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Tiger Woods' Ambien Use

Tiger Woods admitted to taking Ambien in the past.
Tiger Woods is holding his first briefing since he went into exile after admitting to extramarital affairs.  He plans to return to professional golf this week at The Masters.

Tiger was asked if he's ever been addicted to Ambien or prescription drugs.  Ambien is a sedative, also called a hypnotic. It affects chemicals in your brain that may become unbalanced and cause sleep problems.  Tiger admitted to taking Ambien in the past, but also explained that he's never received treatment for abuse of the drug and suggested that he is in no way addicted.  Tiger said:
I've taken it when my Dad was sick, and when he died. That was a tough time. I took it to help me sleep.
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