannabis and more. These symptoms include irritability, anxiety, insomnia, mild depression, agitation, and others associated with withdrawal.
  • SAVE MONEY. By utilizing laser to quit, you can recoup the cost of Dave’s Laser Therapy program quickly AND continue to save more money in the future.
  • PAINLESS. No needles are used to pierce the skin or tissues. Only a gentle, low-intensity laser is applied over energy points.
  • NON-INVASIVE. Laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment option, making it a safe and comfortable choice for those looking to quit marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and more.
  • HIGH SUCCESS RATE. Dave utilizes the LAZER DAVE ADVANTAGE approach which has a high success rate in helping people with substance use withdrawal. Dave has 15+ years of clinical experience using laser therapy in his practice and completed 1,000s of treatments with successful outcomes for withdrawal, stress and pain.
  • RESULTS USUALLY AFTER THE FIRST TREATMENT. Many people report significant relief from their withdrawal symptoms and cravings after usually just one treatment.
  • LITTLE TO NO SIDE EFFECTS. Laser therapy to quit cannabis and other substances has little to no side effects, making it a safe and effective adjunct treatment option for those looking to quit.
  • REDUCES STRESS. Laser therapy usually improves mood, feelings of anxiety, depression, and other negative emotional factors that affect a person’s stress levels.
  • INCREASED MOTIVATION. Because marijuana/substance cravings and withdrawal symptoms often diminish 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.).

How Does Laser Therapy Help Me Quit Marijuana?

Low-intensity laser is applied to specific energy points (acupuncture points) of the ears, head, neck, hands, and feet in order to stimulate the release of neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins – which help to reduce the intensity of cannabis, cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin withdrawal symptoms.

For more details on how laser therapy works, please proceed to the Laser Therapy Explained page.


YouTube: Lazer Dave Explains How Laser Therapy Helps You Quit



Lazer Dave’s Prep Guide

Your First Laser Therapy Treatment

Follow-up booster treatment within 2 weeks







Laser Therapy Is An Adjunct Treatment Method

Lazer Dave ALWAYS suggests continued consultation with your doctor regarding any addiction and substance use concerns. Laser therapy is an adjunct treatment protocol. Dave’s goal in using laser is to promote a strong physiological response in the body for reducing the intensity of cravings and withdrawal symptoms related to marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine heroin and other substances. The effects of laser for this purpose often provide additional results compared to more traditional addiction treatment programs. Results are not guaranteed. Lazer Dave is not a medical doctor.


About Marijuana

Marijuana is now legal in Canada and despite its many health and inflammatory-reducing benefits — consumption can lead to negative habits and outcomes. Some reports suggest that 30 percent of those who use marijuana may have marijuana use concerns.

When a person decides they want to quit marijuana — they may experience strong withdrawal symptoms which can make it very difficult to quit. People who attempt to quit marijuana often report withdrawal symptoms like irritability, negative moods, sleep difficulties, decreased appetite, cravings, restlessness, and various forms of physical discomfort that can last weeks. Marijuana withdrawal often occurs when the brain adapts to large amounts of consumption by reducing the production of and sensitivity to its own endocannabinoid neurotransmitters.

Increased marijuana use can become a problem when it interferes with many aspects of one’s life. This can include concerns such as feeling that you have to use cannabis several times a day, taking larger amounts of cannabis over a longer period of time than you intended, spending large amounts of money on marijuana, not meeting obligations and work responsibilities, experiencing withdrawal symptoms when you attempt to stop and more.


Dave’s Approach To Helping With Cannabis & Substance Withdrawal

Most important is a person’s desire to quit. Subsequently, Dave subscribes to a 2 step approach in helping people overcome marijuana withdrawal using laser therapy:


STEP ONE – Lazer Dave’s Prep Guide

After making your first appointment — you will be emailed Lazer Dave’s Prep Guide.

This short 13-page document outlines Key Habit Change suggestions and supplements that when combined with laser therapy increase the chances of a person quitting or reducing consumption of marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and other substances.

Note: Lazer Dave’s Prep Guide and Key Habit Change suggestions are meant to be an adjunct and not a replacement for a doctor’s advice — consult with your physician regarding your desire to quit cannabis and any other substance.


STEP TWO  – Laser Therapy Treatment

Use laser therapy to treat various energy points on the face, ears, hands, and feet to reduce the physiological withdrawal from marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and more.

Dave uses sophisticated laser therapy equipment from Germany in his treatments.


What Happens Before My First Laser Treatment For Substance Withdrawal?

You will be asked to complete an online health history form and be emailed ahead of time “Lazer Dave’s Prep Guide”.  This guide contains important preparation information and habit change suggestions that will maximize the chances of you successfully quitting for good. It is important that you follow as many of the recommendations in the guide as possible.


What To Expect On Your First Laser Treatment To Quit Marijuana & More

When you come for your first laser to quit marijuana with Lazer Dave, 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 specialized laser devices to treat “acutherapy” points on the face, ears, arms, hands, lower legs, and feet.

You may feel a slightly 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 neurochemicals which promote a pleasant sense of relaxation.


What to Expect After Your First Laser Therapy Treatment To Quit Cannabis & More…

After your first laser therapy treatment for quitting marijuana and more you will likely feel more 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, some may require additional “booster” treatments for longer-term success depending on their individual circumstances. This applies especially to more serious substance use concerns.


Is There Scientific Research For Using Laser To Quit Marijuana?

Despite what the skeptics say about laser therapy, there is scientific evidence that supports the efficacy of stimulating energy points (acupuncture points) for helping people with withdrawal from various substances.

Here is one example of a study on PubMed:


Is Laser Therapy Safe?

Laser therapy is non-invasive, well-tolerated, and considered overall quite safe. Low-intensity laser is non-thermal in nature so there is no risk of burning. Many find it very relaxing and some even fall asleep during treatment.


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

K.S. from Kanata


Are There Any Side Effects?

Negative 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 with which they are able to better manage cannabis withdrawal and similar utilizing laser therapy.


Is Laser Therapy Painful?

No. Only gentle laser therapy light is utilized in your treatments. 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 & More 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 realize longer-term success. This applies especially for more serious cravings and withdrawal related to such substances as cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin.


How Much Do Treatments Cost?

The Quit Alcohol Marijuana & More Laser Program costs $350+tax. This entitles clients to the initial treatment plus an additional treatment (useable within 2 weeks of the initial appointment). Subsequent “booster” treatments (if required) are $85+tax.


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 marijuana. A $50 deposit demonstrates serious commitment.

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


How Long Are Treatments?

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




How Does Dave or Physiocare Bill For This Service?

Your receipt will display “Laser Quit Therapy Program”, performed by “Dave Hanemaayer, Certified Laser Therapist”.


Does Dave Discount His Laser Therapy Services?

Lazer Dave competes mostly by service and expertise as Ottawa’s Laser Therapy Expert.

He is proud to offer his unique combination of training in massage therapy, medical acupuncture, the latest laser therapy research, and years of clinical success to the residents of the greater Ottawa area.

He does offer 10% OFF for SAME DAY appointments OR for groups of 2 or more.


Can I Consult With Dave?

Lazer Dave asks that you please read over this page as the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) are answered here.

If you still wish to consult with Dave — no problem! Feel free to text him at 613-854-6969 or email him at


About Lazer Dave

Want to know a little more about Lazer Dave and his story?

Check out the “About Lazer Dave” page.







contact one of these locations:


1. Nepean PHYSIOCARE (Tuesdays)

289 Greenbank Rd.

Call 613-714-9495 Text 613-702-2668


Physiocare Website NEPEAN


2. Westboro PHYSIOCARE (Wednesdays)

1399 Wellington St.

Call 613-722-3769 Text 613-703-8812


Physiocare Website WESTBORO


3. Kanata PHYSIOCARE (Thurs, Fri, Sat)

5035 Innovation Dr.

Call 613-254-5639 Text (613) 482-4167


Physiocare Website KANATA



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