"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Stevie J is learning how to be a better father ... the hard way -- he's facing 2-years in prison following a grand jury indictment for ducking out on over $1M in child support.
TMZ first reported ... Stevie J was thrown in jail last June for allegedly bailing on $8,500 a month in child support for 2 of his kids ... since 2001. Total unpaid child support -- $1,107,412.
Even though the grand jury's indicted him ... Stevie won't be arraigned on the charges until Feb. 10 in NYC. He's got other problems at the moment.
Stevie's doing a 30-day stint in a rehab facility after repeatedly violating probation by testing positive for weed and blow.