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Tiger Woods Receives Professional Help to Manage Meds

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

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    Video of Tiger Woods inside Palm Beach County Jail after his arrest on Memorial Day was released Thursday.

    (Published Thursday, June 1, 2017)

    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.

    Watch: Tiger Woods Arrest Dashcam Video

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    Dashcam footage of Tiger Woods' Memorial Day arrest near his South Florida home was released by Jupiter police on May 31, 2017.

    (Published Wednesday, May 31, 2017)

    Woods could qualify for a diversion program in which the DUI charge is downgraded to reckless driving, which results in probation, fine and other conditions such as taking a DUI course.