Transcript for Malibu Residents Want Celeb Rehab Centers Out
Residents claim the expensive treatment centers of the rich and famous are turning their peaceful beach town with a neighborhood overrun with paparazzi. Abc's nick watt has the story. Reporter: You've heard of -- those who say not in my backyard, to an airport or a slaughter house. Malibu simply doesn't want too many rich addicts next door. Everybody recognizes the need for top-notch drug and alcohol treatment. But nobody wants it in their neighborhood. Reporter: Lindsay lohan is a patient at that establishment. Others who have passed through malibu, dropping roughly 30 grand a month, include hasselhoff, spears, dick, baldwin, affleck, sheen. I am on a drug. It's called charlie sheen. Reporter: What's the problem? Local, even the mayor of malibu, say the tranquil havens are taking over. They say one assigned a postal address to a guest house to bypass the only success for residents here. There's one facility that's causing this problem. Reporter: Others say the streets are jammed with loitering paparazzi to snap the latest star fallen from grace. And there's the stopped traffic. Drug and alcohol rehab has become big business. And there's a lot of money at stake. Reporter: City officials say they will crack down on any zoning violations. And they're taking their fight to the state level. Malibu doesn't want their seaside eden from becoming the celebrity rehab capital of the world.
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