• Five drugs found in Woods’ system


    LOS ANGELES: Tiger Woods had five drugs, including the opioid painkiller hydrocodone, in his system when he was arrested in May on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to a toxicology report released on Monday (Tuesday in Manila).

    A urine test revealed four other medications along with hydrocodone — which is sold under the brand name Vicodin.

    Also present were the powerful painkiller hydromorphone; anxiety drug alprazolam (also known as Xanax); sleep drug zolpidem (also known as Ambien) and THC, which is a chemical component of marijuana.

    The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office made the results public on Monday.

    “As I previously said, I received professional help to manage my medications,” Woods said Monday. “Recently, I had been trying on my own to treat my back pain and a sleep disorder, including insomnia, but I realize now it was a mistake to do this without medical assistance.

    “I am continuing to work with my doctors, and they feel I’ve made significant progress. I remain grateful for the amazing support that I continue to receive and for the family and friends that are assisting me.”

    The 41-year-old Woods was arrested early in the morning May 29 in Jupiter, Florida. Police found him asleep in his Mercedes-Benz by the side of the road near his home.

    He later said in a statement that his condition was the result of a reaction to mixing several prescription drugs.

    It was not immediately known if Woods had prescriptions for all of the medications.

    Woods pleaded guilty to reckless driving and agreed to enter a diversion program that will allow the 14-time major championship winning golfer to clear his record if he completes the program.



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