Cocaine addicts may find rehabilitation quite difficult because cocaine addiction is mental, rather than physical. The first step to cocaine rehabilitation is that the addict needs to admit that the addiction is indeed a problem. Unfortunately, many addicts remain firmly rooted in denial and are simply unable to see their addiction as any sort of problem whatsoever.

The second step to successful cocaine rehabilitation is identifying the underlying reason behind why the addict began using the drug in the first place. Often there is a pre-existing emotional or mental problem. While not all cocaine addicts suffer from deep-seeded psychological or emotional issues, many cocaine users have experienced some form of personal problem that has led them to drug use.

Cocaine rehabilitation requires several tools in order for it to be successful. These tools should be integrated together by experts. Tools such as physical and mental health therapy are necessary. Support groups are enormously helpful with mental health therapy. Even when a cocaine addict relapses once they have left rehab, social support groups play a large part in helping the addict to understand that rehabilitation is a daily battle, and that one failure does not lose the whole war.

This type of support is necessary to prevent the recovering addict from becoming a full-time user once more. If social support is not enough, addicts may find it necessary to re-enter a cocaine rehabilitation facility to have their individual needs reassessed. Factors such as family history, social patterns, and behaviour all play an important part in successful, long-term rehabilitation