The report released Monday revealed the 41 year old pro-golfer had the following in his system when he was found asleep in his car on the side of the road while the lights were on and turning signal was flashing: Ambien, Xanax, Dilaudid, Vicodin and Delta-9 carboxy THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).
Woods had undergone spinal fusion surgery weeks prior.
Vicodin is a narcotic made of hydrocodone and acetaminophen. It is used for pain and most commonly prescribed post-operatively.
Dilaudid is hydromorphone, a stronger narcotic.
Xanax is a benzodiazepine used for sedation, relaxation and to lower anxiety.
Ambien is a hypnotic type of sedative used for sleep and works within 15 minutes of ingestion.
Delta-9 carboxy THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.
None of these medications are to be used while driving. Additionally none should ever be used in combination. The respiratory depression of one narcotic combined with the sedative effect of the benzodiazepine or hypnotic could cause death.
Woods entered a plea of not guilty to DUI, as alcohol was not involved and a mixture of medications was to blame, but it's been reported a deal was made among prosecutors including a lesser charge of reckless driving and a stint in a “diversion program.”
Last month Woods stated he completed a private intensive program on his own. On Monday he stated, “Recently, I had been trying on my own to treat my back pain and a sleep disorder, including insomnia, but I realize now it was a mistake to do this without medical assistance.”
Polypharmacy, or taking multiple medications at the same time, can increase the risk of serious adverse events if the drugs act synergistically or mask side effects of one another.
Many overdoses occurring with pain pills may not always be a quantity issue with the narcotic but rather a mixture of the narcotic with another medication such as those taken by Tiger Woods. He was lucky to still be alive when found as were those pedestrians or drivers on the street that evening.
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“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act!”-George Orwell
What a last couple of weeks it has been, America!
The Communists are doing their best to stir up domestic insurrection from Charlottesville to the tearing down of national statutes.
Our neutered, stand-by president posted the following on Twitter:
“Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statutes and monuments.”
“…Can’t change history, but you can learn from it. Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson- who’s next, Washington, Jefferson? So foolish.”
…the beauty is being taken out of our cities, towns and parks will be greatly missed and never able to be comparably replaced!”
Wow, the former plant and foreign criminal Barack Hussein Obama is being pointed to as the responsible party for the present turmoil while the current president acts as if he is not the Commander and Chief.
All the while, the media is keeping you diverted from the statue of KKK member Robert Byrd and friend of Hillary Clinton which stands in the halls of Congress, and Vladimir Lenin’s statute in Seattle, Washington.
They are telling on themselves America.
And to think that these people are busy at work calling you law-abiding American citizens everything in the book from haters to right wing extremists to racists, which is a word create by Leon Trotsky under the murderous regime of Joseph Stalin to browbeat those who stood against their lawlessness (Revelation 12:10).
All the while, they are accusing you of what they are guilty of!
Just ask propaganda minister under Adolph Hitler, Joseph Goebbels.
“Accuse the other side of which you are guilty.”
Let me tell you from firsthand experience as to how this works from engaging in thousands of speaking events: High school assemblies, colleges, tea parties, radio, television etc.
They are attempting to demonize (Luke 23:1) anyone that tells the truth, which exposes them for who they are (John 15:22).
What Americans are not paying attention to is that the fact that they are now dealing with what the school system in this country has raised up! (Luke 7:35)
In speaking to high school assemblies across the country, I would take the time to show them their history while teaching them the Constitution of the United States.
I was kicked out of a high school for exposing the murder of the innocent (Proverbs 6:17), namely, the abortion industry's trail of blood money.
I was kicked out of a high school for simply bringing the message to Florida’s immoral and indoctrinated school system.
All the while, they were rewarding me “evil for good, and hatred for my love” (Psalm 109:5).
Jesus said, “These things I command you, that ye love one another. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you” (John 15:12-13).
And boy, oh boy, do they hate! Since when did hate ever tell the truth? Love does that.
Remember Cain and Abel?
“Therefore we are not to be as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous. Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.” -1 John 3:12-13
We have been commanded to love our brethren…
“Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.” -Leviticus 19:7
Remember what 2 Chronicles 19:10 says?
“And what cause soever shall come to you of your brethren that dwell in their cities, between blood and blood, between law and commandment, statutes and judgments, ye shall even warn them that they trespass not against the LORD, and so wrath come upon you, and upon your brethren: this do, and ye shall not trespass.”
Why do they hate the Christians?
Jesus said, “The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.” (John 7:7)
We know that God is love (1 John 4:8).
And we know that love rejoiceth not in iniquity, which is lawlessness (1 John 3:4; 1 Corinthians 13:6).
In Romans 12:9, it tells us to,
“Let love be without dissimulation (a hiding under a false appearance). Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.”
Because love works no ill (Romans 13:10), and it owes our brothers and sisters the truth which makes men free (John 8:32).
You see, “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” (Matthew 22:37-40)
Nor are we to,
“Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.” (Romans 13:8-10)
So, when they speak out against God’s truth, know then and there that you are dealing with those who do not understand love.
“And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” -Revelation 12:17
Ending on a positive, while the media is doing its best to demonize American Christian patriots, what is it the students in the high schools got out of my message?
This is why the enemy within is attacking. Because the truth, like a lion, will not only defend itself (Matthew 16:17-19), but it will also take to the enemy’s territory to dispossess (Exodus 23).
Then again, who is asking for permission from the devil to obey The Lord? (Isaiah 56)
What the establishment does not want you to see.
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