In the Pilot episode carter explains that the freezing is due to the momentary compression of your atoms needed during your reconstruction on the other side. But considering the other freezing moments listed, although its never referenced directly, its due to a strained connection between gates (possibly a safety protocol to ensure you live).
In The Torment of Tantalus Carter explains how a team was able to activate the gate in 1947 and sent a traveller to an address in a similar alignment to Abydos, where the drift has been minor in relation to earth. Thereby skirting the problem of stellar drift.
So yes, although never directly explained in the show, there are many references to shoddy connections and freezing upon re-entry.