Pharmacology & Addictions

ACS 525

Instructor: Dr. George Gonzalez, Ph.D.


COURSE OVERVIEW: Welcome to Pharmacology & Addictions. This course covers an account of the effects of psychoactive drugs on the brain and their behavior.

TEXTBOOK: Student will read downloads, power points and pdfs in the subject matter.

EXAMINATIONS: Student at the end of the course will take a multiple/or true and false test.


91-100%    = A 
81-90%      = B
71-80%      = C 
Below 70% = Failed

ASSIGNMENTS: Read the Chapter's in the book.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

1). Become familiar each psychoactive drug.
2). Become familiar with the actions, uses and side effect of the psychoactive drug.
3). Become familiar with the special topics in psychotherapeutics.
4). Become familiar with the agents primarily considered as Drugs of Abuse.
5). Become familiar with the drugs that depress brain function (sedatives).
6). Become familiar with the drugs that stimulate brain function (Psychostimulants).
7). Become familiar with antidepressant drugs.
8). Become familiar with Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology.
Become familiar with Psychedelic Drugs.