Laser Therapy To Quit Alcohol: A Safe and Effective Method To Help

Quitting or cutting back on alcohol consumption can be a difficult journey. The availability of alcohol plus cravings and the withdrawal can seem insurmountable. That’s where Lazer Dave and Ottawa Laser Therapy Solutions comes in.


What Is Laser Therapy To Quit Alcohol Cravings?

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

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 break the cycle of alcohol withdrawal.

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 alcohol and other forms of withdrawal.

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



Benefits Of Laser Therapy To Quit Alcohol

  • REDUCED CRAVINGS & WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS. Laser treatments can reduce your desire for alcohol, irritability, anxiety, insomnia, mild depression, agitation and other common symptoms associated with withdrawal.
  • SAVE MONEY. By utilizing laser to help quit, you may 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 alcohol.
  • HIGH SUCCESS RATE. Dave utilizes the LAZER DAVE ADVANTAGE approach which has a high success rate in helping people with withdrawal symptoms related to alcohol. Dave has 15+ years of clinical experience using laser therapy in his practice and completed 1,000s of treatments with successful outcomes for withdrawal, pain, stress and more.
  • INSTANT RESULTS AFTER FIRST TREATMENT. Many people report significant relief from withdrawal symptoms and cravings for alcohol after treatment.
  • LITTLE TO NO SIDE EFFECTS. Laser therapy to quit smoking has little to no side effects, making it a safe and effective option for those looking to quit alcohol.
  • REDUCES STRESS. Laser therapy usually improves mood and other negative emotional factors that affect a person’s stress levels.
  • INCREASED MOTIVATION. Because 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.).


How Does Laser Therapy Help Me Quit Alcohol?

Low intensity laser is applied to specific points (acupuncture points) on the ears, head, hands and feet in order to stimulate the release of neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins – the body’s  natural feel-good chemicals.

This helps to reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms in order to break the withdrawal cycle to alcohol.

The end goal is to drastically make it easier to cut back or quit alcohol for good.


YouTube: Lazer Dave Explains How Laser Helps With Withdrawal




Lazer Dave’s Prep Guide

Initial Laser Therapy Treatment

One follow-up treatment (within 2 weeks)





Laser Therapy Is An Adjunct Treatment

Dave ALWAYS suggests continued consultation with your doctor and/or mental health professional regarding your desire to quit alcohol. Laser therapy is an adjunct treatment protocol. Lazer Dave is not a doctor. Dave’s goal in using laser is to promote a strong physiological response in the body for reducing the intensity of alcohol withdrawal symptoms.


Reduce Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms With Laser


Dave’s Approach To Helping Alcohol Withdrawal Using Laser Therapy

Most important is your desire to quit. Subsequently, Dave subscribes to a 2 step approach in helping people reduce alcohol 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 guide outlines key habit change suggestions and supplements that when combined with laser therapy can reduce alcohol withdrawal symptoms.


STEP TWO  – Laser Therapy Treatment

Use laser therapy to treat various energy points on the face, ears, hands and feet to break the physiological withdrawal process from alcohol.

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


What Happens Before My First Laser Treatment To Quit Alcohol?

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 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 as possible.

Please note: Lazer Dave’s Prep Guide is NOT meant to be a replacement for a doctor, professional counseling, group support or mental health support services.


What To Expect On Your First Laser Treatment To Quit Alcohol

When you come for your first laser to quit alcohol 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 various 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 Alcohol

After your first laser therapy treatment for quitting alcohol 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, a small percentage may require additional “booster” treatments for longer-term success depending on their individual circumstances.


Laser Therapy Testimonial


Is There Scientific Research For Using Laser To Quit Alcohol?

Despite what the skeptics say about laser therapy, there is scientific evidence that supports the efficacy of stimulating energy points (acupuncture points) to help with withdrawal from nicotine, alcohol, marijuana and other substances.

Here is one example of a study on PubMed:


Is Laser Therapy Safe?

Any potential contraindications to treatment, risks or side effects are addressed by Dave based on your health history form information (filled out before your first appointment online). Unlike most pharmaceutical solutions and other therapeutic options, laser therapy is non-toxic and non-invasive.


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

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 the alcohol withdrawal process utilizing laser therapy.


Is Laser Therapy Painful?

No. Only gentle laser therapy light it 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 Alcohol 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 Does Laser Therapy To Quit Alcohol Cost?

The Quit Alcohol Laser Program costs $350 (+ HST). 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 (+ HST).

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. 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, 30-45 minutes for subsequent treatments.


Do I Stop Consuming Alcohol Before My First Treatment?

Dave recommends you consult with your doctor regarding how you discontinue consuming alcohol. It is important you read Lazer Dave’s Prep Guide BEFORE your first appointment.


Laser Therapy Testimonial


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 most frequently asked questions (FAQ) are answered here.

If you still wish to do a consult with Dave – no problem! Feel free to call/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


Serving the laser therapy alcohol withdrawal needs of the greater Ottawa area including Kanata, Nepean, Gatineau, Gleeb, Barrhaven, Manotick, Stittsville, Arnprior, Whitelake, Pakenham, Mississippi Mills, Carleton Place, Goulbourn, Carp, Dunrobin, Perth, Smiths Falls, Kingston and surrounding areas.


for a free consultation:


Call or Text 613-854-6969