Champion golfer Tiger Woods had five kinds of drugs in his system at the time he was arrested for Dui. He has zolpidem (sleep-inducing drug), THC (active ingredient in marijuana), hydrocodone and hydromorphone (treatment for pain), and alprazolam (medication for anxiety).

The anti-anxiety drug alprazolam coupled with the two painkillers is proven to have serious side effects like dizziness, sleepiness, and difficulty breathing. The said drugs were found in Woods’ urine as per toxicology report from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

Tiger Woods uses banned drugs by PGA Tour

The PGA Tour banned two of the drugs discovered in his system. Hydromorphone commonly known as Dilaudid and delta-9 were banned as they form part of the listed drugs in the PGA Tour’s anti-doping guide. Following Woods’ arrest, the Tour will exert intensive efforts to test players in line with the World Anti-Doping Agency procedures.

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said they are committed to helping the golfer. He added that Woods was penitent of his acts and vowed to correct his mistakes.

Tiger Woods is into self-medication

The American pro golfer admitted that he has been taking those drugs for various reasons. He needs to sleep, to control anxiety, and to deaden his back pain.

He revealed that he failed to consult his doctor again after he was given the prescription and resorted to self-medication which was very dangerous reports Huffington Post. He promised that he would not self-medicate again.

Woods’ case shed light on the ill effects of combining certain drugs. It has also warned the public of the potential dangers of self-medication.

The 41-year-old sports buff thanked his friends, family, and fans who supported him during his trying times. Woods was arrested for DUI after he was caught sleeping at the wheel of his car in late May. Initially, the police suspected that he was intoxicated. He told the police that he has not been drinking and it was proven true after he passed the Breathalyzer test.

He blamed the unexpected reaction to prescribed medication.

He pleaded guilty to a charge of reckless driving and then entered a diversion program. If he successfully passed the program, he can ask the court to remove his reckless driving conviction from his record reports ESPN. The 14-times major champion apologized to his family, friends, and fans and assured them that he would never do it again. He also thanked them for their assistance. Tiger Woods has shown great improvement after his arrest.