Hi again, Hope!
Your CG is desperate for a gamble. You are seeing him in flow blown addiction mode now!
When the enabling stops, the trouble starts!
Don’t engage with him verbally! (not easy, I know!)
Don’t try to control him in any way/
Don’t help him to get his phone back.
Don’t listen to him or believe one word he says!
Words mean nothing to him right now.
CGs do a lot of “out of character” things! Just let him SUFFER the consequences of his actions.
Nothing you do or say will make any difference at this stage.
When he suffers enough , he will change!