I love the AsapSCIENCE Channel on YouTube. They put together quick, smart-but-easy-to-follow videos on a huge variety of science-related subject matter. Very recently they did one on "The Scientific Power of Meditation:"
The video is all of three minutes and two seconds long. Well worth the time.
One of my big take-aways:
"... studies found that after 8 weeks of a meditation program gray matter was more dense in areas associated with learning, memory processing and emotion regulation, and yet the amygdala which deals with stress, blood pressure and fear had decreased gray matter..."
The Eleventh Step says "Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him..." It does not say "Sought through prayer and meditation except when we think we can't sit still, don't have time or secretly think we'll be bored..."
Bust yourself on your bullshit, find a meditation practice and get started. There is not an alcoholic -- hell, there is not a person -- to be found who has a regular practice who doesn't name it as an incredibly powerful healing and transformational tool.