Tiger Woods drugs cocktail revealed after DUI arrest

Former world number one had painkillers, sleeping pills and marijuana in his system

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Tiger Woods after his arrest in Florida
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A toxicology report shows that golfer Tiger Woods had what the Daily Mail describes as "a cocktail of painkillers, anti-anxiety medication, sleeping pills, and marijuana" in his system when he was arrested for driving under the influence in Florida in May.

The results of the toxicology report were obtained by ESPN and show that the 41-year-old had "hydrocodone, the generic form of a painkiller branded as Vicodin; hydromorphone, a painkiller known as Dilaudid; alprazolam, a mood and sleep drug known as Xanax; zolpidem, a sleep drug known as Ambien; and delta-9 carboxy THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, in his system", says The Guardian.

"It is not known if Woods had prescriptions for all of the medications. Medical marijuana is legal in Florida."

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Woods checked into a clinic in June for treatment to help deal with prescription drugs, adds the paper.

"The 14-time major winner pleaded not guilty to the DUI charge last week," says the BBC.

"Woods, who is recovering from a fourth back operation, is now expected to admit a lesser charge of reckless driving and enter a 12-month probation programme."

Woods was arrested on 29 May after police found him asleep at the wheel of his car on the roadside near his home in Jupiter, Florida. The golfer "failed multiple field sobriety tests but also blew a 0.00 on a breathalyser after being taken into custody," says ESPN.

In a statement after the contents of the toxicology report emerged, Woods confirmed he had "received professional help" to deal with his medication.

"I had been trying on my own to treat my back pain and a sleep disorder, including insomnia, but I realise 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," he said.

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