Tiger Woods Completes “private intensive program” for Prescription Drugs

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Tiger Woods  entered and has completed  treatment to get help with his problem with prescription drugs that got him busted for DUI in May.

The troubled PGA star posted a message Monday saying he completed an out of state “private intensive program.”   In message he vowed to continue to tackling  his problem with the help of his doctors, as well as support from his family and friends.

Woods was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence early on May 29, when the police in Jupiter, Fla., found him asleep behind the wheel of his slightly damaged car. It was parked awkwardly to the side of the road about 15 miles from his house.

Tiger blamed the DUI on a bad mix of prescription pills.

Prescription Drugs Prescribed for Tiger Woods:

Vicodin,  is an opioid used for the treatment of pain.   the recommended dosages is between 5 and 10 milligrams with the patient taking a dose every six hours. The prescription is typically for about two weeks before the patient would be weaned off to a less potent painkiller. Woods underwent spinal fusion surgery, his fourth back procedure since early 2014, on April 19.

Torix, another drug mentioned by Woods, is an anti-inflammatory medication — effectively a better form of ibuprofen, with the biggest side effects ranging from dizziness to impairing kidney function, which could lead to internal bleeding.

Ambien, is a sedative, also called a hypnotic. Zolpidem affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with sleep problems insomnia). … Misuse of this medication can result in dangerous side effects.

Xanax, is a benzodiazepine (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peen). Alprazolam affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with anxiety.

Xanax is used to treat anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and anxiety caused by depression.

 

 

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