Malibu Residents Fight Back Against Celebrity Rehab

By Michael Horowicz
|  Tuesday, Jul 21, 2009  |  Updated 11:40 AM EDT
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Malibu Residents Fight Back Against Celebrity Rehab

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Alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, food, exhaustion. If you've got problems, you can probably get help in Malibu.

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Help! I live next to a celebrity rehab center, get me out of here!

Not everyone likes the idea of stars such as Mel Gibson, Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears visiting their neighborhood.

Angry Malibu residents say they are being overrun by rehab houses and they want the city to do something about it. They are asking for legislation to be enacted and enforced that would restrict the proliferation and clustering of rehab houses. According to the group, the city of 13,000 resident currently has 50 rehab houses.

The group claims rehab center patients have set fires, robbed pharmacies and harassed neighbors.

The residents complain that staff members parking near these rehab homes are creating a safety hazard.

They've posted a YouTube video highlighting their plight:

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