Now, it can be told. Xanax, a strong drug used to fight anxiety, is the previously undeclared substance that golf legend Tiger Woods has taken on top of the painkiller Vicodin when he was arrested by the Jupiter police on May 29 over DUI charges.
According to doctors, Xanax and Vicodin can be truly dangerous if mixed together and can result in breathing difficulties. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration even came out with a warning in its August 2016 advisory about possible “serious risks and deaths” from combining benzodiazepines, such as Xanax, with opioid medicines, such as Vicodin. Such class of powerful narcotic medicines treats severe pain.
Jupiter police found Woods asleep at the wheel of his damaged Mercedes-Benz on Military Trail south of Indian Creek Parkway at 2 a.m. on Memorial Day. The golf superstar athlete said then that he had not anything to drink but has taken prescribed medications including Vicodin. He said he had an “unexpected reaction” to drugs.
The first police report on the Woods incident and DUI charges initially withdrew the information on Xanax by blacking out that detail in Woods’ answer. The new version of the reports no longer has redactions.
Xanax is also known Alprazolam also treats anxiety, insomnia, and seizures. Woods’ Breathalyzer results registered as 0.000. His urine samples results have not been disclosed, however.