How do I find forgiveness and freedom from my addictions?

Hi everyone, I’m new here.
I am a 23 years old woman, and I’m active in serving the church in my parish. But I’m too concern about myself because I’m having a problem that is addiction to mastrubation. And I’ve done sex before marriage and i know it is a sin and i’m wrong but I’m still do it with my non-catholic boyfriend. I always pray to God that I may have the strength to avoid this problem but still i fall to this sin. And I’m struggling to stop doing this and I find it too hard to stop. But I really want to stop it. Do I will be forgiven by God and Jesus? And how I can stop this addiction and from this sin? Please help me. I am a sinner. I would like to stop doing all of this. I am sick of it. I am afraid to God.

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