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Dealing with an addicted boyfriend can be challenging, but there are some steps you can take to help both of you cope with the situation:

Educate yourself about addiction: Learn as much as you can about addiction, the recovery process, and how to support a loved one through it.

Talk to your boyfriend: Approach your boyfriend in a non-judgmental and empathetic way. Let him know that you care about him and you want to support him in his journey to recovery.

Encourage him to seek help: Suggest that he seek help from a professional, such as a therapist, counselor, or addiction specialist.

Set boundaries: Make it clear to your boyfriend that his addiction is not something you are willing to tolerate, and that you will not enable him.

Take care of yourself: It’s important to prioritize your own well-being. Seek support from friends, family, or a therapist if you need it.

Remember that recovery is a process, and there may be setbacks along the way. Be patient, compassionate, and supportive, and encourage your boyfriend to continue working towards a healthy and sober life.