Benzodiazepines are psychotropic medications typically prescribed to help people manage their anxiety. These drugs calm the body and the mind. When used in the short term, they can be extremely helpful and effective. It’s when they’re taken continuously over long periods of time that they become problematic for users. A similar problem exists for a related classification of medications known as Z class drugs.
In Florida, conviction of a first-time DUI offender (which Tiger Woods qualifies as) could mean up to six months in jail, a year in probation, $1000 in fines and fees, a dozen hours of “DUI school,” 50 hours of community service, and suspension of Woods’ driver’s license for at least six months. Meanwhile, he remains in rehab as a condition to maintain 50/50 custody of his two children.