‘Can’t believe it’: Brooke Warne marks 60 days of giving up alcohol

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Shane Warne’s eldest child has shared an “amazing” health milestone, one she says she “can’t believe” she’s reached.

The legendary spin king’s daughter Brooke on Monday celebrated her 60th day since giving up alcohol, posting a photo to Instagram to mark the occasion.

“Day 60 today! Longest I’ve gone without a drink for a long time,” the 26-year-old captioned the photo of herself, dressed in activewear and giving the camera a thumbs-up.

“I feel amazing. Can’t believe it, almost there.”

Brooke, who has amassed a following of more than 74,000 on the social media platform, added that she was on track to achieve her fitness goals after going sober.

“(I) didn’t think I’d ever be able to comfortably run 4km and I have, happy!” she wrote, adding “5km, I’m coming for you”.

In January, her brother Jackson celebrated a similar milestone with his own Instagram following, having committed to an entire year without alcohol following his dad’s untimely death in March, 2022.

“365/365. In 2023 I gave myself the goal to go the entire year without a drink,” the 24-year-old wrote.

“I wanted to show people if something traumatic happens in your life instead of turning LEFT to alcohol which I believed to be a bandaid, turn RIGHT to health and fitness because it will help you process everything with a clearer mind.

“If I can go Sober (sic) in my circumstances at 23/24 years old you can too!”

Statistics from the federal government’s Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) last year found that young people are increasingly abstaining from alcohol.

Between 2007 and 2019, the proportion of Aussies aged 14 to 17 who didn’t drink alcohol rose from 39 to 73 per cent, while for those aged 18 to 24, it increased from 13.1 per cent to 21 per cent.

Deputy Director of the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research at La Trobe University, Amy Pennay, told SBS News in April 2023 that TikTok hashtags like “sobertok” could be helping to normalise drinking less among Generation Z.

“Normalisation is one of the things that we keep coming back to,” Dr Pennay said.

“Once something becomes normal and normalised, it’s much easier to become part of that group.”

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