The drugs that were present in Tiger Woods’ body the night of his May 29th arrest for DUI have been revealed. Woods had THC along with other pain, anxiety, and sleep medications in his system when Florida police found him asleep at the wheel of his car, 15 miles from his Jupiter, FL home.
Per CNN, a toxicology report was released Monday by the Palm Beach County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office. The toxins they found in Woods’ system were: Hydrocodone (a generic version of Vicodin, used as a pain killer), Hydromorphone (the active ingredient in the pain-killer Dilaudid), Alprazolam (known as Xanax, for sleep and anxiety disorders), Zolpidem (a sleep drug also known as Ambien), and THC (the active ingredient in marijuana).
A quick note: Medical marijuana is legal in the state of Florida, however it is unconfirmed if Woods had prescriptions to all of the drugs present in his system.
So what Tiger Woods smokes a lil' weed. He's a golfer for Heavens sakes..spark it up on the back 9 Eldrick..
— ChrisLeeKnowsBest (@LeadoffWithLee) August 15, 2017
The US National Library of Medicine sited that you should not mix alprazolam with either hydrocodone or hydromorphone as it can lead to side effects like dizziness, lightheadedness, extreme sleepiness, slowed or difficult breathing, or unresponsiveness. The combination has life-threatening consequences if abused.
“As I previously said, I received professional help to manage my medications,” Woods said Monday in a statement released through a spokesman.
“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.”
This was the only statement from Woods as he did not reach out to his social media accounts to speak to his fans, nor did he give an update from his blog on his website TigerWoods.com.
Woods is set to appear in court on Oct. 28 to iron out the details so the 14-time Major champion can enter the Palm Beach County’s DUI diversion program for first-time offenders.