After being found asleep at the wheel of his running car, legendary golfer Tiger Woods is reportedly seeking help for addiction to prescription drugs.
Woods told media: “I’m currently receiving professional help to manage my medications and the ways that I deal with back pain and a sleep disorder.
“I want to thank everyone for the amazing outpouring of support and understanding, especially the fans and players on tour.”
The news comes shortly after opioid addiction in the US was described by Dr Rachel Levine as a ‘crisis’ during her keynote address for the American Academy of Pain Medicine’s 33rd annual convention entitled “Pain as a Public Health Issue.”
Dr Levine said: “The opioid epidemic affects every state in the nation, and it is only by sharing experiences and working together that we will end this crisis.
“Ending the disease of addiction in Pennsylvania and our country is not possible without thoughtful painkiller prescribing. I am grateful to the American Academy of Pain Medicine for the opportunity to speak on this very important topic.”