Source – Tiger Woods was driving under the influence of five prescription drugs when police found him asleep behind the wheel and arrested him in May, a newly released toxicology report shows.
Woods had Vicodin, Dilaudid, Xanax, Ambien and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) in his system, according to the results made public Monday now that the criminal investigation into Woods’ case is no longer active.
The 14-time major championship winner pleaded guilty to reckless driving last Wednesday, after not appearing himself in court, and will enter a diversion program for first-time DUI offenders with the opportunity to clear his record upon completion.
Woods, 41, told officers he had an “unexpected reaction” to Vicodin and Xanax — the prescribed medication he was taking to help ease the pain from his fourth back surgery in April — at the time of his arrest in the early morning of May 29.
Holy shit. Tiger was driving around like a human pharmacy and some sweet weed to put him over the top. Let me break these drugs down for you.
Dilaudid: Hydromorphone, also known as dihydromorphinone, and sold under the brand name Dilaudid among others, is a centrally acting pain medication of the opioid class. It is a derivative of morphine; to be specific
Vicodin: Vicodin contains a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone. Hydrocodone is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of hydrocodone.
Xanax: Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peen). Alprazolam affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with anxiety.
Ambien: Ambien (zolpidem) is a sedative, also called a hypnotic. Zolpidem affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with sleep problems insomnia).
THC: SWEET, Sweet, Weed!
Two different opioids, and two distinct sleep agents and smoking a bowl then getting into a car seems like a guy with an issue. The Crazy part is that he apparently managed to get off all these drugs in two weeks in Rahab. I’ve had lots of friends that have gone for help it usually is a 60 to 90-day thing, so I have some serious doubts Tiger’s kicked this thing.