Enquirer: Tiger Woods is in rehab for drugs & marriage is over

Tiger Woods apologizes for irresponsible and selfish behavior in Florida
After making his famous speech, Tiger Woods moved rehab facilities from the Gentle Path program in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he was receiving treatment for a sex addiction, to a rehab in Arizona. According to The National Enquirer, Tiger thinks the root of his problem isn’t an addiction to sex, although that’s definitely an issue, it’s his addiction to Vicodin and Ambien, which screwed up his decision-making ability.

Tiger Woods delivers remarks to the news media.

Serial cheater Tiger Woods is hiding the shocking real reason that he’s returned to rehab – he’s a drug addict!

The 34-year-old golfer has checked into The Meadows treatment center in Wickenburg, Arizona, to battle addictions to two prescription medications, sources tell The ENQUIRER.

Tiger avoided admitting his drug habit during his 13-minute televised apology, and while he publicly declared that he is working on the damage done to his marriage, insiders say his wife Elin has flatly refused to participate in his sex addiction therapy and their marriage is over!

“In therapy, Tiger blamed a lot of his cheating behavior on his drug addiction, saying that the drugs were responsible for impairing his judgment,” a source familiar with the sports superstar’s treatment told The ENQUIRER.

The disgraced golfer entered The Meadows on the recommendation of therapists who treated him for sex addiction at the Gentle Path program in Hattiesburg, Miss., said the source.

“After he left Gentle Path, Tiger flew to Arizona for his initial intake interview at The Meadows, which is better equipped to handle rehab for drug addiction and depression.”

[From The National Enquirer]

I believe this, because of the way he was passed out at the scene of the car accident and how he avoided denying being on prescription drugs. In his speech, he said he wasn’t on steroids but didn’t mention any other medication at all. The print edition of the National Enquirer has more, including the promising claim that Elin was disgusted that she was supposed to participate in a ‘disclosure’ session at Tiger’s first rehab in which he was to reveal details of his cheating. The Enquirer says Elin is not on board with therapy because she knows none of this is her fault. A source says, “It looks like it’s too late for Tiger to save his marriage.” What a shame.

[Elin] initially agreed to be part of [Tiger’s] therapy, but when she agreed in Mississippi at Gentle Path, she discovered that she’d have to listen to a painful and intense ‘disclosure’ session.

“Patients write down every sexual encounter they’ve had in excruciating detail, and are given polygraph tests to make sure they’re telling the truth. Then they read their ‘disclosure’ in a group therapy session, while their spouse listens.

“Elin exploded when she found out she was expected to do this. She felt that she’d been manipulated, and said over and over again, ‘None of this is my fault, and there’s no way I’m going to put myself through this.’ Shortly after that, she flew back to Florida.

“Later, when therapists tried to set up conference-call therapy sessions with her, Tiger and a therapist, she flatly refused.

“Since then, Elin has turned her back on Tiger. In his apology, Tiger indicated that they were talking, but they lived apart in Florida before he headed to Arizona for rehab, and Elin doesn’t want to move on with the marriage.

“She’s decided that there’s no point being part of his therapy. Although she could always change her mind, it looks like it’s too late for Tiger to save his marriage. But he knows he has to complete therapy if he ever wants to get his life back in order.”

[From The National Enquirer, print edition, March 8, 2010]

This report kind of goes counter to what we’ve heard about Elin so far. Other outlets have her as giving Tiger support behind-the-scenes and attending therapy. I believe the Enquirer above the other tabloids, though, and am hoping this version is true.

Tiger Woods delivers remarks to the news media.

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  1. Gymo says:

    Enquirer – Prove it! Otherwise you’re talking crap.

  2. Rianna says:

    oh hell no would i want to hear every single instance of my husband cheating on me while he is telling it to my face with a therapist in the room patting my hand and saying “its going to be all okay”!
    i would defy any woman to sit through something like that? how the hell is that supposed to help a relationship? it would only want to make me kick his ass a little more lol… perhaps i am just spiteful?
    ambien and vicoden do not make you go and screw around like a march hair on meth. he chose to go out to the bars while he was married and he chose to sleep with those other women. drugs or no drugs… he would be still doing it if he never got caught too.

  3. Jack says:

    the last pic is just so hilarious.. fake tears for the audience. i really hope as well that elin left him for good.

  4. jen says:

    Weren’t they just seen playing tennis together? That would be the only reason I wouldn’t believe this. There’s no way I’d play tennis with the cheating husband I’m planning on leaving. Doesn’t make sense.

  5. Jag says:

    I hope it’s true that the marriage is over. As for his addiction to pills being the reason he is a serial cheater, he’ll have to work a little harder to convince me that’s true. I’ve known some addicts during my lifetime, and none of them were serial cheaters.

  6. Tia C says:

    Rianna you couldn’t be more right, about all of that. I wouldn’t want to know the details of my husband’s cheating, he can keep that to himself! And he absolutely WOULD still be up to all his shenanigans still if he hadn’t gotten caught. Without a doubt! Once a skeeze, always a skeeze.

  7. KIKI says:

    I believe this, because of the way he was passed out at the scene of the car accident
    I know Celebitchy writer! Witnesses at the scene said he was laying on the lawn snoring! I thought, what is up with that?

  8. Cheyenne says:

    I would think the marriage is over if/when Tiger and/or Elin announce it is over.

  9. bellaluna says:

    My husband and I were just talking about Tiger and Elin last night in bed, and we agreed there are just some things you can’t fix. His cheating on her the way he has has elevated their marriage to beyond-broken status. Anger issues, you can fix. Disrespectful speaking to your spouse, you can fix. Cheating on your wife with multiple partners and not using protection, all the while putting her health (and the health of your children with her) at risk, you cannot fix. If it was my husband, and my children or I ended up with a disease, I would sue him for assault with a deadly weapon. And I would win.

  10. gg says:

    He’s still full of crap and I don’t blame her a bit. Get shy of this loser toute suite.

    I get the feeling it’s more than just Vicodin — and, addicted to Ambien?, is like saying you’re addicted to Benadryl. Yes it’s more dangerous than Benadryl but the effects are very much similar to large doses of Benadryl.

    At any rate, hello, this is what happens when you screw pr0n stars, and even unprotected. Your wife gets turned off of you absolutely, and you ain’t gonna get back the appeal. Ever.
    That’s just how it is. Women need absolute trust and if you blow that, Bye-Bye Dumbass.

  11. MsTriste says:

    Right. While it may be true that he is also addicted to pills, I take issue with a few of these allegations.

    Blaming his cheating on drug use? That’s creative. Like someone else commented, I’ve known a few drug addicts, and they tend to stick closely to their drugs and nothing else really matters. They’re often too high to even think about sex. That’s a ridiculous claim on his part. He might as well just say he’s addicted to drugs and sex.

    And I’m not buying the disclosure session either. Most rehab programs follow the 12 step model. One of the last steps is apologizing to those you’ve hurt. I don’t think that apology is supposed to hurt, which is what full disclosure with all the little details would do to the wife.

  12. snapdragon says:

    i’m surprised tom cruise hasn’t jumped in to save tiger with vitamins and barley water. oh, and a significant contribution to scientology.

  13. No Sensei says:

    there’s some serious David Lynch sh17 going on in that last pic!

  14. KIKI says:

    I feel like crying when i see the last picture and imagine Tiger’s anguish. Get well soon Tiger!

  15. gg says:

    Yeah, well Kiki, I feel like kicking him in the ballz. He dug his hole and he’s not liking lying in it. He needs to pay the piper and disappear for awhile.

  16. Elanenergy says:

    The disclosure session mentioned here IS what happens with most sex rehab programs—whether they are in patient or out. They focus on stopping the lying, which means coming totally clean with the spouse. The spouse can stop the session at any point, b/c it is BAD to hear the details. Most people who do this still do not get “cured”. Once a ho, always a ho. I hope Elin bolts with stacks and stacks of money. She and the kids will all need therapy.

  17. Shannon says:

    I’m really bothered by this phrase in the article: “Elin has turned her back on Tiger.”

    Elin hasn’t done a damn thing wrong, and she certainly hasn’t “turned her back” on him. HE turned his back on his family when he made so many stupid, dangerous, self-serving decisions.

  18. Raven says:

    I’m with Jen on this. If she was still furious, she would not have played tennis with him.

    And no one picked up on the drug problem because bimbo after bimbo was popping up to say she had sex with him. Everyone was just looking at the lineup and speculating about where his wife was.

  19. ElizabethM says:

    Looks like Tiger is ignoring the “made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves” part of most addiction recovery programs. If he thinks it was anything but arrogance and a king complex that led to his bangin’ every sleazy fake blonde within his grasp, he’s in for a looooooong recovery.

    I’ve taken Vicodin and Ambien and neither of them led to me screwing every man I met. Sex addiction usually starts with ego and arrogance and can be reinforced by chemical reactions in the brain (sex produces the feel good chemicals in our brains) but bottom line: it begins with ego and arrogance.

    As for their marriage, I hope that if they stay together they can truly move on from this situation. I know I wouldn’t be able to do it so my divorce atty would have already drawn up the papers. However, cheating is the #2 thing I can’t handle from my men.

  20. simplicity says:

    Shaming in rehab is the norm, and this could be heard in Tiger’s speech.

    Adding his wife to his therapy by including her in a public group setting is also shaming, (if the story is true). She had nothing to do with his serial cheating. If he was unhappy in the marriage and needed to leave it was his responsibility to be honest with her.

  21. kim says:

    Also she flew to Arizona with him last Sat.

  22. Gymo says:

    I have proof that the marriage is over – I had a dream last night that the marriage was over – Now pay me for my insight into Tiger and Elin.
    Come on people! My dream is just as accurate as your guessing games.

    p.s. I love gossip it fixes all that’s wrong in my life.

  23. Erin says:

    Shannon, i’m with you – none of this is her fault, and she shouldn’t be expected to have anything to do with him at all after that kind of betrayal. not to mention the fact that she’s been exposed to HIV and who knows what else. I’m appalled that any therapist would find putting a cheated-on spouse through that to be beneficial for anyone.

  24. princess pea says:

    I understand the disclosure, and I think IF there is a desire to save the relationship, then it’s 100% necessary. Yep. it’ll hurt a megaton. But when you don’t know the details, you make them up. Not on purpose, it is part of processing the situation, I think, and figuring out what to do next. And the stuff you can imagine is often REALLY bad, possibly worse than the truth. So a disclosure, when totally honest, can help clear that up.

    The thing to remember is, Elin can’t be spared pain anymore. The infidelity already happened, she’s already been hurt, and now it’s a matter of healing that. Sometimes we have to hurt worse before we get better.

  25. Johan Wilson says:

    Tiger is older than he looks, he was born in 1934, in Vietnam, I have proof, just sent the photos and document to the National Enquirer office

  26. mslewis says:

    Elin and Tiger played tennis together for an hour. That has been documented by photos. Then they BOTH flew to Arizona and spent several days there. Elin flew back to Florida, alone. I don’t care what the Enquirer says, these two are trying to work things out. That doesn’t mean things will work out but they have two very small children together and I’m sure they both want to at least try.

    I also don’t believe Tiger is addicted to any drugs. The fact that he was asleep and snoring the night of the accident could mean that he had taken an Ambien to fall asleep, they had the argument and he tried to drive away. Doesn’t mean he has an addiction to anything. The Enquirer is as much a liar, or more so, than all the other ragmags. How anybody can think they are better is beyond me.

  27. Madchen says:

    From what I understand about the step programs, the moral inventory (which I think is the disclosure part) is done within the group (and within yourself, I guess), and the apologies to anyone harmed goes to the outside.

    But even the apology part isn’t supposed to be done if it will cause more harm to the one already hurt. I can’t imagine that exercise ever working to keep the couple together.

    As far as the two playing tennis and dining together, I wouldn’t be able to do it this soon but I have known those who could. If they’re working together so the children can see positive examples of civil behavior, more power to them.

  28. KIKI says:

    mslewis, some of his ho’s have said that he liked to have “ambien” sex, because it was trippy. So yeah, if he has to take drugs to heighten the sexual experience, he probably is a drug addict as well. Not making excuses for him but it sounds like he has an addictive personality.

  29. Am I the only person who’s over the whole Tiger Woods drama? I get it he’s a douchebag but jeez this is not news!

  30. KIKI says:

    Gatorade just dropped him. I guess that would make them “hater-ade”. Boo hoo poor Tigger!

  31. Sincerity says:

    I agree with Cheyenne. Tiger and Elin’s marriage is not “officially over” until divorce papers have been filed and the divorce decree is granted by the court. What’s really happening behind closed doors, nobody knows and all we can assume is that Tiger and Elin are trying to work things out. Whether they will succeed or fail, only time will tell. Women have remained in much worse marriages and only Elin knows whether or not her relationship can be salvaged.

  32. p3rp3tu4 says:

    Why would anyone in their right mind want to hear every detail of their loved ones indiscretions (therapy disclosure)? so the partner would have to relive / envision everything … that is torture in and of itself.

  33. Joseph says:

    I heard he crushed them up them pills and snorted & injected WHILE having upside down sex with a hermaphrodite. Crazy sad but true.

  34. Cheyenne says:

    @Joseph: if you read it in the Nat’l Enquirer it has to be true, doesn’t it? 🙄

  35. canadianchick says:

    I heard The Meadows is a good program, hope he gets some more help, if not for the sake of his marriage, then for his kids.

  36. Magsy says:

    I’m wondering how Elin didn’t catch an STD or even gonorrhea.

  37. JUDY says:

    Tiger needs to stop the groveling in public, he owes no one anything other then his wife and kids. He needs to act like a man and tell the public to fuck off and go and save his marriage. Grow some balls Tiger and take control and stop this public humiliation of yourself and your wife.

  38. Gia says:

    He’s not sorry about the infidelities, he’s sorry he got caught. I hope Elin runs like a bunny and gets the hell out of there. She and her children deserve better.

  39. Orbit says:

    Right. Drugs made him break his wedding vows. Probably well more than 19 times. It couldn’t be his fault. It’s Big Pharma’s. There goes his Aventis endorsement.

  40. asia says:

    what is the final tally on the number of women who slept with the hoe that is Tiger?
    how many is it?
    and is it true, men, too?

  41. DoMaJoReMc says:

    @ Cheyenne:


  42. coucou says:

    with Cheyenne & Sincerity in mind…

    What is it that makes a man – or anyone really – question whether or not the “marriage” is over?

    I would think it was over the minute he plunged his 9 iron into some strange turf for the first time since saying “I do…”

    That’s when the “marriage” is over, maybe not technically or physically – but definitely spiritually and emotionally.

    And no amount of ambien dreams can make you get out of that reality.

    I wish them both the best. Give up the charade and move on. Better luck next time!

  43. Cheyenne says:

    @coucou: Oh honey, get real. If a marriage is over the minute one of the partners is unfaithful, then probably most of the marriages in the country are walking corpses.

    Infidelity is wrong, period. But marriages have survived it.

  44. ogechi says:


    You spoke my mind on that.

  45. Lway says:

    Tiger deserves what he gets – i ready this morning that a study (in London) has shown that men who cheat on their wives are stupid. Chek it out

    London – Deceitful and despicable is one description that wronged wives could apply to their cheating husbands.

    Plain stupid is another. For scientists have concluded that men who sleep around are likely to have lower IQs.

    It is a finding likely to prove of interest to Cheryl Cole as she contemplates her errant partner Ashley’s unfaithful ways.

    Dr Satoshi Kanazawa, an evolutionary psychologist from the London School of Economics and Political Science, said the smarter a man is, the less likely he is to cheat on his partner.

    His theory is based on the assertion that through evolutionary history, men have always been “mildly polygamous”.

    That has changed today, however, and Dr Kanazawa explained that entering a sexually exclusive relationship is an ‘evolutionarily novel’ development for them.

    According to his theory, intelligent people are more likely to adopt what in evolutionary terms are new practices – to become “more evolved”.

    Therefore, in the case of fidelity, men who cannot adapt and end up succumbing to temptation and cheating are likely to be more stupid.

    “The theory predicts that more intelligent men are more likely to value sexual exclusivity than less intelligent men,” he explained.

    According to his theory, the link between fidelity and intelligence does not apply to women because they have always been expected to be faithful to one mate – even in polygamous societies.