NEWS: Woods’ Toxicology Report Reveals Five Drugs In System

Tiger Woods tees off during the Farmers Insurance Open earlier this year. (Photo Credit: Orlando Ramirez, USA Today Sports)

Tiger Woods had multiple medications in his system when he was arrested for driving under the influence near his Jupiter, Fla., home on Memorial Day.

The official toxicology report released by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office revealed Woods had taken painkillers and sleep medications.


“As I previously said, I received professional help to manage my medications,” Woods said Monday in a statement. “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.

“Regarding my back, I recently spoke to my surgeon and he’s very pleased with how my (spinal) fusion is healing. I’m right on schedule. I’m now doing some light lifting, riding a stationary bike and putting a little.”

According to the report, Woods had hydrocodone (commonly known as Vicodin) and hydromorphone (Dilaudid), two opioid pain medications, in his system as well as alprazolam, an anxiety medication known as Xanax, and zolpidem, the sleep medication Ambien. He also had Delta-9 carboxy THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, which is legal in medical usage in Florida.

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