Woods re­ceiv­ing pro­fes­sional help to man­age med­i­ca­tions

The Washington Times Daily - - SPORTS - From wire dis­patches and staff re­ports.

JUPITER, FLA. | Tiger Woods is re­ceiv­ing help to man­age his med­i­ca­tions.

“I’m cur­rently re­ceiv­ing pro­fes­sional help to man­age my med­i­ca­tions and the ways that I deal with back pain and a sleep dis­or­der,” Woods said in a state­ment pro­vided 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, Florida, found him asleep at the wheel of his Mercedes-Benz about 2 a.m. May 29. Breath tests showed no pres­ence of al­co­hol, but Woods told of­fi­cers he had a re­ac­tion to sev­eral pre­scrip­tion drugs, in­clud­ing Vi­codin and Xanax. His ar­raign­ment has been de­layed un­til Aug. 9.

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