Med aid for Tiger

New York Post - - NEWS -

Tiger Woods is re­ceiv­ing help to man­age his meds.

“I’m cur­rently re­ceiv­ing pro­fes­sional help to man­age my med­i­ca­tions and the ways that I deal with back pain and a sleep dis­or­der,” the golfer said in a state­ment to The As­so­ci­ated Press on Mon­day night.

“I want to thank ev­ery­one for the amaz­ing out­pour­ing of sup­port and un­der­stand­ing es­pe­cially the fans and play­ers on tour.”

Woods was charged with driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence af­ter po­lice in Jupiter, Fla., found him asleep at the wheel of his Mercedes-Benz at 2 a.m. on May 29.

Breath tests showed no pres­ence of al­co­hol, but Woods told of­fi­cers he’d had a re­ac­tion to sev­eral pre­scrip­tion drugs, in­clud­ing Vi­codin and Xanax. His ar­raign­ment has been de­layed un­til Aug. 9.

Woods could qual­ify for a di­ver­sion pro­gram in which the DUI charge is down­graded to reck­less driv­ing, re­sult­ing in pro­ba­tion and a fine.

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