Passengers from other countries need to be aware that Barbados is absurdly behind the times in attitudes & awareness of the fact that drug addiction is a disease, a medical issue, not a moral issue. Back in May, I spent thousands of dollars for a Barbados vacation bringing my girlfriend as a present for her 50th birthday. At customs, I was stopped, brought into the supervisors office and "grilled" about my criminal history in the US. I am a recovering addict, been clean for several years, but in the past my chemical dependency got me into legal trouble because I falsified some prescriptions to feed my addiction to pain killers...Period, end of ugly story..but no violence, no street drugs, no anything but a past drug problem and I had no legal or illegal drugs with me, had been to Aruba, Antigua, St. Martin, Jamaica, Anguilla, Tortolla, Hong Kong and China all in the past with no problems at Customs. This female customs officer refused my admittance into Barbados, and told my girlfriend she could vacation alone if she wanted which had her crying uncontrollably. I tried to reason with this individual and even showed her proof that I was the team doctor for Aruba during the summer Olympics in the past...She didn't care, nor did she care that she was costing me a small fortune! I have yet to contact US Authorities over this due to sheer embarassment over the incident. How can a country like Barbados that survives from tourism be so narrow minded at their customs department?