Inventor Richard Michiel of Teen Stopper Protection, Also Known as the Bottle Blocker, Issues Tips to Prevent Teen Alcohol Abuse

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Richard Michiel, the inventor of the Bottle Blocker, issues tips to parents to help prevent underage teen drinking as Halloween, homecoming activities, and other social activities come into play.

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Keep Your Kids out of your Liquor and Pills!

Richard Michiel, inventor of the Bottle Blocker, is an advocate against teen drinking and warns parents of the hazards of the season. As Halloween parties, homecoming festivities, and other social events come into play, teens will most likely find themselves in situations involving alcohol consumption.

So, what should parents do? According to Michiel, the most important step parents should take is to make it clear that underage alcohol consumption is not allowed, and consequences will happen if household rules are not obeyed.

The Century Council ( reports that nearly ten million youths within the US, from ages 12 to 20, have reported drinking alcohol in the past 30 days. To help combat this statistic, Michiel invented the Bottle Blocker, which is a fitted latex cap that is secured to bottles with a custom imprinted zip tie. Children, teens, and even adults are unable to open the bottles without cutting the Bottle Blocker off. Should any tampering occur, the lock can’t be reused which means that the violator will get caught.

“All parents want to trust their kids,” said Michiel. “But it’s helpful to have an extra precaution in place with the Bottle Blocker, so parents can rest assured that a night out with each other won’t turn into an impromptu high school party.”

For parents who need additional help, Michiel advises the following tips:

  •     If your child breaks general rules, issue a fair punishment. Address misbehavior in general to make it clear that broken rules will not be tolerated. If teens can get away with late curfews, they might not fear the consequences of alcohol consumption.
  •     If teens are going to homecoming sleepovers or other seasonal activities, call the responsible parents holding the event. If your teen is unwilling to give a number, do not let them go.
  •     Make sure your child is aware of the consequences for breaking rules before hand. That way they can’t blame you for punishing them. If they break your rules knowing the consequences they will be punishing themselves. It helps them to make better decisions.

For more information about the Bottle Blocker, visit The Bottle Blocker with 24 locks is available online for $19.95, and deluxe kits are also available.

About the Bottle Blocker
For more information on the Bottle Blocker, and how it could work for your home, please visit The online store is at basic kits are available for $19.95. The deluxe kits are available for $49.95, come in a locking box to prevent access to any supplies, and contains a special lock cutter.

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