Do you really want to take that chance? Who is going to tell you that this patient overcame this addiction and isn't at risk for relapse with your help by tempting them? You also realize that they will tell you they overcame and a small percentage may in fact relapse because of YOU and if something happens to them and you are the prescribing doctor, you're license may be at risk.Seeing as how you did not look up the word overcome, I will explain it to you in your desired analogy format. If my patient overcame his addition of Vicodin he would NOT abuse the drug even with an ample supply within his possession. If he was tempted and abused Vicodin, then NO he DID NOT overcome his addiction. So to answer your question, YES I would have no trouble prescribing a drug to a patient who OVERCAME his addition (you meant addiction I assume?).
I was asked this on my oral surgical boards. Is this your final answer?
My whole point is that you seem to just lay aside a common problem that even though can be controlled, can sometime rear it's ugly head at the worst possible time. Failing a board exam CAN be about test day anxiety. Whether you decide to believe it or not.
Once you have an anxiety disorder you have it whether it's under control or not. Once an addict, always an addict. It's not about OVERCOMING, it's about MANAGING.